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Old 02-08-2015, 09:24 AM   #15
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Both Flying & Loves post the % of bio on their web site, very helpful when travling. Mercedes only allows 5% bio & they show a picture what more than 5% does to the fuel filter & engine when you use more than 5%, it convinced me.
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Old 02-08-2015, 10:20 AM   #16
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Trouble is finding any diesel with the lower % of biodiesel in it as the gov't regs kick it up each year. Stations are required to post stickers on the pumps for anything above 5%. We are in the southeast and its hard to find any pumps with lower % whether Pilot or small stations. Hoping to offset some of the potential damage we add Stability for diesel engines to every tank. Thanks gov't!
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Old 02-08-2015, 10:26 AM   #17
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Get used to it!

It's here to stay thanks to BIG government.

And we vote these idiots into office.

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Old 02-08-2015, 10:35 AM   #18
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Sounds like another reason to use a high-quality diesel fuel additive. I use Power Service or Amsoil.
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Check the latest Detroit biodiesel advice. Most of the engine manufacturers have increased the allowable biodiesel content to at least B10, even on older engines.

I think Detroit allows B20 in all Series 60 engines, but the DD13/DD15 engines are still at B5. Same for the Mercedes MBE900 that some RVs have.

This site purports to have the latest biodiesel specs for all OEM brands:
OEM Statement Summary Chart - Biodiesel.org
I had called Detroit when I realized all PFJ was pumping was B20, in Cali at least. They said not to run it in my DD13. Thanks for the link to the engine manufacturers. My friend runs an 06 Cat C13 and was afraid to use the B20. According to their site they say it's OK. I passed the link on to him.
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I don't know about the "E" stuff, but my manual says nothing over B5 in my Detroit. That leaves out all the Pilot/Flying J's in Cali and anywhere else.
My 02 Duramax manual stated B5 max. I've been burning B20 ever since it showed up at the pumps, motor runs great today. FWIW biodiesel has more lubricity than 100% dino-diesel. The only concern with older fuel system is the cleaning effect of biodiesel loosens all deposits in the system and clogs the filter quicker. Once your fuel system is clean again, filter changes return to normal schedule.
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