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I just drove past a sign for diesel at $4.25. That boycott you guys staged the first of this month worked wonders...what a waste of time.

There is only one way for consumers like you and me to have ANY effect on diesel fuel prices...buy BioDiesel. I make my own, but I'll confess that it's a messy job and much more time/work than I anticipated. If you don't want to mess with it all, you could at least start buying it. It's not like magic beans or voodoo...it's an EPA approved fuel source that will run in any diesel engine with no modifications needed. Because of its superior lubricity, it's better for your engine, it's American made (keeping our dollars in our country), and it's the only thing that can cripple Big Oil's profits. The only down side to it is that you may have to replace a fuel filter after you start using it because it's going to clean the inside of your tanks, lines and engine to a like new status. The junk it cleans will end up in your fuel filter. Yes, it cost about the same per gallon as diesel fuel, but if your going to give your money to someone, wouldn't you rather that be someone from your own country that's not trying to blow us all up? Just do a google search on biodiesel and you can easily find a map that will show you all the places you can buy it.

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I would love to run Bio but can't afford it, Down here the only place that sells it charges amost a dollar more a gallon then straight #2.
 

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I agree with they fuel boycott thing, I bought extra diesel just to off set those boycotting. I would love to purchase biodiesel but it is not sold anywhere near me. To be honest I have never even seen it offered, period.
 

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I'd be making my own if I could find the damn oil. I have everything I need to start except the oil.:CRY:
 

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you guys Do realize that Bio is still mixed with #2 right....and also, the only time i was able to find and fill up with it...i got 2mpg less. Is this the norm, or did i get a bad batch of oil.
 

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I've been running B20 for a few months now. What do I have to do to prepare my truck for B100?
 

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I've been running B20 for a few months now. What do I have to do to prepare my truck for B100?
Nothing. You can run it just like it is without any modifications. You will have to change the fuel filter once or twice earlier than normal because it will clean all of the crud from the tank.
 

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What about the performance of the Fuel??
 

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I've been running B20 for a few months now. What do I have to do to prepare my truck for B100?

If you've run some b20 through it, you may have already cleaed the gunk out. Just have a filter on hand in case.

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Biodiesel is just that, not mineral based. The "B**" is a mixture.

Bio diesel will run in the truck with no mods at all.

Waste cooking oil needs to be "processed" with lye and wood alcohol to be used in a truck with no mods. Cooking oil can be used without processing, but the truck will need mods for that fuel. Think of it this way: either the truck or the cooking oil needs to be modified.

Cummins says that the Biofuel is not recommended, BUT... that is because there is no set standard for the quality of the fuel. As such, Cummins doesn't know how the biofuel will affect their product. Cummins also said in that same article that most biofuels should pose no hazard to the engine. Again, though, they said they could not recommend it.
 

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I would love to run Bio but can't afford it, Down here the only place that sells it charges amost a dollar more a gallon then straight #2.
i couldnt imagine seeing 5.29 on a sign for diesel
 

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Heck there was a place here on Thursday that wanted $4.99. while the one across the street was $4.19. This is for straight #2. Talk about gouging.
 

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Nothing. You can run it just like it is without any modifications. You will have to change the fuel filter once or twice earlier than normal because it will clean all of the crud from the tank.
I heard B100 would start eating away at random things in the engine and fuel system though.
 

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I heard B100 would start eating away at random things in the engine and fuel system though.
Biodiesel does not do well with rubber fuel lines and seals which are not commonly used in fuel systems made since 1994
 

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Hate to break the bad news, but you can't cripple the oil companies. OPEC controls everything, and if they lose profit here they can just make up for it somewhere else. It's the OTR truckers that would be the only people who could make a difference, but I don't think prices would change still.

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