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yup, put about 11 gallons in the tank, mixed with probably 8 gallons of dino, plus 4 more 5 gallon jugs for later use in storage.

so far, runs the same, sounds smoother, like a heavy blanket was wrapped around the engine, power is the same by the butt dyno, exhaust smells like crap. i much prefer the smell of regular dino diesel exhaust. bought a new fuel filter in anticipation of a clogged up current filter within the next day or 2. mileage by the overhead is the same, i'll hand calc. later when i fillup again.

damn stuff is slick! i stupidly didn't tie down my jugs in teh bed, and one of the caps popped off while driving, sloshing bio everywhere in the bed. well, it's so slick that my jugs were sliding around everywere anytime i'd stop, go or turn, like an ice skating rink was in the bed!

the one with the loose lid tipped over, spilling 4 gallons all over the bed right before i got home. 4 gallons of bio running out of my tailgate through my neighborhood up my driveway. awesome.
washed it all out but it left a residue that needs to be removed with some degreaser...
 

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Depending on the amount of miles you already have on the engine, you might wanna buy a couple more fuel filters. I ran bio in my old Chevy and had to change out the filters about three times before it was all said and done. Alot of stuff gets cleaned out of your lines and tank with the bio.
 

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Just a quick bio question, been thinkin of runnin it myself, does the bio still smoke like #2, I know it will smell diff, but will it still "roll coal" with b100 or not even
 

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Just a quick bio question, been thinkin of runnin it myself, does the bio still smoke like #2, I know it will smell diff, but will it still "roll coal" with b100 or not even

You won't be rolling any coal with B100, but you will be saving money! :thumbsup
 

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I like saving money!!!
 

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yeah i'm gong to get another fuel filter today just incase i get clogged up on the way to indy this weekend.
and no, there's no smoke. too bad, but i like paying $1/gal more than smoking out an intersection!
 

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So you can still blow some smoke, that is good news!!! Im not real worried, I need to save the money more than blowing smoke, but there are some times that I just like blowin smoke
 

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Bio exhaust smells great. I do not mind the smell of diesel exhaust in the least, but I like the smell that the bio gives it better. Jet fuel makes the exahust stink a bit more than normal diesel though. Then again maybe the extra smell from the the Jet fuel is coming from the heavy 2-stroke usage i use. I add a quart of 2-stroke to 5 gallons of jet fuel.

When I ran B100 in my truck I would lose about 4 mpg. BUT, that is on my 04 with the common rail. The older 24v trucks don't take a hit on mileage like the common rail trucks do. Your 99 will burn B100 without an issue. Maybe a few early fuel filter changes are in store for you, but you already knew that and are prepared for that.
 

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To take best advantage of B100's really high cetane value, you should retard your timing. That should get some smoke back too.

I think that B100 has nearly the performance capability of #2, provided that the engine is tuned to take advantage of it.
 

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Now here's a question posed about bio. These new gen 6.7 CTD are only supposed to run on 5% bio. I tried some on a short trip and didn't see any improvements, including the cost. Has anyone ran B100 in the new 6.7's yet?
Didn't mean to steal your thread bro. :w:
 

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To take best advantage of B100's really high cetane value, you should retard your timing. That should get some smoke back too.

I think that B100 has nearly the performance capability of #2, provided that the engine is tuned to take advantage of it.
hmmm....what can i use to retard teh timing? my EZ advances the inj. timing right? at some point, after my fuel system is up to par, i'll be selling the Ez and buying a high dollar tuner of some kind...
 

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To take best advantage of B100's really high cetane value, you should retard your timing. That should get some smoke back too.

I think that B100 has nearly the performance capability of #2, provided that the engine is tuned to take advantage of it.
:agree2: I have heard that as well.
 

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hmmm....what can i use to retard teh timing? my EZ advances the inj. timing right? at some point, after my fuel system is up to par, i'll be selling the Ez and buying a high dollar tuner of some kind...
I don't think that there is anything on the 24 valves that can retard the timing. That's the kind of thing that everybody is screaming for an EFI-Live sort of tuner for.

On 12 valves it's easy.
 

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I don't think that there is anything on the 24 valves that can retard the timing. That's the kind of thing that everybody is screaming for an EFI-Live sort of tuner for.

On 12 valves it's easy.
ok, i didn't remember hearing of anything like that, but since i'm new to all this, i figured maybe i just didn't know.

Where did you get bio in L-Ville Terminaltsi?
a friend of mine makes it. i supply the wvo and he processes it.
 

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what kit or process did you use? i have been wanting to switch to bio diesel
 

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No kit for bio. Put it in your tank and be ready to change your fuel filter. Why on the green earth would you want to RETARD your timing??? I mean I was under the impression that you only retard the timing to prevent broken crankshafts and the like. Retarding timing will hurt fuel efficiency and power. Anybody break hard parts due to cetane?
 

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Last time I got fuel b11 was actualy cheeper per gal. then b100... but that my just be here.. but I run b11 every tank...
 

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what kit or process did you use? i have been wanting to switch to bio diesel
my buddy has the setup with teh 2 cone shaped tanks, a couple pumps and a ton of valves.
 
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