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Old 08-31-2005, 10:28 PM
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Hi all. I am sure it has been asked before, but what am I in for If I decide to start routinely running B100 in my 82 300Sd? I have been reading about homebrew on veggieavenger.com and journeytoforever.org and it is really promising with the price of fuel the way it is.

What I want to know is, what is every possible part that could fail (due to the biodiesel, not it's cleaning power! ) and how much $$..


i.e. filters don't count.


Thanks guys. Just trying to help the enviroment, (but mostly my wallet! )

Besides, those higher cetane numbers sound quite inviting.
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Old 09-01-2005, 12:23 AM
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Good question, sorry I have no answer!

I ran B-20 last spring, about four tank fulls, and it didn't harm anything that I'm aware of, but B-100 will likely loosen up years of sediment in your tank and saturate your filter quickly.

While I don't see issues with injectors as a result of B-100, the IP, and primary fuel pump, may be subjective to possible failure, such as rubber O-rings and other seals.

While the notion that B-100 may be cheaper than dino diesel soon, many here will no doubt be wondering the same?
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Old 09-01-2005, 03:22 AM
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Hi all. I am sure it has been asked before, but what am I in for If I decide to start routinely running B100 in my 82 300Sd? I have been reading about homebrew on veggieavenger.com and journeytoforever.org and it is really promising with the price of fuel the way it is.

What I want to know is, what is every possible part that could fail (due to the biodiesel, not it's cleaning power! ) and how much $$..


Besides, those higher cetane numbers sound quite inviting.
First, read the sticky on the top posted by whunter. Follow it.

Second, read everything you can. Just like on this forum, you will get a good idea of the most valuable posters and their knowledge. The posters, girl Mark and a few others, are quite informing because of all their trial and error experiences.

Good biodiesel should not harm any of your 617 innards. I changed my fuel lines to braided stainless covered teflon just because that is what I have always used.

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