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Gonzo42

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Posted: 04/04/14 11:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I noticed that the Flying J I visited last week had posted on the pump that it contains 20% biodiesel. I don't think its a problem but has anyone experienced problems such as hard starting or other?


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If it's of any help, there are 8 pages of 'biodiesel'

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The M-B spec referenced here is a lot more technical than I would like:

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GM says my truck can burn bio-diesel, but I really don't want to use it, just like I won't use E-85 in my Flex-Fuel Impala.


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Yep. We don't need none of that biodiesel as long as we can frack and get the good stuff.


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Posted: 04/04/14 02:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Depends on the truck. I have run my '01 Dodge on B100 since it was new. Word of caution, I forgot to add a biocide this winter and the truck sat a lot, got a lot of algae snot to deal with now. I will be a good customer at the filter store for awhile.

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Posted: 04/04/14 03:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gonzo42 wrote:

I noticed that the Flying J I visited last week had posted on the pump that it contains 20% biodiesel. I don't think its a problem but has anyone experienced problems such as hard starting or other?


I bought a tank full in Nogales before heading south into Mexico.
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Posted: 04/04/14 05:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I understand some states require a minimum amount of biodiesel in the fuel sold within that state.. Some states it is 10% and in some it is 20%. I don't like to use it but many times have no option if I want diesel


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Posted: 04/04/14 06:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just curious, why don't you like to use it?

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I know our smart cars always run quieter and smoother on biodiesel. Wish it was more common out there.


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