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Old 09-26-2015, 07:47 AM   #113
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Are you saying 10000 miles without Bio and then one tank of Bio and your engine started running bad enough to add additives and to change filters? Your Ford is B20 compatible.

So do most truckers get ticked off when they see RVs using truck pumps? All the big DP with cars in tow have to use those facilities.

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Old 09-28-2015, 06:01 PM   #114
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Are you saying 10000 miles without Bio and then one tank of Bio and your engine started running bad enough to add additives and to change filters? Your Ford is B20 compatible.

So do most truckers get ticked off when they see RVs using truck pumps? All the big DP with cars in tow have to use those facilities.

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I have had NEW filters get clogged with one load of BIO... it's all politiks...
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Old 09-28-2015, 06:19 PM   #115
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The company I worked for was a distributor for heavy duty industrial and truck diesels. I remember speaking to the manufacturer we represented years back about bio diesel. They said that things like lubricity and other specs weren't the usual problem with bio diesel, it was the frequent lack of quality control and testing to ensure it conformed to specs which meant that it was often an unknown. They likened it to the wild west, and took it all down to risk management. That stuck with me. If still true, we should focus less on whether we bought a tank of bio fuel, and more on whether we bought a tank of fuel with questionable quality control. The bio part is incidental.
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The company I worked for was a distributor for heavy duty industrial and truck diesels. I remember speaking to the manufacturer we represented years back about bio diesel. They said that things like lubricity and other specs weren't the usual problem with bio diesel, it was the frequent lack of quality control and testing to ensure it conformed to specs which meant that it was often an unknown. They likened it to the wild west, and took it all down to risk management. That stuck with me. If still true, we should focus less on whether we bought a tank of bio fuel, and more on whether we bought a tank of fuel with questionable quality control. The bio part is incidental.
Wellllllll, it was "Willie Nelson Bio-diesel"...'just saying... But it was a pretty green!

We had lots of diesel in tug and push boats.. The bio stuff has a "shelf life" for shore. One thing we did was haul in fresh fuel when a distributor pushed a bunch of bad fuel into "poor area" stations because they had gotten away with it before... Well, turns out there were some "politicians" in the area who pumped the bad fuel into their "cars"..... Well, the stuff hit the fan. All the "affected" cars were repaired....

I am sure they learned their lesson... They won't do that again during "election" cycle!!!!
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Old 09-28-2015, 11:31 PM   #117
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No problems with truck stops. Typically I spend more then a few days at RV parks along my route and in doing so I usually unhook to go grocery shopping etc at which time I usually fuel up. So it is not often that I need to pull in and fuel with the trailer.
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Old 09-29-2015, 08:41 AM   #118
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:I filled with a bio- fuel in Minnesota, a driver told me it was made from beans, no problems pulled good, same mileage, in an 07 dodge with 6.7. And this isn't someone told someone and they told me....
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I like B10

I have used a biodiesel blend of at least B5 from tank #1 on my 2014 RAM EcoDiesel. I now have just over 28,000 miles in 15 months of ownership. No problems at all. It is certified to run up to B20 with a few adjustments to the maintenance schedule. I prefer B10 for its increased lubricity and detergent properties.

Fuel quality varies greatly from station to station and state to state. Some states have no regulation for diesel labeling at all. In Texas, if you are fueling in one of the "affected" counties (basically east of US 281) you will probably be getting at least B5. Texas has a "Low Emission Diesel" program. The diesel must meet some basic minimum standards, like a cetane rating of 48.
https://www.tceq.texas.gov/airqualit...eandiesel.html
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Old 09-29-2015, 09:15 AM   #120
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So for the major companies, Pilot, Flying J, Loves etc, that show bio diesel at some of their locations that also have semi truck islands is the biodiesel only at the car island is there non bio diesel is at the truck islands? Or is biodiesel at both?

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Kelvin,
Are you asking about Texas' 110 affected counties?

All labeling is governed by the FTC. That doesn't mean all pumps are labeled correctly.

•B5, No Label Required: Fuel blends containing no more than 5 percent biodiesel and no more than 5 percent biomass-based diesel and that meet ASTM D975.

•B6-B20 Labels Required: Fuel blends containing more than 5 percent but no more than 20 percent biodiesel or biomass-based diesel.

•B20+ Labels Required: Fuel blends containing more than 20 percent biodiesel or biomass-based diesel.

- See more at: http://www.natso.com/articles/articl....HttB745D.dpuf
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Not necessarily in Texas. One some of the companies websites it shows you if the location's diesel is biodiesel and at what level. I'm just wondering if you go to one of those locations showing biodiesel if you fuel up at the semi truck islands will it have bio diesel too or non bio?

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Kelvin,
I think that question would be best answered by Pilot, Flying J Love's etc. But, keep in mind there is no label required per FTC standards for B5 and below.
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I've used 5%and 20% bio while towing. I guess I'm fortunate because I never noticed any difference in performance or mileage. My Duramax manual says it can run up to 20% bio diesel.
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The pumps are marked with a label showing biodiesel percentage.I try to avoid biodiesel in general for my vehicle usage.


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Recently I filled up at a 'Pilot' station... my 'mileage' went UP! From 10-11MPG to almost 18MPG...!

What did I do wrong so I can do it some more?
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