Recent Topics
Honda Filter 15400-PLM-A02 Are these counterfeit?
by Helpme
04/24/14 12:51 AM
Delvac 0w40 vs M1 0w40
by Ndx
04/23/14 11:35 PM
is there any logic to why the repairable area on a
by WhyMe
04/23/14 11:09 PM
Oil Change Order? Random Pennzoil / QS question
by Ddub
04/23/14 10:21 PM
Current vehicle oil requirements.....
by gregk24
04/23/14 10:03 PM
50:1 premix at Sears for $1.27
by Donald
04/23/14 09:23 PM
Cut Open - Toyota 90915 = yzzf2
by JC1
04/23/14 08:31 PM
Cut Open - Purolator Classic L20195
by JC1
04/23/14 08:29 PM
Cut Open - Purolator Pure One PL20195
by JC1
04/23/14 08:28 PM
Cut Open - Napa Gold 1516
by JC1
04/23/14 08:27 PM
Cut Open - Napa Gold 1334
by JC1
04/23/14 08:26 PM
Carbon Fibre Trim
by domer10
04/23/14 08:24 PM
Newest Members
2stroker, BMWR1200GS, Npeters1205, shrekulo, Helpme
49680 Registered Users
Who's Online
31 registered (DanC, david_ES2, Chris142, cak446, Cosmos, CastroPenzoHavoMobil1, 3 invisible), 893 Guests and 158 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
49680 Members
64 Forums
212346 Topics
3328715 Posts

Max Online: 2651 @ 04/21/14 04:38 PM
Donate to BITOG

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#1132899 - 04/19/08 08:02 PM B20 Biodiesel...??
fins Offline


Registered: 07/19/06
Posts: 64
Loc: ohio
When using regular diesel I occaisally add some MMO or 2 stroke oil to my fuel to help lubricate the injecters.

A local station now has B20 Biodiesel.....would I still need to add some lube or does the B20 inheritly have more lubrication?

Top
#1132905 - 04/19/08 08:05 PM Re: B20 Biodiesel...?? [Re: fins]
duaneb9729 Offline


Registered: 02/26/08
Posts: 1340
Loc: minneapolis mn
i visit a couple of diesel related web sites and from what i gather there the answer is no, i add used engine oil my 33 gal fuel tank, just half a gal per fill when not running biodiesel

Top
#1132929 - 04/19/08 08:34 PM Re: B20 Biodiesel...?? [Re: duaneb9729]
cosynthetics Offline


Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 446
Loc: Mid Ohio
B20 has great built in lubricity!
_________________________
2000 BMW 540i6 4.4l
2002 Ford Excursion Powerstroke 7.3l
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0l

Top
#1134187 - 04/21/08 07:33 PM Re: B20 Biodiesel...?? [Re: cosynthetics]
cowhorse01 Offline


Registered: 02/21/08
Posts: 389
Loc: Oceanside, CA
So which one is it? Yes or no? And who is right?
_________________________
Byron

97 F-350 CC, 7.3L PSD, 6637 CAI, E4OD, Rotella Dino 15w-40, Donaldson ELF7405 Filter, 3" DP, 4" Exhaust

2011 34' Sundance TT



Top
#1134219 - 04/21/08 08:07 PM Re: B20 Biodiesel...?? [Re: cowhorse01]
duaneb9729 Offline


Registered: 02/26/08
Posts: 1340
Loc: minneapolis mn
sorry my answer was confusing,, i should have said from what i have read you dont need to ad anything to the fuel when burning b20

Top
#1151192 - 05/14/08 12:36 PM Re: B20 Biodiesel...?? [Re: duaneb9729]
Harley Anderson Offline


Registered: 08/03/06
Posts: 392
Loc: State College, PA
B2 has more than enough lube for the inectors and ip. Now if you want to run a cleaner that is different. Hopefully in the future diesel in the US will be mandated to have 2-5% bio in it. Then none of us will need any lube for the dry ulsd.
_________________________
2005 Dodge Ram 2500, CTD, NV5600, Frantz BP Filter, Baldwin Coolant Filter, Amsoiled.

Top
#1152108 - 05/15/08 03:54 PM Re: B20 Biodiesel...?? [Re: Harley Anderson]
fins Offline


Registered: 07/19/06
Posts: 64
Loc: ohio
 Originally Posted By: Harley Anderson
B2 has more than enough lube for the inectors and ip. Now if you want to run a cleaner that is different. Hopefully in the future diesel in the US will be mandated to have 2-5% bio in it. Then none of us will need any lube for the dry ulsd.


Glad to hear that..........the place where I was buying the B20 has quit carring biodiesel.......there is another place down the road a few miles that carries B2......I didn't think 2% would have enough inherit lube qualities.

Top
#1152545 - 05/16/08 08:31 AM Re: B20 Biodiesel...?? [Re: fins]
Harley Anderson Offline


Registered: 08/03/06
Posts: 392
Loc: State College, PA
_________________________
2005 Dodge Ram 2500, CTD, NV5600, Frantz BP Filter, Baldwin Coolant Filter, Amsoiled.

Top
#1156028 - 05/21/08 04:12 PM Re: B20 Biodiesel...?? [Re: Harley Anderson]
-SyN- Offline


Registered: 06/20/05
Posts: 595
Loc: Tornado Alley
B20 will also clean your whole fuel system as well... B20 is the best of both worlds for us diesel pickup owners.
_________________________
01 Ford 7.3L PSD {295K Miles}
06 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0T--->M1 0W-40
08 Ford F150 FX4--{5.4L 3V}-->M1 0W-40
12 Ford Edge Limited--{3.5L 4V)-->M1 0W-20


Top
#1298532 - 12/01/08 04:02 PM Re: B20 Biodiesel...?? [Re: -SyN-]
ChiTDI Offline


Registered: 12/19/03
Posts: 2035
Loc: Chicago IL
I waited until the weather got cold to post this, because BioD has a gel issue. Many improvements over the last few years, but I was wondering at what % bio are your local stations carrying it. Also, besides Power Service are there any additive companies promoting an antigel that is ULSD compatible?

BTW - after swiching to BD remember to keep an eye on the fuel filter because, as Syn said, "B20 will clean out your whole fuel system".

Top
#1307121 - 12/10/08 02:10 AM Re: B20 Biodiesel...?? [Re: ChiTDI]
TiredTrucker Offline


Registered: 01/04/08
Posts: 737
Loc: Kellogg, IA
Most stations in Illinois have B11 on hand. Minnesota has mandated B2, will go to B5 soon, and eventually B10. A lot of stations in Iowa have B5 in the winter and B10 in the summer. I use all of these blends in my Semi and usually B5 in my Jeep Diesel year round with no problems.

ALL of the brand name anti gel products are ULSD compatible and most of them are also biodiesel compatible. Power Service, Howes, etc. All of which are readily available.

Note: you might be able to find these products cheaper online. I saved about 40% (even after shipping) when I ordered Howes online.
_________________________
2013 Freightliner glider, 2000 pre-egr DDEC IV 12.7, 515 Hp 1850 lb Torque, 18spd.
2013 Silverado 1500 Crew Cab Z71, 5.3L.

Top
#1343987 - 01/16/09 05:02 PM Re: B20 Biodiesel...?? [Re: TiredTrucker]
bullwinkle Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 3724
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
B20 will help a LOT with IP wear, but you might want to use anti-gel in winter weather to prevent fuel system blockages-a vehicle with a heated fuel filter would be MUCH less likely to have a problem. IMHO, no need for a lubricity improver w/any biodiesel.
_________________________
06 Ram 3500 CTD 4X4 48RE SRW, 93 GMC C3500 6.2 diesel, 89 F-450 7.3 IDI, 98 Cherokee 4.0, 05 Scion xB, 82 Mercedes 300D, company van 12 Ford E-250 4.6

Top
#1380779 - 02/20/09 11:45 PM Re: B20 Biodiesel...?? [Re: bullwinkle]
Rabbler Offline


Registered: 10/19/07
Posts: 501
Loc: Canada
Last time I was in Minnesota (Last month) the diesel techs told me the fuel was B12 and was causing lots of gelling issues if not treated for winter use.
I heard a B2 blend added as much or better lubricity to ULSF as any over the counter additive.

Antone know if Bio has more, less or equal energy compared to straight #2?


Edited by Rabbler (02/20/09 11:47 PM)

Top
#1397565 - 03/09/09 12:29 PM Re: B20 Biodiesel...?? [Re: Rabbler]
jmac Offline


Registered: 11/23/04
Posts: 1166
Loc: N. Texas
 Originally Posted By: Rabbler


Antone know if Bio has more, less or equal energy compared to straight #2?


500ppm Sulfur diesel(LSD) from my memory has typically between 128,000 to 132,000 BTU/gal, and Bio diesel typically about 118,000 BTU/gal, that is without verification and my memory is working correctly, but that should be in the ball park and give you some idea of the relative difference. ULSD is slightly less than LSD, quoted about 2% I think. So Bio has a little less but still significantly greater than gasoline.

Top
#1628309 - 10/11/09 08:39 PM Re: B20 Biodiesel...?? [Re: jmac]
Dieseldoctor Offline


Registered: 07/07/09
Posts: 306
Loc: tn usa
I live in TN and use B20 the lowest temp. i can see is gonna be around 10 degrees any issues?

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >