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Old 08-12-2012, 01:05 PM
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I wasn't sure where to post this . I'm wondering is it OK to run Bio in the stock tank while using wvo in the dfa tank? Any problems? Thanks
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:15 PM
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Should be ok to do that. The only issue is stability of the bio-d. I had a problem once upon a time with B100 polymerizing, but I put up to 10,000 miles on the truck with a single tank of B100. My diesel tank is also steel and the bio-d ate the liner/coating exposing my fuel to carbon steel. The 'final straw' occurred on the 10k mile tank of B100 while crossing the country in 100* weather. The truck ran 20hrs straight on one leg of that trip with (2) drivers... Eventually, I found caked-up poly in the heads and injectors.
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you will probably want to upgrade all your fuel lines to bio-d compatible rubber. At least the fuel lines on the diesel/bio-d side of the system. That stuff will eat straight through regular fuel lines.
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It's not lost on me that your username is DirtCheap, but seriously, if you're burning WVO, is it even worthwhile to make or buy BioD given the problems some have run into? I don't drive an awesome ratio of D2 warming up to WVO burned driving down the road, but I'm only spending about $80 a month or so in fuel.
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I wasn't sure where to post this . I'm wondering is it OK to run Bio in the stock tank while using wvo in the dfa tank? Any problems? Thanks
I have run that way for years, in the Dodge and two Jettas. Be prepared to carry a few extra fuel filters, bio acts like a solvent and will "clean" out your tank. No rubber lines unless bio approved.
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We're all good with the fuel lines(been burning bio for 4+yrs) making the switch to wvo because the hands on time is way less. And there's no wash water or glycerin to dispose of
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Most if not all of the problems to be had burning bio are from user error.
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agreed on the user error

my wife took the Ex up to Columbus OH a few days ago and I was trying to "help" ensure that she would have no problems on her way up there.

I changed the VO and D2 filters at the same time then just hopped right and and drove off w/out priming the system. Holy Crap

I can't remember the last VO/D2 bath I took but I was covered from hands to elbows in grease.

I say I won't do that again, but that is not the first time.

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She made it ok though, no issues. I just have to get the brother-in-law to help her fill the jugs up using a funnel????
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