Bio-diesel is it worth it? - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Trucks | Utes | Vans |SUVs | Crossovers > Ford F-100 | Ford F-150 | Ford F-250 | Ford F-350 | Ford Super Duty | Ford Diesel
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

Ford F-100 | Ford F-150 | Ford F-250 | Ford F-350 | Ford Super Duty | Ford Diesel Forum for discussion of the Ford F100, F150, F250, F350, Superduty and Diesel trucks.

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-30-2007, 08:06   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 5
Bio-diesel is it worth it?

Has anyone tried Bio-diesel in their 2005+ F-250/350? I heard that it may clog up the injectors? Feedback appreciated.
Samsung is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-10-2007, 18:00   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4
Re: Bio-diesel is it worth it?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Samsung
Has anyone tried Bio-diesel in their 2005+ F-250/350? I heard that it may clog up the injectors? Feedback appreciated.
Although I have not been able to try Bio Diesel, I have found several excellent web sites with tons of information. Try
Biodiesel: Journey to Forever This website has lots of links to other sites. I work with a couple of people that run B100 ( Straight Bio) during the hot weather here in Oklahoma. They report no problems and have been making and using bio for several years.
Supersidecar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2007, 19:28   #3 (permalink)
canuck
 
360ci's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Waterloo
Posts: 2,475
Re: Bio-diesel is it worth it?

I made bio diesel fuel until I sold my gas station back in '05. I had a full garage set up for production although I only made two 55gal drums a month. I used WVO (waste vegetable oil) and my neighbour at the time agreed to run it in his 98 7.3L. I picked up the oil from local wendy's restaurants (I knew the owner) at no cost to me. It was time consuming to refine the WVO into useable product. Had to filter the oil several times, then extract the fat and mix in some methanol to aid combustion (methanol eats away the rubber hoses).

My neighbour, Dave, decided he wanted to try to run it straight, so we upgraded the fuel hoses to either synthetic rubber or metal where it was viable. We installed a 30 gal fuel cell in the bed of the truck and ran a separate pump and fuel lines to a solenoid under the hood which fed the fuel rails. It took a while to figure it out and get it working but it was the fist time I started up a diesel inside an 800sq ft garage with the doors closed - it smelled like french fries!

It ran fine and didn't cause any injector problems. The low volume I produced was enough for him for one days worth of work a week. In the winter I added coiled copper pipe into the fuel cell and ran engine coolant through the pipe. I plumbed it to go under the front cab and up into the engine bay. It added 5-6L of added capacity overall.

When the days grew colder and the WVO gelled up, you'd start the truck on petrol diesel. When the engine was up to operating temp you'd wait a good five extra minutes and then switch the fuel pump over to the bio tank. When the bio tank went down to 20% capacity (5% of the remaining volume is copper pipe don't forget), you'd switch it back over to regular diesel. It gave him a couple hundred miles driving distance and at minimal cost - just some truck modifications.

Once I get my new career settled down I plan to re-open my operation. Not that I don't like the power stroke diesels, it's easier for me to convert a cummins over to bio diesel fuel. With ever changing emissions it may get more difficult to make fuel that won't effect the computer, but I'll worry about that when the time comes. Changing the house zoning from multi residential over to commercial/industrial takes a while here!
__________________
'00 Durango R/T 360ci 290hp (modded); 138,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 44,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 13,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!
360ci is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Trucks | Utes | Vans |SUVs | Crossovers > Ford F-100 | Ford F-150 | Ford F-250 | Ford F-350 | Ford Super Duty | Ford Diesel



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:27.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.