What do I need to know before switching over to bio-diesel with my 1994 f350 turbo diesel pickup?

6 Responses to What do I need to know before switching over to bio-diesel with my 1994 f350 turbo diesel pickup?

  1. Richard June 16, 2010 at 7:57 pm #

    The only real worry is that some seals and maybe the pump will fail, due to the low sulfur content in bio-diesel, (I’m assuming you are talking about true bio-diesel and not straight vegetable oil). That’s not the big of a problem as you would need to replace those seals and maybe the pump anyway, because the diesel being sold now have very little sulfur in it. You would be wise to carry a few fuel filters, bio-diesel will clean out all the gunk in your tank and your filter can become plugged up.

    Other then that you can use all bio-diesel you want.

  2. Peter J June 16, 2010 at 7:57 pm #

    Don’t do it!!

    Only if you have an extremely reputable dealer for it. Everyone I know who’s used it has had engine trouble and finds it more expensive.

    Besides, you’re evil for driving such a vehicle.. don’t you pay attention to the environmentalists?

  3. rockin JC June 16, 2010 at 7:57 pm #

    Where you parked it.

  4. Pete T June 16, 2010 at 7:57 pm #

    Call your local Ford dealer , they know more than we do.

  5. John W June 16, 2010 at 7:57 pm #

    Just remember to verify the quality of the biodiesel. Many home made biodiesel still have methanol and other impurities due to insufficient "washing" of the biodiesel, that would damage the engine and the components of the fuel path. Be very wary of the unmodified waste oil proponents who modify the vehicle to keep the unmodified waste vegetable oil warm enough to flow into the engine. You could easily wind up with excessive polymerization in the cylinders eventually filling the engine with solid plastic.

  6. Ron B June 16, 2010 at 7:57 pm #

    The only will problem will be frequent changing of the fuel filters as the biodiesel cleans out the fuel tank and lines. And that is only if you start using B100. If using commercially availiable B5 or B20, there will be no problems what so ever>