Been running B5-B20 since new. Almost 100% BIO in illinois... We are, after all, one of the biggest soybean producers... But in winter it's likely no higher than 5 because BIO gels much easier and why every tank gets additive when temps are below 30.For lubricity, good ole biodiesel is best.
Add about 1 gallon per fillup.
But it has disadvantage of adsorbing water and little known bug risk. Boaters try and avoid it for this reason. Good clean dry diesel is a fing joke in this country where lack of good filters and water separators has brought many OEM passinger car and pickup diesels to the shop for expensive repairs. At the owners expense. The Olds 5.7 was a good example, lacking even a WIF light at first, bringing on lemon laws and the big 3 did nothing to improve filters like big rigs had and have.For lubricity, good ole biodiesel is best.
Add about 1 gallon per fillup.
This first part is completely incorrect. The phrase opposites like oil and water... petroleum diesel is oil- a specific grade of it.Both petroleum diesel and biodiesel attract water, not a unique problem. They are equally at risk of the black slime as well (from sitting for extended periods with perfect climate conditions), which is not common.
Better filters than stock is something that I'd consider mandatory with any engine you want to get a long lifespan out of. Manufacturers spec the filters to get the mechanical components to last to the end of the warranty period or expected lifespan (10 years).
My advice is FREE. The cost to me to provide this advice was very expensive in ruined injection systems including fuel tanks. Are you contributing to my filter, filters, filters, (did I mention the pile of clogged filters?) fuel tank, injection pump, lift pump, and injector replacement fund from using B99? Engine manufactures like Cummins in years past offer governments the ability to run B20 vs. B5 simply with the addition of an additional water separator. I have seen #2 diesel added to "wet" B99 drop the water out of it. A dry water separator means you have been lucky and got dry diesel/bio or you have enough bio in the mix to simply push the water through the separator in suspension.A B5 to B20 blend of soy pumped into MILLIONS of trucks of all sizes here in Illinois for the last 10+ years with virtually NO problems says BS on your analysis WW. Maybe in AZ but uh uh here.
You realize your post to 'disagree' with my statement actually agreed with it, right? I'm not talking about non ULSD #2 diesel since that is not available at the pump in the US. ULSD, as you stated yourself, has similar water issues as biodiesel.This first part is completely incorrect. The phrase opposites like oil and water... petroleum diesel is oil- a specific grade of it.
If you take petroleum diesel that has not had an emulsifier added to it and add any percentage of water. You can mix them up with a blender. Then simply let them sit. The water will seperate from the diesel at a level of 99.5 percent based on temperature/ dew point/ relative humidity.
If you heat it to 195*f it will seperate at a level of 99.999%
It is only since the reduction of sulfur in the fuel and the related btu drop that the addition of alcohols into diesel fuels became “normal”. These alcohols added soley for the bump in power emulsifies the water into the fuel. The higher the content of emulsifiers in the fuel the more water it will absorb both in mass and proportion.
I have been out to make equipment purchases from oil mining and refineries in Northern Nv that had trace amount (to scale) in massive tanks and equipment. We wereallowed to have about 40 gallons of #2 diesel that was produced back in the late 90’s. That location got deep snow, and descent humidity. Condensation in the tank had water sitting with the puddles of diesel, but was fully seperated. We used the old fuel for some testing practice. Being that old in the presence of water had no effect because of the high levels of sulfur.
Great article..........thanks, I'm dealing with diesel fuel in one tank that has sat or 2 years.Diesel fuel with bio can have a low six month storage life. https://www.yachtingmonthly.com/sailing-skills/how-to-avoid-diesel-bug-32632