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Old 03-01-2008, 06:48 PM
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I am planning on starting in on this whole biodiesel adventure and was wondering on how the 97 for 7.3 turbo diesel was on bio my wifes uncle has one he'll sell me in good shape 2wd extended cab for 5k I was origanally looking for a mercedes but this seems like a good deal if there are no problems with the 7.3 and bio thanks
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I am planning on starting in on this whole biodiesel adventure and was wondering on how the 97 for 7.3 turbo diesel was on bio my wifes uncle has one he'll sell me in good shape 2wd extended cab for 5k I was origanally looking for a mercedes but this seems like a good deal if there are no problems with the 7.3 and bio thanks
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:02 PM
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I have 7.3 2000 ext cab 4wd
no problems w/biodiesel
this will be my third summer running the fuel
have a spare fuel filter and wrench handy

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Old 03-01-2008, 07:05 PM
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I have a '97 Powerstroke as well. No issues running it B100 in it last year. It has 200K on it and I did expect the fuel filter to clog, but NADA. Truck actually runs very good on it. I also have been running it in my '03 Jetta wagon for 3 years.
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Old 03-01-2008, 07:44 PM
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2001 7.3 liter powerstroke - runs good.
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Old 03-01-2008, 10:21 PM
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96 powerstroke. No problems. Someone mentioned a few days ago after 3 years of running B100 his fuel lines around the fuel filter pretty much fell apart. They must be rubber. I have yet to check this out. He said 2 hours and $5.00 and it was good as new though.
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Old 03-02-2008, 01:44 PM
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97 powerstroke with over 40k driven on biodiesel. No problems.
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Old 03-02-2008, 06:14 PM
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03, no prollem, the best thing about the PSD? The ease of fuel filter changing, has to be one of the best fuel filter setups on the planet.
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Old 03-02-2008, 07:04 PM
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I too have an 03 7.3. Its at 400 gallons of bd100 run and counting with nothing more than a clogged fuel filter at the beginning of the transition from ULSD to BIO. (Bio really cleans the fuel system well!) And yeah, fabricator, I agree that the 7.3s fuel filter set up is just SA-WEET for convenience!
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Old 03-03-2008, 04:06 AM
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You guys dont have the HFCM on the frame rail.. do you??
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Old 03-03-2008, 09:45 AM
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I had an 02 E-350 15 pass. van w/ powerstroke. Loved it but not the fuel tank. It delaminated or something. Had to get mucho service done.
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Old 03-03-2008, 03:48 PM
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billybob- I've heard of that as well; it's only a van problem, and it has to do with an enamel coating on the tank.

miller- my company has been using 2 7.3L trucks on nothin' but bio for years (an '02 model and a '96 model). Between the two of them, we've probably put on about 130,000 miles.
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:29 PM
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by dellwas:
I have a '97 Powerstroke as well. No issues running it B100 in it last year. It has 200K on it and I did expect the fuel filter to clog, but NADA. Truck actually runs very good on it. I also have been running it in my '03 Jetta wagon for 3 years. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Keep the fuel filter handy. I thought I was out of the woods since I had about four thousand miles in about 6 months of running bio with no filter clog. When I bought the truck used it had about 90K with dino diesel. Then at 3am on the interstate going to Florida I lost all power. Had to chang the filter by street lamp and flashlight. One filter since and no other problems associated with biodiesel.
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Old 03-03-2008, 07:34 PM
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Hey Paragonbuilder,
The problem with the fuel lines is not exclusive to the bio. I have a '95 7.3 with 221,000 miles and have had to replace the lines by the fuel filter a couple of time now. I have not ye t run any bio in my truck. It is not really a big deal to fix just a few dollars worth of fuel line (make sure to use the diesel safe line) and an hour or so to pull it all apart.
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Old 03-04-2008, 05:48 PM
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I have run about 300 gallons through my 7.3 power stroke. Runs better on bio than regular dino diesel.
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Old 03-05-2008, 05:28 PM
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FYI - I have an '01 F250 7.3 with 130K on it. Just started running B50 and upto B75 to test the limits of operation in the Okla. winter (80F one day and 22F the next...LOL!) No problems running B75 with anti-gel added at about 30F. Did notice a slight drop in power and mileage I guess due to the lower BTU content of B75 mix. Engine did run smoother and quieter and with a lovely fragrance. Had people lined up behind me on the freeway enjoying what smelled to be a cross between dragster fuel and french fries!

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