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Does anybody have any idea about availability and price of biodiesel fuel? Curious how will ram ecodiesel perform on B20.
 

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Does anybody have any idea about availability and price of biodiesel fuel? Curious how will ram ecodiesel perform on B20.
I think it depends where you live. You can google search it and it will give you a few sites to locate biofuels and the different grades. By me there is only 1 in a 25 Mille radious. Fortunately its right down the street from me, unfortunately it's $4.65 a gallon. It would probably be 30-40 cents cheaper if it were 5 miles in the other direction.

Looking at the sites, it seemed like the largest cluster of them were in California. Not sure how many are just not reported though. Still don't have my truck so can't comment on the performance yet.
 

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Amazing, thanks for posting those links. Have you come across a smartphone app version of this that you like?
 

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Amazing, thanks for posting those links. Have you come across a smartphone app version of this that you like?
I actually haven't looked. But I am a bit slow at work today so you just gave me something to do. :D
 

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OK, so I found a few Apps for the iPhone that I will try out for the **** of it. Only one is specifically for locating BIO Fuel and the others are geared towards prices on fuel.

The app called Cleaner and Greener Fuels (free) locates Bio Fuel (You pick your fuel setting based on Natural gasses or Bio Diesel). It doesn't seem to show pricing.

Gas Guru (Free) will locate the best prices. Not sure how accurate it is so I'll check them as I go by service stations. I have to see if the one selling diesel for $4.09 really exists!!!!

Fuel Finder ($2.99) will locate the best prices. Seems to match the Gas Guru that was free. Get yourself a few Slim Jims rather than buy the app.

Thats what I found thus far. I think we have a bit before we start seeing Bio Diesel available in every market, though I've read that most diesel these days contains up to 2% anyhow.

As for performance I can only relay what I've read. Very little to no performance issues running B20. The only negative i've read thus far is if you've already been running regular diesel for a long period of time, bio diesel acts as a cleaner and can loosen deposits, potentially clogging your fuel filters. Otherwise it has better lubricating properties than regular diesel and burns cleaner.

Hope this is useful.
 

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Diesel in my area is 3.69... (Back woods)
****! I've seen as high as $5 and the lowest I've seen was $4.39. Still searching for that $4.09. Pretty sure it's nonexistent. Regular 87 octane isn't even that low. If I could only talk my wife into moving.
 

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Between Fort Leonard Wood, MO and Fort Knox, Ky I've never seen it over $4.00. I live in ft knox and it's 3.89 there. Im currently visiting ft leonard wood and its between 3.69 & 3.79.

We don't have B20 though, just low sulfur highway diesel.
 

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I'm hoping it goes down soon. The rough winter didn't help diesel prices here. I still think the prices are a load of crap. But that's a different convo.
 

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Diesel fuel in Chicagoland area ranges from $3.70 to well over $4. I thought that Chicago fuel prices were the highest after Hawaii. I guess New York has it even worse. There is no B20 readily available here.
 

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Diesel fuel in Chicagoland area ranges from $3.70 to well over $4. I thought that Chicago fuel prices were the highest after Hawaii. I guess New York has it even worse. There is no B20 readily available here.
At least it's not as bad as Canada. When I drive up their, it amazes me at what they pay for gas, sort of thankful for what we pay when i return to american soil
 
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