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Old 06-16-2018, 01:26 PM   #11
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Default Re: 2015 Sprinter and B20 Fuel. DEF Delete? Other Suggestions?

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From a MB website:

With these risks in mind, here are some things
you can do to help mitigate the effects of B20 fuel:

Fill up with ULSD (B5 or less) whenever possible,
from a name brand fuel station.
Regularly monitor your engine oil level if you
use B20 fuel on a regular basis.
Strictly follow the oil change intervals quoted in the instrument
cluster and within your maintenance booklet, and use ONLY engine
oils and filters approved by Mercedes-Benz for use in your vehicle.
If you do not plan to drive your vehicle for several weeks,
fill your vehicle’s fuel tank in advance with ULSD fuel.

http://mercedes-benz.custhelp.com/ap...in-illinois%3F Larry, 2014 Reyo P
Thanks for sharing! Kinda blows the hell out of the one size fits all 20,000 mile oil change interval hooey.
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Old 06-16-2018, 10:33 PM   #12
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Default Re: 2015 Sprinter and B20 Fuel. DEF Delete? Other Suggestions?

It says B5 up to B20 on the pumps in Minnesota but to my knowledge there has never been B20 sold in Minnesota. The highest you would have gotten is B10 because no one was refining B20. They may not like it, but Minnesota MB dealers will still honor the warranty which is good for 5 years or 100,000 miles on emission systems. If states legislate B21 or higher then you will have a worry.
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Default Re: 2015 Sprinter and B20 Fuel. DEF Delete? Other Suggestions?

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It says B5 up to B20 on the pumps in Minnesota but to my knowledge there has never been B20 sold in Minnesota. The highest you would have gotten is B10 because no one was refining B20. They may not like it, but Minnesota MB dealers will still honor the warranty which is good for 5 years or 100,000 miles on emission systems. If states legislate B21 or higher then you will have a worry.
The mandate for b20 went into effect May 1st 2018 but they could not produce enough bio-diesel so it has been suspended until June 30th 2018 but it is coming soon. :-/

https://mn.gov/commerce/industries/fuel/biodiesel/

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Old 06-29-2018, 02:25 AM   #14
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Land of taxes, elected Franken, nuff said. Avoid like the plague if you’re able.
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Old 06-29-2018, 06:49 AM   #15
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Mine is fully deleted so no worry but I still try to avoid bio. Got a tank in MN last week and mileage dropped a noticable amount. Worst tank in our 3500 mile week. Fully deleted 2013 24v averaging 15.5 overall from Niagara falls to Washington with cruise set at it slightly above the speed limit.
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Old 07-08-2018, 01:05 PM   #16
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As others said, follow the guidance and keep those cards and letters coming to the legislature. (Like that will do any good - they've been bought by the Soy Bean lobby - Specifically the two large corporations that run the two largest bio blending stations - just look up how much they've spent on lobbying). The mandate runs from April through September. So ensure you run your tank as near empty as possible before filling for winter in October or later. Bio gels at much higher temperatures than dino diesel and, unlike dino, may not totally revert to liquid as temperature warms. Winter additives do help with the gelling situation. So definitely add winter additive before freezing temps to a full tank of fuel (which is approved in your Mercedes Sprinter manual). Of course, you should store the RV with a full tank to prevent any moisture formation (which is even worse with bio blends for growing algae) Change oil every year, no matter what the mileage - and change the fuel filter. Only in America would we use food for fuel,
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