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    i usually fuel up from shell the other day i was passing morrisons so i poped in for fuel it said non the diesel pump up to 7% bio diesel i put in £20 and it did 145 miles till the light ca,me on again an i fueld up again ... is bio diesel good or bad for the veccy cdti

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    Read the manual? It says not to use the bio diesel stuff...it eats the seals Look at what it did to the BMW 330d TopGear used in the 24h race

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    As I've mentioned elsewhere, the proportion of bio-diesel is being increaed from 5% to 7%

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    no wuries iyl keep away

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    Pretty sure my dad said he saw BP pumps marked up saying 8% bio mix on some pumps when he filled his lorry up last week.

    Not seen them on the local BP in Kingswinford, will ask him where he was when I next speak to him.

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    They are appaering everywhere, soon you will not have much choice. I have been running on this for 1 week without any seals popping. Time will tell.

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    1 week is nothing, if the biodiesel is an issue for engine it may take up to 6 months before you suffer problems

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    My understanding is that biodiesel is used to increase lubricity in the ULSD fuels. Sulphur was removed from diesel as it was deemed bad, but they had to add something back in to stop all the high pressure components seizing up. Biodiesel is that something. I guess it is here to stay.

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