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    Default Bio diesel help

    I know this has been asked many times but nit had a definate honest answer or any one with experience

    I I mixed 50/50 diesel and bio diesel in my vectra 1.9cdti will it do any damage as says on a website all diesel cars even common rail can use it

    I know ppl who have ran 2006 ford Mondeo tdci on kerosene (jet fuel) before for many years with no problems mixing it 70/30. 30 being diesel

    And still going strong today.


    So would a 50/50 mix of biodiesel in a vectra cdti be ok as I can get a biodiesel processor for 100quid which makes 80litres every 2 days

    You first filter the waste veg oil through a 25mkcron filter then again through a 10micron filter. Once this is done you mix it with certain % of methanol and caustic soda then leave in the processor barrel with a heating element in set to a certain temp over 24hrs and done it's ready to use.

    What's your views.

    It's filtered so won't block anything plus has to pass though fuel filter in car 1st

    It's mixed with methanol and caustic soda so it won't freeze and prevents waxing plus bein mixed with diesel it won't be much different

    And I know you can run old diesels on pure veg oil with White spirit so can't see much harm with modern cars

    Any views or experience or comment would be great and don't just say it will break the car as I can't see it unless you explain how it will thanks

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    Don't use it in the CDTI's. They don't like it and one of things it can damapge the seals in the fuel line not to mention the pump. Stay away.

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    Try it, then if your car goes we'll know why we shouldn't use it

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    if you look some garages like Morrison's already have 7% bio added, most people don't even know there putting it in, there's nothing wrong with kerosene but apparently is less lubricating than diesel ?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-wizard View Post
    if you look some garages like Morrison's already have 7% bio added, most people don't even know there putting it in, there's nothing wrong with kerosene but apparently is less lubricating than diesel ?.
    Also in Germany, all fuel stations I used use 7% of bio stuff in their diesel

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    Until such time as Bio-Diesel is asigned a BS number I would keep well clear as the quality varies between sellers who often are trading unlicenced from an Industrial Estate

    The "Bio-Mix" being sold at some "official" fuel retailers is made to a particular standard but check with your cars manufacturer BEFORE using it

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    Quote Originally Posted by the-wizard View Post
    if you look some garages like Morrison's already have 7% bio added, most people don't even know there putting it in, there's nothing wrong with kerosene but apparently is less lubricating than diesel ?.
    Most know that but 50/50 is too strong a mixture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS2000CUSTOM View Post
    Until such time as Bio-Diesel is asigned a BS number I would keep well clear as the quality varies between sellers who often are trading unlicenced from an Industrial Estate

    The "Bio-Mix" being sold at some "official" fuel retailers is made to a particular standard but check with your cars manufacturer BEFORE using it
    Using it also voids any warranty you might have on the vehicle,or so I have been led to believe????. FELIXX.

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    The only person I know who used it was MTC in his signum. Filled up with it by accident in france when coming back to the uk. IIRC he just about crawled up the slope from the port and had to change all the fuel filters and clean the lines.

    This was a one off fill up.

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    i have a 2.0dti and i used to fill it up with bio wherever i could get it - no problems whatsoever.
    i went to one 'garage' and put some 'diesel' in and the fumes smelt more like home heating oil being burnt!it took a while to start.

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