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    Question Bio-Diesel....would you ???

    A quick and simple question.

    If bio-diesel was proven to be safe, a few pence cheaper and easily available, would you use it ?????

    Yes or No ?

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    i wouldnt no !!

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    No. My fuel pump runs higher pressures than standard.

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    I have use veg oil in my last DTI but I don't know about this one. Are we talking about from a pump or in your garage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nutron View Post
    I Are we talking about from a pump or in your garage?
    Pump

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDTi View Post
    No. My fuel pump runs higher pressures than standard.
    I've been told by an expert in the field that high pressure's are not a problem.

    However, in the real world if your blowing megabucks on a high performance diesel car, your not the type of person to change to risk 10p-20p/litre saving.

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    Commercially produced bio-diesel is better than mineral diesel. It burns cleaner and has a higher cetane level than standard diesel, therefore your performance will improve.

    It doesn't matter what sort of fuel pressure your car is running.

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    Interesting though I would need more facts and proven figures etc.

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    Commercially produced biodiesel is only 20% biodiesel - greater quantities of this cause problems - see other threads and URL links on the subject (www.biodiesel.org) . Ordinary pump diesel according to EN590 spec (I was looking at it today when putting a tender together) has a maximum of 5% FAME - which is the Bio bit.

    To answer the question - the manufacturers spend a fortune in making their diesel engines work well with commercial spec fuels, so why use anything else? The diesel engines for european spec cars are optimised for EN590 diesel (bio or not) so that is what I would use. Even though my car is leased, it gets the fuel for which it was designed and not some recycled chip fat.

    You pays yer money and you takes yer choice

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    Found some useful information HERE

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