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    Default bio diesel????

    can you use bio diesel in a Vectra CDTi 150 Auto?

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    Personally I wouldn't use anything above B20 (ie 20% seed derived oil, and 80% diesel) I don't think VX recommend bio diesel at all.

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    I put bio diesel in my pickup, brand new £25000 worth of motor, totally ****ged the fuel system had to have everything drained, and the filters were changed once a month after to keep it running, NEVER again

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    hi i dont thik it will do ot any good it causes props in trucks and u always seem to be changing filters ect so i cant c that it would do the veccys any good

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    It's fine in DTis, but anything more than 5% bio in a CDTi is a bad idea.

    I ran my 2.0DTi on 100% bio for nearly 20k, and various other combinations of bio (B60, B80) for another 20k.

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    When you change between diesel and Bio and back again do you need to flush through he system, change filters, etc, or is it just fill it up with what you want? (Assumed Dti)

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    Quote Originally Posted by _ZS_ View Post
    It's fine in DTis, but anything more than 5% bio in a CDTi is a bad idea.

    I ran my 2.0DTi on 100% bio for nearly 20k, and various other combinations of bio (B60, B80) for another 20k.
    any issues with the dti running on bio do you need to change any thing first or just fill up with it?

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    99.9% sure you CAN'T use it in the CDTi.
    Don't risk it !


    Have consideration for the deaf, if you're gunna fart, make it smell !


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    Quote Originally Posted by signumart1 View Post
    When you change between diesel and Bio and back again do you need to flush through he system, change filters, etc, or is it just fill it up with what you want? (Assumed Dti)
    Don't think you need to flush it, as ZS said, B60 and B80 are a % mix of bio and normal diesel.

    Quote Originally Posted by stepheng View Post
    any issues with the dti running on bio do you need to change any thing first or just fill up with it?
    Just fill up I believe

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    in the common rail diesel trucks it seems to cause problems because it seems to wax up in the cold weather so i would assume it is the same in cdti engined cars

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