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    Just found this article stating that vauxhall have approved morrisons bio diesel in some Euro4 engines.

    http://www.businesscar.co.uk/story.asp?storyCode=2126

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    Only on some vehicles though

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    yeah it states the Vivaro and Movano vans, but dont these have the same cdti engines as the rest of the vauxhall range or are they different?

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    our new vivaro's have 2.0 cdti's so a different engine than whats in my vec.

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    my first comment!!
    does bio diesel run alright in the 2.0dti engines or is there any problems with it??

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    Quote Originally Posted by John3v36 View Post
    my first comment!!
    does bio diesel run alright in the 2.0dti engines or is there any problems with it??
    According to vast majority of regular posters on this forum,it's not advisable to run on bio diesel alone as there's a risk of damage to the pump on the dti 2.0.

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    is it ok to mix it then, say 50:50?? be a bit cheaper to run!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by John3v36 View Post
    is it ok to mix it then, say 50:50?? be a bit cheaper to run!!
    If your thinking of running the bio diesel, i would contact vx for official confirmation and recomendation for using it,although as far as cheaper to run..i believe it's going to be the same price as the regular diesel,which is pointless as far as i'm concerned.

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    Here's a quote from www.biodieselfillingstations.co.uk: -
    "Biodiesel, in theory, can go into all diesel engines as the diesel engine itself was designed to run on plant oil. However it is the parts attached to the diesel engine which could potentially cause problems – although the vast majority of diesels on the road are fine running on 100% biodiesel. In reality, the rule of thumb is you can use 100% biodiesel in any diesel built between 1990-2004, but be aware that a one-off fuel filter change will be needed after you first make the transition (and any mix of biodiesel and fossil diesel is OK too). I would recommend that cars built after 2004 should run on a 50% blend not 100%. Be aware too that biodiesel made from waste cooking oil will freeze in winter and so from November to April one should blend that kind of Biodiesel at 50% as well. However, Biodiesel made from a Rapeseed crop (RME) will not freeze and can be used at 100% all year round in the UK. Please note that it is advisable to purchase biodiesel with EN14214 specification, that gives you some guarantee of quality. In short – to be safe, use RME Biodiesel at EN14214 in a car built between 1990 and 2004 and then you can be carbon neutral all year without problems!
    In terms of official compatibility, despite the majority of diesel vehicles on the road being fine on 100%, only a handful of companies will officially approve their vehicles for 100% use. The companies that have approved 100% biodiesel are VW, Audi, SEAT and Skoda. They have approved all their cars built between 1996 and 2004 on 100% use of ”RME” Biodiesel (Biodiesel made from Rapeseed) providing it meets the specification DIN41606 (which was later replaced by EN14214). These companies can still provide some brand new cars warranted on 100% biodiesel but one has to request it (best to get the official letter from German Base as some UK agents aren’t fully aware). As these companies have officially approved 100% biodiesel I urge you to use your consumer power to support them in supporting the environmental movement."


    It'd probably be ok by the looks of it, but there are no guarantees until Vauxhall have approved it for your engine.

    Bear in mind the DTI fuel pumps are £3,000 a pop , so it could be an expensive risk to take outside of warranty.




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    Found this aswell. Im very tempted to try it in my HDi engine. I think morrisons near me has biodeisel at their pumps.

    http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsAr...llCars/233984/

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