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Re: biodiesel

in my older van i used to run it on sunflower oil when i got the scenic being a high pressure system i looked into bio fuel but found evan though it is meant to be upto spec its not it needs at least 2 more wash's before it could be used or you will have the white (no idea what its called) built up of gunk
a local firm did use it for a while but found the gunk white sediment build up was damaging the engine so they soon went back to normal fuel
if you was to make your own then you could get it spot on and would cost around the 70p mark half the forecourt price
in all stay away from it goto a bio fuel forum and read then read some more they will also have a list of cars tested some have got to 150000 miles and been ok and some have not got far
if you want better mpg and the injection system to last longer 2-stroke oil in the fuel is the thing to do they have used this idea for years on landrovers look that up on the net a very good way to get performance and engine last longer
a very small amount is added to each tank full and has to be mineral not syn
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Re: biodiesel

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thanks guys, fuel is biodiesel b100 to EN14214 SPEC,to run a 56 reg 1.5td scenic,just been on a alt fuels site,claims this fuel can safely be run in any modern diesel,as long as treated for cold weather use. have seen it advertised at 0.86 a ltr, although i'm being offered it at 0.90 a ltr,delivered in 1000 ltr tank.seems it is better for your engine,fuel system,as more lubrication and far cleaner,both for the engine and us,[exhaust virtually smoke free, and no sulpher]very slight loss of power,but quieter, smoother running engines, it's claimed,plus near identical MPG,NOT to be confused with sticking untreated veg oil in the tank,a big nono.
What they claim and what actually happens may not be the same. Is the company reputable and also what is the source of their fuel.
Where I live there are fuel suppliers who promise you the moon but in fact supply laundered red or green agricultural diesel which wrecks engines. I am not suggesting this may what is happening in this case just warning you to be careful.

I think it vital you know the source of the fuel before making any commitment.
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Re: biodiesel

Hey try it and be the guinea pig for us......

Seriously you must know by now how sensitive these flipping 1.5 DCI's are? I'd not touch it at all in ours. Though something to think about is there is a small amount of Veggie Oil added to diesel anyway these days or so I'm told by someone who works in the fuel business.

I have another vehicle with a big 2.7 lump in it and have run that on Veggie Oil Diesel mix and that ran perfectly and quieter. Trouble is it made me feel hungry when I smelt the exhaust Didn't use Veggie Oil in winter though but others with the same engine run it all year round going up to 90% or more in summer. Personally for the price of new cooking oil I don't think it's worth it anymore.

Never used "Bio Diesel" that you see advertised, there are crooks out there too. Also why are they delivering it in 100 litre quantities? and what will your house and building insurance company think about storing so much fuel even short term?
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Re: biodiesel

thank for the comments guys ,there are quite a few dealers out there selling this stuff,am hoping to hear back from one, not to far from me,they seem to be tested by GOV departments, if claiming their bio is top kit,seems most black taxis around London are fuelled this way,most big oil comp have biodiesel in up to 30% concentration of their biodiesel, the GOV has a policy for all diesel to comprise at least 5% bio,I am cagey, but if i get poss proof of someone using it in 1.5 scenic for a while, with no issues, then i will give it a go,reason for the 1000 ltr delivery was the guy that has offered it to me is based in hull,as for storage I will be using a CH oil tank, also bio has a very low flash point,will update you all, if i get a poss yes, from another scenic user,and after trying it myself,thanks.
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Re: biodiesel

hi there.

any update adam5, did you find any helpfull info.
i have been considering refining my own as its simple science, and using for my 1,9dci.

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