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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 25th July 2007
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Personally, on newer engines - I wouldn't touch the stuff. Diesels operate on compression combustion - due to the fuel being a longer-chain hydrocarbon compound than petrol (the viscosity is higher, and the freezing point is higher (i.e. it will solidify at a 'warmer' temperature). In these days, when most talk about the benefits of using fuel additives (Cetane boosters, injector cleaner, etc), it seems ironic (and somewhat dangerous) to consider blending a 'thicker' compound and adding it to your car's most expensive component. There is potential for damage to the fuel pump, filter and injectors (in much the same principle as running your diesel on petrol).

An old motto; "Penny wise and pound stupid" should be the over-riding principle employed.

Rather than treading down a potentially ruinous road - if the cost of motoring is too high to bear - downsize/cut back on use or use alternative modes of transport.


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Very well said an' all Vel

Just too add my pennies worth, my OH cousin runs his off roader Suzuki on veg oil and heas never had any problems, however, we are talking about an 18 year old engine.

My understanding is that the deisel engine was designed to run on peanut oil so I cannot see any problems in running a mix in even an up to date engine - do not quote me, I am not responsible for what you do and I really have no idea what I am talking about . Plenty of people do it though

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 25th July 2007
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But ultimately, you pays your money and you takes your chance. Personally, I wouldn't go there on a 2006 model because you can kiss goodbye to your engine warranty if the dealer finds out.

I agree with Horatio on this .... while its under its 3-year manufacturers warranty, I'd stay well clear ... after that its up to you ....

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So, 2006 Megane, did you try it, after all?

And if so, how have you got on?

Curious myself!

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me too
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