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Going off on a tangent a bit, but...

There's a rumour going round here at the moment, supposedly originating from the fuels research centre at Stanlow. According to the claims, bio-diesel will cause twice as much wear and tear and therefore halve the life of your engine compared to running on diesel that's been refined from crude mineral oil .

The rumour doesn't say whether this applies equally to commercially produced bio-diesel, or just emptying a few bottles of Mazola into the tank. But if you're concerned, then you should know that at least one of the big supermarket branches (with a large stake in a bio-diesel manufacturing company) is selling bio-diesel on its forecourts. I don't know if it's any cheaper (frankly, I doubt it) so it might be worth avoiding this if you want to play it safe.
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