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Old 07-20-2005, 13:02   #1 (permalink)
rob smit
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bio diesel and TD5

Hi,
A stupid question,,,i dont know.
But I have a Defender, build 2003, TD5. can i drive it on bio diesel...???
Like sunfloweroil? Or ??
Thanks for replying.


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Old 07-20-2005, 15:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: bio diesel and TD5

so rob smit was, like...
> Hi,
> A stupid question,,,i dont know.
> But I have a Defender, build 2003, TD5. can i drive it on bio
> diesel...??? Like sunfloweroil? Or ??
> Thanks for replying.


Commercial biodiesel from a pump is, I believe, OK. That would be about 90%
dino-diesel and 10% bio, and is considered to be OK for all engines (usual
caveats apply).

If you want to use home brew, then do a Google search for biodiesel and be
prepared for a hell of a lot of reading! There's lot of information out
there, but very little agreement, as far as I can see. Google this group as
well - there was a lot on this about a year ago.


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Old 07-20-2005, 17:02   #3 (permalink)
Dave Liquorice
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Re: bio diesel and TD5

On Wed, 20 Jul 2005 22:23:52 +0100, Richard Brookman wrote:

> Commercial biodiesel from a pump is, I believe, OK. That would be
> about 90% dino-diesel and 10% bio, and is considered to be OK for
> all engines (usual caveats apply).


I was under the impression that ordinary ULSD could have up to 10%
bio-diesel anyway. Something on a pump labled "bio-diesel" having any
dino-diesel in it would surely fall foul of the Trades Descriptions
Act as misdescribed.

> If you want to use home brew, then do a Google search for biodiesel
> and be prepared for a hell of a lot of reading!


Understatement.

> There's lot of information out there, but very little agreement, as
> far as I can see.


There is broad agreement in the processes but disagreement when it
comes to how well you have to clean up/neutralise the product after
some of the processes. Also disagreement about engine damage (or not)
on the various forms of bio out there. From straight filtred frying
oil to the processed stuff.

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Old 07-21-2005, 02:02   #4 (permalink)
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Re: bio diesel and TD5


If i were you i would NOT risk it i have had nemeurious cutsomert with
TD5's that have had to have injectors replaced due to the bad quality
of bio deisel


my opinoin is its not worth the saving considering the cost of new
parts :)


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Old 07-21-2005, 15:03   #5 (permalink)
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Re: bio diesel and TD5

Thanks to all the replyers.
I think there has to be done alot of research before I can use biodiesel
safely.
Thanks Rob

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