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    Kia Pregio???

    Hello

    Looks like i've graduated to the 'using bd section' of this very helpful forum.

    I've made my first 20 ltr batch from cottonseed (passes the 27/3 test easily) and I would like to put in my kia pregio. Currently the fuel gauge reads about 60% full of petro-diesel. So that means it would be approx. B30 mix.

    I've only found limited info on people using BD in a pregio and one person on this forum said he made mods to his fuel lines or something????

    What do you think?? Should I just put it in the tank and stop worrying????

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    Re: Kia Pregio???

    Hello Marcell

    I agree with your last statement

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    Re: Kia Pregio???

    Thanks Tilly

    I'm going to give it a go today...

    Adding to my worry was when I told my mechanic through the week that I was going to put some BD in my pregio.

    His reply was simply 'don't do it'. Upon questoning him further as to why not, he mumbled something about 'no good on older engines' and then admitted he had no experience with BD and 'they' told him it was bad.

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    Re: Kia Pregio???

    well what happened ???? i want to do the same with my 2003 pregio

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    Re: Kia Pregio???

    C'mon mate let us know we are all eager to hear about the kia...

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    Re: Kia Pregio???

    Sorry for the delay,

    Thought I should get some km's up before reporting in....

    I put 25L in to the tank which filled it so that would make it about a B40 mix I guess.

    I've done 500km over the week (still have a third of a tank left, I think that's better milage than normal) and pleased to report absolutely no difference in performance. It might be my imagination, but I swear it runs a bit quieter with the BD, not sure though.

    Probably going to use a B50 mix next, will report if your interested?

    Marcus

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    Re: Kia Pregio???

    Good work Marcus. Will be following in your footsteps shortly. I'm just doing a bit more research and will brew some b100 up of my own. Keep up the good work and information, sucesses and dramas. I'm sure you'll be loving the feeling of more cash in your pocket. Richard.

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    Re: Kia Pregio???

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard - kia pregio View Post
    I'm sure you'll be loving the feeling of more cash in your pocket. Richard.
    And with all the rubbish dino (substandard) around you know the quality of the fuel you make.

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    Re: Kia Pregio???

    ANy updates on this? ANy one else have any other comments about Preggios. I have been offered a cheap one with low K's.

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    Re: Kia Pregio???

    Hi Jo

    I'd recommend a pregio, I've sold mine @230,000kms about 100,000kms of that on BD and was still going strong... has a couple of electrical quirks, like the door bell going off when it rained and stuff, but nothing serious.

    I've heard that Kia bought that engine from Mazda, out of the 1995 mazda econovan... not sure how accurate that is.

    Cheers
    Good Luck

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