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    Vehicles running on Biodiesel - issues - mileage/time

    We have a similar thread on the WVO Forum where vehicles people have converted to use WVO are listed.

    I felt it was time to create a similar sticky on the Using Biodiesel Forum

    Well, Here it is:


    Section 1 Non- Common Rail
    Make/Model ; Year ; Engine; Distance / Time; Issues; Member (optional).


    Ford Courier; 2.5L; 80,000km/ 4years (same as Mazda B2500)

    Holden Rodeo TF 1997 2.8 L 3 Years
    Holden Rodeo TF 2000 2.8 L 40000km 18Mths Cold start issues.

    Mazda B2500; 2.5L; 30,000km;


    Landrover 1997 300tdi 2.5 turbo intercooled non common rail. 120,000k on BD80 winter and BD100 summer produced from mostly lard. In winter use top 500lts of 1000ltr container to use lighter oil. Had injector pump rebuilt at 200,000k (100,oook on bio) purley as a maintainance item. no probs very clean. had all viton seals fitted. Extra fuel filter fitted. Drain fuel tanks and flush each year to remove water/rust. rubber fuel lines replaced with viton. Small 100% fossil diesel tank fitted for inland winter trips as lard bio clouds early (depending on blend) - BucknBeth


    Mazda bravo 98; 2.5 non turbo, 120 000 km on B100, 3-4 years, odometer 240 000 km; Doing well, except in winter when I need to add about 40% dino; Volksdiesel

    Mercedes Vito 05; 2.1 turbo computer controlled plastic engine, 20 000 km on B100, 7months, odometer 120 000 km; Does well, except in winter, goes well on 40% as above. Very economical 900+ km on 80L; Volksdiesel

    Mitsubishi Delica 1995 2.8 intercooled turbo non common rail. 53.000k bio BD80 winter and BD100 summer produced from mostly lard. Most old Delica's need a pump rebuild by now. Had mine done when purchased and no probs so far. Extra fuel filter fitted and wonder if a small fuel boost pump would help as this car drops perfomance when 2nd filter partially full - BucknBeth

    Nissan Patrol GQ TD42 89 Turbo, 2 years on BD100 and 28000km, sold yesterday (24/5/10) with a total of 235000km on the clock. rotary pump, only one hard to start (failure to run) after a below 5deg night and an early morning start with Frytol Bio let it sit for an hour and no worries. Murf

    Nissan Patrol GQ TD42 91 stole turbo from the 89 model one above, 13000km on BD100, has a total of 320000km on the clock, rotary pump.[B]Mitsubishi Delica 1995 2.8 intercooled turbo non common rail. 53.000k bio BD80 winter and BD100 summer produced from mostly lard. Most old Delica's need a pump rebuild by now. Had mine done when purchased and no probs so far. Extra fuel filter fitted and wonder if a small fuel boost pump would help as this car drops perfomance when 2nd filter partially full - BucknBeth

    Pajero 2.8 turbo/inter cooled, two years on Bio BD100 28000km with heaps of problems (IP related), IP is in for a rebuild now and diesel mechanic blames Bio but it had the problem before bio was used so??? Murf's old man's


    Pajero 88 import - b100 for 70 - 80 000km. Only issue was hard to start in cold when I first started due to rough bio. Had to change rubber hoses. The clear reinforced hose does the best job however I found it necessary to go over all clamps when it warmed up as the heat softened the hose and made the clamps loose. Isalow

    Peugeot 405 psa 1994 1.9 L turbo intercooled engine, rotary pump, b100 12000kms 1 year, replaced glow plugs but unlikely to be a fuel problem.
    speedo 290 000kms; Smithw

    Toyota estima (skinny jap tarago) 3ct 1994; 2.2L turbo intercooled engine, rotary pump b100 8 months 10 000km, loss of power due to blocked fuel filter. speedo 250 000kms; Smithw

    Toyota Hilux 1980 2.2 L non turbo, rotary pump, b100, 60000km 7 years, replaced rubber fuel lines, speedo five digit unknown how many times it been around! Smithw

    Toyota Hilux ; 1995 ; 2.8 L; about 60,000 km on 100% bio (187,000 now on clock)/ 5 years;cold start problems in first winter until replaced (all non-working) glow plugs ; jcaley.

    Toyota Hilux 1998 3.0 ltr using B100 for 4 years and over 70000km. No issues except froze fuel in fuel line last winter in a frosty gully, by 10am it was a goer again. No clogged filters, ever!! jumbo

    Toyota Hi-Lux Surf, 1993, KZN-130 (3 litre turbo) engine, almost 100,000km - 4 years mainly on B100, but with occasional petro-diesel; only 1 hose failure - just prior to filter; yorta2.

    Toyota Landcruiser HJ75, 1988, 2H motor, Non turbo, In line pump, Indirect Injection, B100 for about 80,000 klm / 5 years. replaced rubber hoses. reluctant cold start above the snow line. Captaincademan.

    Toyota LandCruiser, 80 Series ; 1990 ; 1HD-T; 100,000 (on B100) ; fuel pump rebuilt with new vitron seals. maverick_sr71

    Toyota Landcruiser 100 series HZJ105, 2002, 1HZ motor, Non turbo, rotary pump, Indirect Injection, B100 for 115,000 klm / 5 years, Occasional air leak from the primer pump/filter assembly. Captaincademan.



    Section 2 Common Rail Injection
    Make/Model ; Year ; Engine; Distance / Time; Blend ratio; Issues; Member (optional).



    Ford F350; 2004; 7.3ltr v8 intercooled turbo; 60 000klms; replaced 2 electric pickup pumps ($750 ea) due to thick cold bio overloading the pump. Solution: mix 40% diesel when temps drop below 8 degrees C.

    Ford ranger 2008 65000 klms B100
    Ford focus 2009 18000 klms B100
    Landcruiser 98 B100 (100,000km and still going) material issues gave problems, seals, injector bleed lines and sealants.

    Landrover TD4; 30,000km 12M (posted in 2006); B100 Robert.
    Peugeot 306 xtdt B100
    Peugeot 307 30,000 km 2 years;


    VW Golf, Series V (Comfortline) ; 2005 ; 2.0 TDi (Common Rail) on B50 ; 6 months ; no issues......yet. maverick_sr71




    The Blue posts above were extracted from various posts on the forum.
    It is not an exhaustive list and many posts were years ago, so there may be important information on these vehicles which I have missed.

    I have not added names (except Robert)

    If you wish to provide your information ( I would prefer to add your forum Name to the vehicle you have) please reply to the similarly named "non-sticky" thread I have started today, with the details indicated in the Headings above.


    Posts from now on will be posted in Black.

    When I have a post on a particular vehicle model, I will delete any similar entries in the blue text.

    I am waiting for the deluge
    Last edited by Tony From West Oz; 4th July 2010 at 11:57 PM. Reason: Additions
    Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

    Current Vehicles in stable:
    '06 Musso Sports Crew Cab. Running on used cooking oil with 5% to 10% misfuel.
    '2014 Toyota Prius (on ULP)


    Previous Vehicles:
    '90 Mazda Capella. (2000 - 2003) My first Fatmobile. Converted to fun on veggie oil with a 2 tank setup. Died when supercharger stuck at max boost for weeks. Stretched head bolts.
    '80 Mercedes 300D. 2 tank conversion [Sold]
    '84 Mercedes 300D. 1 tank, no conversion. Replaced engine with rebuilt OM617A turbodiesel engine. Finally had good power. Donor for current Fatmobile coupe. (body parted out and carcass sold for scrap.)
    '99 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car)[sold]
    '98 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car)[sold]
    Parts Car C220 1993 SOLD.
    '85 Mercedes Benz W123 300CD Turbodiesel single tank using 95% used cooking oil and 5% to 10% misfuel (where someone had filled diesel vehicle with petrol).


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    Re: Vehicles running on Biodiesel - issues - mileage/time

    NOTE: Post above could not be edited since 4/7/2010, so I added this post to continue the lists.

    Section 1 Non-Common Rail Injection
    Make/Model ; Year ; Engine; Distance / Time; Blend ratio; Issues; Member (optional)
    .

    Toyota Landcruiser with 1HZ engine, 75,000 k's in 4 years on 100% bd, no trouble except in cold weather. Fuel lines went soft at filter tails. Dave tarbaby

    1975 HJ45 Landcruiser. engine rebuilt in 2000. H motor. Bio diesel started 2005 switched to Vegi oil conversion home built kit on 2006 for all long trips. Rack on injector pump got a bit tight in 2008.
    teddybear

    1999 Mercedes C250 Turbodiesel Started using B100 in April 2013 Mileage at that time ~260 000km. Tony From West Oz
    1998 Toyota 80 Series 4.2 Turbo diesel B100 115,000km Matt
    1997 Toyota Hilux 4x4 3L, last 18 months on bio and well over 3yrs on veg hobie1kanobie
    2004 Toyota Hilux (1kx-te engine) 50,000k's B100 only problem - economy drops in winter tas farm boy


    2007 VW Caddy 1.9L TDI with DSG 44.900 Km on up to 100% Biodiesel. This VW engine has individual Pump Injectors (Pump Duse).DutchAussie

    Section 2 Common Rail Injection
    Make/Model ; Year ; Engine; Distance / Time; Blend ratio; Issues; Member (optional)
    .


    Ford F350; 2004; 7.3ltr v8 intercooled turbo; 100 000klms; replaced 3 electric pickup pumps ($750 ea) due to thick cold bio overloading the pump. Solution: mix 40% diesel when temps drop below 8 degrees C. Sandman

    Hyundai I30 diesel ~ 150 000 Km from new on B75 Summer and B50 winter, home made biodiesel. Only issue with engine was the turbocharger failed at ~140 000Km New turbo installed, all OK (PhilC - Tony's friend)

    2000 Mercedes W202 220CDI - 80,000KM Bordermagic

    2001 Mercedes ML270CDI - 20,000KM Bordermagic

    2003 Misubishi Shogun (Pajero) 3.2DID - 20,000km Bordermagic

    03 Pajero turbo 3.5 L common rail. It runs on b80 in winter b100 in summer and dino when we go out of range of our bio tank at home. So far there have been no problems. Brenden

    2004 VW Touareg 2.5R5- 12000KM Bordermagic
    Last edited by Tony From West Oz; 7th March 2014 at 03:25 AM. Reason: Updated entries
    Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

    Current Vehicles in stable:
    '06 Musso Sports Crew Cab. Running on used cooking oil with 5% to 10% misfuel.
    '2014 Toyota Prius (on ULP)


    Previous Vehicles:
    '90 Mazda Capella. (2000 - 2003) My first Fatmobile. Converted to fun on veggie oil with a 2 tank setup. Died when supercharger stuck at max boost for weeks. Stretched head bolts.
    '80 Mercedes 300D. 2 tank conversion [Sold]
    '84 Mercedes 300D. 1 tank, no conversion. Replaced engine with rebuilt OM617A turbodiesel engine. Finally had good power. Donor for current Fatmobile coupe. (body parted out and carcass sold for scrap.)
    '99 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car)[sold]
    '98 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car)[sold]
    Parts Car C220 1993 SOLD.
    '85 Mercedes Benz W123 300CD Turbodiesel single tank using 95% used cooking oil and 5% to 10% misfuel (where someone had filled diesel vehicle with petrol).


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    Adding images and/or documents to your posts


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