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  • Anyone run an X5 on bio?

    I have the opportunity to buy one. Anyone running one on B100?

    It has an inline factory fuel heater - I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing for B100.

    Anyone got any experience with these?

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    Re: Anyone run an X5 on bio?

    Hi Mark,

    Originally posted by Dr Mark View Post
    I have the opportunity to buy one. Anyone running one on B100?
    It has an inline factory fuel heater - I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing for B100.
    You Have got your hands on a rare bird there!
    It has an Allison-A-17 turbojet, so I would think it should run on biodiesel.
    A lot of jets do have fuel heaters so it is no doubt an advantage




    Bell X5
    tillyfromparadise
    Senior Member
    Last edited by tillyfromparadise; 10 April 2019, 02:05 AM.

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    • #3
      Re: Anyone run an X5 on bio?

      Tilly, you are funny today, I PMSL
      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 4X4 Manual Crew Cab tray back.
      '04 Rexton 4X4 Automatic SUV
      '2014 Toyota Prius (on ULP) - Wife's car

      Previous Vehicles:
      '90 Mazda Capella. (2000 - 2003) My first Fatmobile. Converted to fun on veggie oil with a 2 tank setup.
      '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. Engine donor for W123 coupe. (body parted out and carcass sold for scrap.)
      '85 Mercedes Benz W123 300CD Turbodiesel
      '99 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car)[sold]
      '98 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car)[sold]
      '06 Musso Sports Crew Cab well body. [Head gasket blew!]
      '04 Rexton SUV 2.9L Turbodiesel same as Musso - Our Family car.
      '06 Musso sports Crew Cab Trayback - My hack (no air cond, no heater).

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      • #4
        Re: Anyone run an X5 on bio?

        So no-one knows huh? Gotta say that's a bit surprising given their popularity but perhaps therein lies a tale... Didn't get a reply on the infopop forum either.

        Perhaps no one knows because those that have them have abandoned the idea and therefore no longer log onto biofuels forums. But it doesn't matter - their drivetrain isn't up to scratch for offroad. I'll sticj with the 'cruiser

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        • #5
          Re: Anyone run an X5 on bio?

          Hi Mark,

          Originally posted by Mark View Post
          Perhaps no one knows because those that have them have abandoned the idea and therefore no longer log onto biofuels forums.
          I think you will find that those that have them have never heard of biodiesel and in any case would never consider dirtying their hands making biodiesel.


          I'll sticj with the 'cruiser
          Just curious, if I were tempted to sticj with my Musso, how would I go about doing it?

          tillyfromparadise
          Senior Member
          Last edited by tillyfromparadise; 10 April 2019, 08:44 PM.

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          • #6
            Re: Anyone run an X5 on bio?

            Originally posted by Dr Mark View Post
            I have the opportunity to buy one. Anyone running one on B100?

            It has an inline factory fuel heater - I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing for B100.

            Anyone got any experience with these?
            Is this a vehicle with a diesel powered fuel heater? What purpose does the fuel heater serve in this application? Why would it need heating? Is this for using solid veggie oil?
            I have never heard of an X5, apart from the aircraft. (Thanks Tilly for refreshing my memory)

            More information in your first post would have set the context for your question.
            Tony
            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 4X4 Manual Crew Cab tray back.
            '04 Rexton 4X4 Automatic SUV
            '2014 Toyota Prius (on ULP) - Wife's car

            Previous Vehicles:
            '90 Mazda Capella. (2000 - 2003) My first Fatmobile. Converted to fun on veggie oil with a 2 tank setup.
            '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. Engine donor for W123 coupe. (body parted out and carcass sold for scrap.)
            '85 Mercedes Benz W123 300CD Turbodiesel
            '99 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car)[sold]
            '98 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car)[sold]
            '06 Musso Sports Crew Cab well body. [Head gasket blew!]
            '04 Rexton SUV 2.9L Turbodiesel same as Musso - Our Family car.
            '06 Musso sports Crew Cab Trayback - My hack (no air cond, no heater).

            Searching the Biofuels Forum using Google
            Adding images and/or documents to your posts

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            • #7
              Re: Anyone run an X5 on bio?

              It’s a factory component that BMW had on their E53 diesel models. I believe it’s electrically powered and its role is to heat the fuel to 100deg to aid atomisation. Not sure what’s in it but I’d be concerned about the effect of bio on any rubber components it may have.
              i used to own one of these but never ran it on bio. I once filled up from a Gull and the fuel management system gave an error message. Took it to my mechanic and he said that the fuel had water in it. The result was a great enough increase in viscosity to cause an error message. And given that bio is more viscous than Dino thecsame thing would probably happen.
              But it’s a moot point anyway. I’ve lost interest in them. The awd system isn’t very good. I’ll stick with the landcruiser

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              • #8
                Re: Anyone run an X5 on bio?

                Cant beat a cruiser. magnificent vehicle. they are a bit exxy compared to everything else in the ageing second hand market, but if you look after it, it will certainly look after you.

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