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  • Can Biodiesel Spoil Transfer Pump

    Hi Guys,

    Just wanted to know if the B100 biodiesel can spoil my diesel transfer pump?


    I want to use it for continuous duty to help me fuel my agriculture fleet

  • #2
    Re: Can Biodiesel Spoil Transfer Pump

    There are a couple of issues which may cause problems:
    Is you biodiesel made to a high standard with all reaction byproducts removed? Are you the processor of the biodiesel? then you should be able to test for unreacted triglycerides, residual glycerol, etc.
    Are there any components of the pump system which are incompatible with biodiesel? - Ask the manufacturer.

    Once you have the answer to these potential, issues, the answers to your questions will be apparent.
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    '90 Mazda Capella. (2000 - 2003) My first Fatmobile. Converted to fun on veggie oil with a 2 tank setup.
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    '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.)
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    • #3
      Re: Can Biodiesel Spoil Transfer Pump

      good god, that's expensive, I use one that looks pretty much the same for around 8 years never had a problem, Biodiesel does tend to weep from everywhere, so you have to keep an eye on the wiring, as it will eat the insulation after a while if you allow it to get on it.
      The hoses will have to be replaced every couple of years, mine is the same as this,