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    Re: BMW 120d (2007) running B100

    Fuel Filter after 31,000km

    We had car #2 serviced the other day and I had BMW replace the fuel filter as I wanted to see what 31,000km of biodiesel has done to it, and the answer is...
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    Re: insurance with bio

    Haha. Very good. :)

    I buy my biodiesel from a small commercial supplier which makes it from their own WVO, mainly used canola oil. There is probably a bit of tallow in it from the cooking process...
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    Re: insurance with bio

    I only have 1000 litres of stored B100 - I have it delivered.
    Legally, given my garage does have a fire rating of 180/180/180 I can store 500 litres without a licence.

    Regards,

    Paul

    I...
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    Re: insurance with bio

    OK. I bit the bullet.

    I phoned my insurance company and told them I'm storing 1,000 litres of biodiesel in my garage. They said that it is not a problem and it won't affect my premium or any...
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    Re: insurance with bio

    Yes, that is the only thing what worries me - and then the insurance company won't pay out a claim if there is a fire.

    I take a few reasonable precautions: sealed tanks, fire extinguishers, fire...
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    Re: insurance with bio

    Thank you for this document. I did not have a copy of this so I'm very grateful you found it.

    It would appear that there is a special category for 'residential storage' which does not even get a...
  7. Re: The Fitch Catalyst - Genuine Improvement or Fake Hype?

    'Fuel saving' products pulled in NSW - www.drive.com.au

    "The two other products subject to the Fair Trading investigation - Fuelmate and the Fitch Fuel Catalyst - have been forced to remove all...
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    Re: insurance with bio

    I'm going to add my two cents:

    Biodiesel, like diesel, is a COMBUSTIBLE LIQUID
    Petrol & Methanol are FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS

    Combustible liquids are not as volatile and have higher flash points (and...
  9. Thread: Peugeot 406

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    Re: Peugeot 406

    Hi Carl,

    Yes, you have a valid point. I'm always wary of the two extremes of 'it will be no problem' or 'it will be a big problem'.

    The answer to the majority of questions on Biodiesel (and...
  10. Thread: Peugeot 406

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    Re: Peugeot 406

    Likewise.

    I know Matt personally although have not seen him for some time but I have spoken to him at length about material incompatibility issues with his HDi 307. The factory fitted *Bosch* high...
  11. Thread: Peugeot 406

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    Re: Peugeot 406

    The engine should run fine but you may run into material incompatibility issues in the long run - nothing major but it will mean replacing o-rings & seals in various locations. Of course you will...
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    Re: BMW 120d (2007) running B100

    Hi Rafe,



    I suppose I could make that sacrifice in the name of science... but I really don't want to put any in my car!!! :)



    I think the BMW system works in a similar manner. I have a...
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    Re: common rail and biodiesel

    Hi all,

    I have some useful data comparing two identical BMW 120d vehicles' oil results which is of interest for vehicles with common rail injectors & post-injection DPFs.

    Essentially the car...
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    Re: Biodiesel and Particulate Filters (DPF)

    Back to the DPF :rolleyes:

    I have some useful data comparing two identical BMW 120d vehicles' oil results which is of interest for vehicles with post-injection DPFs.

    Essentially the car that...
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    Re: BMW 120d (2007) running B100

    Another update, very interesting...

    Car #1 (my 120d) has now done about 20,000km. I had the oil sampled again after 6,000km on the oil and it showed the expected biodiesel dilution of the oil from...
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    Re: BP ultimate ? does it sound like bio diesel?

    Maybe, but my BMW also has that written on the fuel filler cap and I have an official statement from BMW saying that B5 is just fine. The reason, they claim, is that manufacturers can have up to 5%...
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    Re: BMW 120d (2007) running B100

    Hi Kingsley,

    They will regurgitate the company line. Officially they do allow up to B5 without any problem and they're 'looking at' B10 - whatever that means.

    The reason for the concession on...
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    Re: BMW 120d (2007) running B100

    Hi Rafe,

    No, I think I missed the window of opportunity to have the cars dynoed - I was going to test our new 120d on dinodiesel at the same time as my 120d on B100 to compare. It may well still...
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    Re: BMW 120d (2007) running B100

    The only problem I've encountered so far is my engine oil being diluted by biodiesel. This is due to the way the DPF works (post injection method) and it has been discussed in these fora.

    This...
  20. Thread: Hello All

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    Re: Hello All

    Hi there,

    I've been running a 2007 120d on B100 for over a year now and we've bought another one a few months ago. I'm keeping a log of my activities on my site & on this forum.
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    Re: BMW 120d (2007) running B100

    Well, an update:

    We've had our second brand new 120d running well on the B100 - it's done 6500km on the clock already. It drives to Toowoomba 3 days per week and the winter weather has posed no...
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    Re: common rail and biodiesel

    I like this bit:
    "In fact, in an extraordinary show of dedication to the project, the skipper, Pete Bethune, underwent liposuction, and the fat (all 100ml) was used to make a small amount of...
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    Re: Common rail diesel injection

    Hi gtemco,

    Like mr.damage, I have been running a brand new common rail vehicle since new on B100. Only its first tank was dinodiesel. It is a June 2007 BMW 120d with 'third generation' common rail...
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    Re: BMW 120d (2007) running B100

    Thanks Gunner,

    We have just received our second 120d to run on B100 - 1300 litres in the garage with a nice pump setup :D

    This second car will do longer trips routinely - 1000km per week. It...
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    Re: BMW 120d (2007) running B100

    Duly noted, thank you.

    I guess I was surprised that the Mazda manual would state that the oil level will rise given that the dino-diesel will evaporate. I thought that this would prevent it from...
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