I intend to find out why Skoda say no Bio diesel, it may be because of the DPF, as when the warranty expires I would like to produce my own. We are allowed 2000 litres tax free for personal consumption per year. So all going well I will be able to beat your price and get lots of mpg.Banjobach said:Hood, how would you feel about paying 90 to 92p per litre for petrol, which is what we are currentlypaying in W.A? Checkout the exchange rate of A$1.40 - A$1-42 per litreto British pounds.
So Llanigraham are you still feeling sorry? If we had to pay your prices for petrol I would be crying in my tank too!
That does not sound very promising but in three years time things may have improved as regards the production of bio diesel. I can see governments making car and fuelmanufacturers adapt. Reading used it in their buses for a while but do not now, it was like being behind a mobile chip shop.Llanigraham said:Bio Diesel at more than 7% is "banned" by nearly all the manufacturers, not just VAG, especially where the pressurised electronic injection system is used.
As I understand it from other forums, bio does not like being pressurised to the high pressures used, plus it does not have the lubricating properties of "normal" diesel. It is generally "dirtier" than normal diesel, so clogs up the DPF much more quickly.
LR have banned it in all their new diesels, and there have been several stories of Td4 Freelanders with expensively failed injector pumps, filters, and injectors, and damage to engine internals where high percentage bio has been used.