HDi engines and bio fuels?

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MonkeyMark
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HDi engines and bio fuels?

Post by MonkeyMark »

Hi all,

I'm sure this will have been asked before but a search didn't get menthe answer i wanted.

How well do the HDi engines do on biofuels?

I'm getting another oil burner soon and would like to make running them as cheap as I can. I'm willing to buy bio fuel but I'm more interested in a diy set up if it's usable and financially viable.

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TooMany2cvs
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Re: HDi engines and bio fuels?

Post by TooMany2cvs »

MonkeyMark wrote:How well do the HDi engines do on biofuels?
CitUK boasted about 4/5yrs ago that they ran all their pressfleet cars on B30.

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Re: HDi engines and bio fuels?

Post by MonkeyMark »

Its looks like it can be done, but finding specific information is proving quite hard.
I don't want to spend £800 on a can version kit as it wouldn't be worth it. I'll keep looking and post any findings.

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Re: HDi engines and bio fuels?

Post by KP »

If you mean straight veg oil then no chance.

If you mean well made and cleaned biodiesel then it should be fine.

Swap the fuel filter after the first tank and then after 3 more tanks or less as it will clean the system out, so maybe check the intank pump filter as well.

Add some 2stroke oil every few tanks as it helps to keep seals and bits lubricated and seems to quiten injector noise a little.