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Author Topic: Bio diesel  (Read 2595 times)

Offline pabinlove

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Bio diesel
« on: February 06, 2014, 10:02:16 AM »
Hi everybody being a long time since I posted on here. A friend of mine has just bought a Ford Galaxy. And has mentioned biodiesel and what I thought. To be honest it never entered my head. So I thought I'd ask a question on here what you all thought about biodiesel and will it hurt the car overtime or  instantly. I have never looked into it so I do not know.
Your thoughts and answers I mostly appreciated. Many thanks.

Offline blue metal

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Re: Bio diesel
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2014, 10:30:20 AM »
Everyone will have their own opinion
on this one.
My friend ruined his peuguot
after going biodiesel.
Another one runs an old LDV campervan
and swears by it.
There is 7% bio in ordinary diesel
from the pump
recently I ran Galaxy on sainsbury diesel
for 1200 miles it got more sluggish,
Running it now on a second tank of BP Ultimate
Definite improvement!!
So for me Iti s a NO.


Offline pabinlove

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Re: Bio diesel
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2014, 10:35:47 AM »
Cheers for the reply. As I said never thought about it till the other day I'm not sure if I would risk my car. It's our life line and only thinking oh it's cheaper as I do 250 miles a week to work and back. It sounds to good to be true.

Offline abuubaydullah

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Re: Bio diesel
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2014, 09:55:08 PM »
Hi do not use on MK2 will mess the pump also injectors up(as a mate of mine tried it and cost him big time),but it work's grand on the older mk1 galaxy one of my mate use it :) .

Offline SirDavidAlhambra

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Re: Bio diesel
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2019, 04:44:23 PM »
I wouldn’t bother with gimmicks like bio diesel, you just can’t beat the genuine stuff from shell to be honest.
I drive a Seat Alhambra 1.9Tdi which has 115bhp and an automatic gearbox.

I am happy to help you with all your questions. I am not a qualified mechanic but seem to be better at fixing my car than even the most experienced garages.

I have lots of friends here and very much enjoy talking with you all.

Always remember, a motor car is a serious tool and should be treated with respect. Put your safety first, always.


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