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#185235 - 16th Nov 2007 3:02pm Im running the BMW on BioDiesel!!
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Did some reading up on it all first, and found that the BMWs engine will run on B100 (100%) BioDeisel thumbsup

Gave the chap a call, and arranged for him to open his garage for me after I finished work and he sold me 40's worth @ 75p/litre - nearly 30p/litre cheaper than the petrol station selling regular derv.

It conforms to the European standard, and needs no diesel mix to stop it freezing, though he did recommend mixing 20% regular when it gets really cold.

My BMW also runs a fuel cooler in the engine bay - Im going to cover this for the winter so the fuel doesnt get to cold and thick.

Although its cheaper, I have noticed a slight performance loss, but nothing that 75p/litre doesnt fix - especially when my 100mile commute just involves cruising on the motorway smile

The 75p/litre covers all tax and Duty on the fuel, and you get a recipt to prove you have paid your taxes should you get stopped smile


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#185240 - 16th Nov 2007 3:16pm Re: Im running the BMW on BioDiesel!! [Re: StuyMac]
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good stuff

Think I'll be buying a diesel next lol
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#185241 - 16th Nov 2007 3:16pm Re: Im running the BMW on BioDiesel!! [Re: StuyMac]
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Interesting stuff fella, I heard on the MG Rover forums that you can use upto 2500 litres of veggie oil per year without paying duty, dunno if you still have to declare it? You know if there is any truth in this at all?

Over a year, that will be saving you a fortune, plus you will be saving the enviroment haha remember that raftl

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#185242 - 16th Nov 2007 3:21pm Re: Im running the BMW on BioDiesel!! [Re: MattLFC]
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Originally Posted By: MattLFC
Interesting stuff fella, I heard on the MG Rover forums that you can use upto 2500 litres of veggie oil per year without paying duty, dunno if you still have to declare it? You know if there is any truth in this at all?


Correct, though you must produce it yourself to get that benefit from the start frown

When mass produced, and buying it from a retailer, the Duty has already been added - though I am looking in to the possibility of claiming back the duty for the first 2500l I use, though Im not holding my breath... frown
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#185245 - 16th Nov 2007 3:27pm Re: Im running the BMW on BioDiesel!! [Re: StuyMac]
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Lmao, I wish you luck! Arnt the BMW engines supposedly the best for cold weather starting with veggie oil, provided they are using a Bosch fuel pump? Or am I just thinking from years ago?

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#185273 - 16th Nov 2007 7:51pm Re: Im running the BMW on BioDiesel!! [Re: MattLFC]
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What flavour is the smell out the back ??
Tandoori or Chinese ?

Good for you fella smile
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#186648 - 28th Nov 2007 2:08am Re: Im running the BMW on BioDiesel!! [Re: Mark]
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You still running on it Stuy? Where you getting it from at 75p per litre... is it a public place or invites only lol?

I seen Pura Veg Oil in Tesco today, 56p per litre. Apparently the Rover SDi engines can run on it prefectly fine without modification, so I might get a few litres tomoz and give it a whirl at a 50/50 mix.

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#186649 - 28th Nov 2007 2:23am Re: Im running the BMW on BioDiesel!! [Re: MattLFC]
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Found a place in Birkenhead via the MG Rover forums called Biofuels NW Ltd, is that where you go?

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#186884 - 1st Dec 2007 6:44am Re: Im running the BMW on BioDiesel!! [Re: MattLFC]
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Went and got a full tank of Biodiesel from the guy in Birkenhead on Thursday afternoon, had no problems whatsoever, 35 for a full tank is more like it then the rip off diesel pricing at the pump!!

Are you still using it Stuy? Have you noticed the whiff outside the car when the engine has been on... like a chippy haha!

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#186892 - 1st Dec 2007 11:53am Re: Im running the BMW on BioDiesel!! [Re: MattLFC]
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ever feel like u're talking to urself matt? lol

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#186898 - 1st Dec 2007 12:58pm Re: Im running the BMW on BioDiesel!! [Re: MattLFC]
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Originally Posted By: MattLFC
Went and got a full tank of Biodiesel from the guy in Birkenhead on Thursday afternoon, had no problems whatsoever, 35 for a full tank is more like it then the rip off diesel pricing at the pump!!

Are you still using it Stuy? Have you noticed the whiff outside the car when the engine has been on... like a chippy haha!

grin

does it run ok matt ? wot bout performance, mpg etc ? is it any more economical or is it just cheaper ?
y not do a comparison article over a period of time for us ? think
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#186900 - 1st Dec 2007 1:04pm Re: Im running the BMW on BioDiesel!! [Re: jonah]
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i thought economical generally meant cheaper? tease

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#186901 - 1st Dec 2007 1:21pm Re: Im running the BMW on BioDiesel!! [Re: Davey_Martin]
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not really mate, diesel is more economical than petrol, but as any forcourt shows, it is by no means cheaper ...
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#186902 - 1st Dec 2007 1:32pm Re: Im running the BMW on BioDiesel!! [Re: jonah]
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that'll be me and my one track mind told hehe - not with it today!!

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#186925 - 1st Dec 2007 6:40pm Re: Im running the BMW on BioDiesel!! [Re: Davey_Martin]
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that'll be me and my one track mind told hehe - not with it today!!


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