Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: United Kingdom
bio fuel mix experience??? - Anyone??
Whilst there will be a number who swear by only ever using top grade diesel in their beast I am prepared to shop around and mix it up a bit. But, and its a big but, I have heard that the supermarket mix (fuel not music!) that is often tagged as city diesel etc and is a mix including bio products can be corrosively damaging in the long term as far as injectors are concerned. Now I have no evidence - so does anone else either good or bad? I was told by a fellow owner that there may be a risk of problems when a higher bio proportion could lead to injector corrosion? I guess with such tight tolerance items as these the design assumptions about the fuel composition is fundamental for long term performance of the component?
My experience so far is mixed and maybe even subconsious! Better fuel must equate to better performance! And who would think that running round on derv and recycled chip fat or yellow flowers could do any good. But at least the car does not smell like a chippy!
And the car: '57 34k miles 210 2.4jtdm F1 remapped, dpf removed & egr chipped out courtesy of NJS Pershore. Use Millers most the time. Goes like s*** off a shovel, no hesitation, high mpg; pulls in 6th from 1500 but 3rd/4th gear most fun, no judder, no smoke. Short commute in week but excuse to do 3 miles on bypass with excuse for big bursts of accelaration past the Audis and BMWs!!