biodiesel in Melbourne

Submitted: Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 21:00
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Who stocks Biodiesel in Melbourne? and what are they charging?
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Reply By: SteveL - Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 21:17

Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 21:17
I am not aware of any outlets of biodiesel in Melbourne (though I haven't looked very hard).Being in the transport business you usually hear about things like this.There is/was an outlet called enviro-diesel in Laverton that sells diesel made from recycled oil.-Steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Blue (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 00:02

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 00:02
In my experience, and it's only my experience, they sell nasty stuff... I only ever bought 2 tankfull from them, about 6 weeks apart and the old Rocky was almost undriveable both times...
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Follow Up By: SteveL - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 09:55

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 09:55
A friend of mine used it for a while in his fleet of trucks,but had too many problems with filter blockages and stopped using it.
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Follow Up By: Anthony - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 22:10

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 22:10
I went to a diesel specialist a few years back to repair (replace) a leaking injector pump on the 2.8 3L Hilux.

The first question they ask was if I was using the recyled diesel (made from reclaimed oil etc). They recon it looks the right colour but has a bad smell compared to the more common diesel. They said that the recycled diesel was not very good for the injecter pump.

While recycled diesel is totally different to bio diesel - I guess you need to be aware of what your buying / getting, bio or recycled diesel.
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Reply By: Vivid Adventures - Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 21:20

Monday, Feb 13, 2006 at 21:20
you may get lucky and find a transport company that is using it, and willing to let you in on the party.

Here is a very relevant link though: Bio Fuels Forum

Ciao for now
Andrew who would like to know how you get on
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Reply By: Max - Sydney - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 17:56

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 17:56
Does Biodiesel do any damage to the fuel pump or injectors?

I bought a load from SAFF at Mundrabilla (on Nullabor) a copuple of weeks ago, and it seemed to need about 6% more fuel per 100 km, but cost 14% less, so on $180 of fuel I seemed to be about $12 better off.

Car seems to run just as well now as before, but I wasn't game to try it again on the trip home.

Max
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Follow Up By: Vivid Adventures - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 18:18

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 18:18
You would have bought B20 (20% biodiesel) - they call it Premium Diesel I think - I don't think SAFF sell B100 outside of Adelaide.

It won't damage fuel pump or injectors although it will - due to it's better solvent function - clean out the gunk collected from years of dino diesel abuse which will get dumped in your fuel filter.

It may well need cleaning, and can affect fuel consumption if it is considerably clogged - may depend on how long your fuel filter had been used too.

I hope this helps
Andrew who runs better on B100 (from SAFF)
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Reply By: bustedrats - Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 22:28

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2006 at 22:28
Thnks for your input one and all. I have received a name and number for a fellla who is hugely enthusiastic about his product. He'll be back in the state next week, so watch this space, I'll let you all know what he's got to say.
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Follow Up By: junior - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 00:57

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 00:57
any news yet?
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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew W (SA) - Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 08:42

Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 08:42
I'd be interested to hear too busted.

Ciao for now
Andrew.
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