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I have a 2004 VW TDI. Are there any conversion needed to strat running BD or can I fuel it up and run BD. I live in Southern California, make my own BD. Have had it tested and has passed ASTM.
 
Location: Aguanga, CA | Registered: May 16, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Volkwagens are great with biodiesel, except for the latest and "greatest" with particulate filters (2009, 2010). As far as I know the PD engines, like what you have, work just fine with bio and need nothing to burn it.


'05 CRD B100
'01 TDi B100

 
Location: Colorado | Registered: March 20, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Hey, thanks alot UFO. I feel more at ease. In a few days I'll start filling it up.
 
Location: Aguanga, CA | Registered: May 16, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Make sure your reaction is complete and doesn't finish in your fuel tank.
The 2004+ TDI's have an in-tank electric fuel pump that is weak to begin with and won't tolerate glycerin.

Other than that, I remember one guy complaining of leaking hose somewhere around the fuel pump under the hood. Ask at BioDiesel forum at tdiclub.com for recent experience.


1-tank Elsbett VW TDI , 220,000 WVO miles.
http://ctbiodzl.freeshell.org/votdi.html
and a '92 F-250 with only a FPHE
 
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If it's ASTM, there is no glycerine, soap or water to cause problems. If it's still reacting in your tank, you've got much bigger issues.
 
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