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Hello all,

I will be taking delivery of a new Kubota BX1870 tomorrow (I'm stoked)!!!

- Ok, to the point. I have been making my own fuel for 6+ years, and run it in my F350 (~40k on B100), my Jetta (~90k on B100), and Kubota G1800 (traded-in on 1870) with no issues.

I have done a lot of reading about the Kubota "E-TVCS Systems" (Three Vortex Combustion System) and biodiesel issues. I see where Kubota lists it as a "Feature" for the B series tractors, but was trying to find out if the BX series has this same design "feature"? (Of note, an insert to the owners manual says fuel <= B20 is ok.)

My intent is to break-in the tractor with < B50, and then transition to B100. Do any of you have any insight on this (if BX series have/use the TVCS design)?
- I believe the engine designation to be: D722E3BX2.

I appreciate any and all insight / comments!

Thank you!
 
Registered: August 24, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I bet its going to be OK if its rated to B20, though I am only speculating.
My BX25 was only rated to B5 and other then the fuel lines it has been running strong on B100 in summer and blending in the winter.
Cheers,
Jon
 
Location: Wellington County, Ontario Canada | Registered: February 07, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Unfortunately Kubota took a perfectly good 3 cylinder engine and ruined it with the triple vortex junk. The farm had a 2 cylinder older model which ran perfectly on B100 for years and then it was replaced with the new "California emissions" triple vortex engine rated for B5 max. And that really is all it takes as even a slight increase in biodiesel sees the thing smoke and lose torque and power.



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Location: :-) Great White North eh ? | Registered: December 10, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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And that really is all it takes as even a slight increase in biodiesel sees the thing smoke and lose torque and power.

What a shame... Clumsy bastards...
Let us know how you make out Green.
Cheers,
Jon
 
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