Biodiesel and Volvo S60 D5

Discussion in 'Volvo S60' started by Michael M0APC, May 5, 2006.

  1. Hi

    I wonder if anyone on this group is using a S60 D5 on biodiesel, either
    100% or some mix. If so, how has your Volvo reacted to it ?

    The vehicle I'm considering using it with is a 2001 model, so well out
    of warranty.

    Volvo say that a 5% blend is all that can be used, I wonder if there is
    any different experience around.

    Thanks

    Michael.
     
    Michael M0APC, May 5, 2006
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  2. Michael M0APC

    Steve Guest

    I claim no special knowledge here, just curious what difference it makes
    where the fuel comes from, unless it's the additive package thats the key
    here....
     
    Steve, May 5, 2006
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  3. I am using 100% biodiesel in my 945 SE 2.4 Turbodiesel with no ill effects
    whatsoever. The 5% Bio mix allows the better lubrication of the fuel pump
    due to the ultra low sulphur diesel in use now. All the big fuel suppliers
    use 5% Bio (Shell BP Texaco Esso) for this reason. Good effects are much
    smoother running, improved mpg, slight increase in power noted. However my
    engine (VW/Audi six cylinder), although mechanically fuelled, has been tuned
    and puts out around 185 bhp with loads more torque than standard. I have a
    hard job keeping the speed down to 60 mph when towing my caravan on
    motorways. Unfortunately at the moment there is only one pump outlet in
    Wales until I can get my own producer equipment up and running. At present
    cost is 95p/Litre, when I make my own it will be around 32p/Litre. It is
    produced to standard EN 14214.

    All the best, Peter.

    700/900/90 Register Keeper,
    Volvo Owners Club (UK).
     
    Peter K L Milnes, May 7, 2006
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  4. Michael M0APC

    P. Guest

    You make it yourself?

    How?

    P.
     
    P., May 7, 2006
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  5. Following the steps outlined in "From the Fryer to the Fuel Tank" by Joshua
    Tickell. If you wish to find out all about Biodiesel fuels ( the first
    diesel ran on peanut oil) this is the definitive book. Or contact Sundance
    Renewables, the project manager is Jan Cliff. URL is
    http://www.sundancerenewables.org.uk or e-mail
    They are based on the Capel Hendre
    Industrial Estate at Ammanford in Carmarthenshire Wales.

    All the best, Peter.

    700/900/90 Register Keeper,
    Volvo Owners Club (UK).
     
    Peter K L Milnes, May 7, 2006
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