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.


    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
    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
  4. Michael M0APC

    P. Guest

    You make it yourself?


    P., May 7, 2006
  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 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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