running on bio diesel ?

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srtaylo0

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A170 cdi
Hello,
Has anyone any experience of running mercs and in particular a class's on bio diesel ?

I understand from reading http://www.bioukfuels.co.uk/ that you have to change the filter after 3 tanks of fuel everything else seems to point to the car running OK ? Just wondered if anyone had had specific experience ?
cheers
simon.
 
I have run a few tanks of 80%+ biodiesel bought from a supplier on the Wirral and had no adverse side effects until I filled the tank to about 95% bio at which point starting was a bit laboured (2-3 secs). Otherwise I would say the engine seemed marginally less responsive and mpg dropped ~10%. I came to the conclusion that if I was going to do this for the longer term that I would make my own, then I could make sure the quality was high.

Read http://www.mbclub.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=16415&highlight=biodiesel for a very comprehensive discussion. :)
 
thanks for the reply - will read the other thread :eek:
 

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