Zander's Bio Diesel Vehicle Page
Vehicles I have personal experience with on Bio Diesel and what I learned from each.
I bought this Diesel Dodge pickup from a friend in March 2003 and have run it on 100% Bio Diesel ever since (over 30,000 miles as of 9/04). I had to switch fuel filters about 1000 miles after I switched it to Bio Diesel after feeling power loss over the course of a few days, and this happenned again another 1000 miles later. This was the remaining petro diesel sediment in the system getting washed through.
Since then its been on a normal fuel filter replacement schedule and has run without problems. (this vehicle is now sold)
I imported this vehicle in September of 2004. Great small 4x4 and it has the legendary Toyota 3B diesel (non turbo). I swapped the fuel lines over to Viton to be Biodiesel compatable (since this is an older diesel with natural rubber fuel lines). Click this link to see the report on that job. I swapped the fuel filters in this vehicle once when I changed teh fuel lines and once about 6 months later just to catch any of the grime that may have come through, but I never felt any power loss (this vehicle is now sold).
My fiance bought this 2000 Golf TDI in July of 2004 and has been running on 100% Bio Diesel ever since without modifications. She has replaced the fuel filter once since then at the Biofuel Oasis Workshop in January of 2005.
I imported this vehicle in January of 2005. I like the form factor of this rig as I needed to carry more stuff than the BJ70 allowed. It also has the legendary Toyota 3B diesel (non turbo). I swapped the fuel lines over to Viton to be Biodiesel compatable (since this is an older diesel with natural rubber fuel lines). Click this link to see the report on that job. (this vehicle is now sold)
I imported this vehicle in March of 2005 and this is now my bio diesel powered daily driver and project vehicle for eventual build out into a vegetable oil powered expedition vehicle (for an Alaska to Baja trip). The HJ has the 2H six cylinder diesel motor and the A440 automatic transmission (now I can drink coffee in traffic!) I swapped the fuel lines on this one to Viton as well and the job was identical to the one I did on the previous vehicles, except that you only need 36" of tubing as most the lines are metal hard lines.