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Ok to keep it simple I'm only looking for answers from folk who use veg oil as fuel, this is to help those who are unsure.
I get people asking me all the time if their van will run on veggie but I'm no expert so I don't know :*

    1. So what engine do you run?
    2. how many miles have you run on veggie oil?
    3. what mix do you use?
    4. what problems have you come across if any?
 

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I run a 1999 1.9td
done about 10,000 miles on veggie
100% veg in summer and 50/50 in winter. mostly mix with diesel but have tried unleaded
Not come across any problem (cold starting or poor running)
 

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1991 2.4d AAB engine

Run veggie oil for in excess of 30,000 miles.

50% in winter and upto 80% summer.

Only problem I have is that at anymore than 80% I get a leak from my fuel pump! (Gasket letting by and can't be bothered to change it yet! lol)
 

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1996 1.9d
about 5000 miles (cant be exact coz speedo dont work)
100%
no probs as yet (fingures crossed)
 

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2000 1.9tdi
So far, ran a few tanks full at 50/50
No pros at all.
Runs much better than on assda diesel.
 

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J Reg 2.4, AAB code
Started running 3 weeks ago @ 50/50 NVO/Derv and covered approx 400 miles with out any issues,
Only thing i did to start was changed the fuel filter and will change again at 500 miles
going to step it up when things get warmer and see if i can go 100% :ILU::ILU:
 

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Is anybody running a 2.5 tdi? Use to run my 1.9tdi on 100%, Recently sold and got a 2.5 but i have been told you can't run them on oil..... Is there any truth in this?
 

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Is anybody running a 2.5 tdi? Use to run my 1.9tdi on 100%, Recently sold and got a 2.5 but i have been told you can't run them on oil..... Is there any truth in this?
I was told by a VW expert never to use veg oil in a 2.5 ? something about the injectors and the seals, I will not be using veg oil thats for sure.
 

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I have a 2.5 tdi & have just put the .216 injectors in, (runs fine with out remap at the mo & no real issues with smoke or lumpyness) havent got as dramatic increase in power as I expected!
Anyway anyone running a 2.5 with these bigger injectors on veg?
 

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2.4 1992 aab diesel
40000+ miles
winter 50/50
summer 80-90% veg
only prob is lumpy starting if cold when you have not dropped down to 50/50 in the winter but it still started every time. i now put in a little bit of petrol in the winter to thin instead of diesel i did about 1.5 gallon to every tankfull and i think its better than diesel for thining,
i would never go back to running on just diesel
 

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your not the tax man are you I: Rasp:Rasp: LOL:
no T: tho some say you get 2500 ltr duty free LOL:LOL:LOL: yet to see proof I: btw clean supermarket veggie oil aint biofuel as its not for sale in the shops as fuel but simply sold for cooking (before anyone has ago at me) :ILU:
 
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