I agree but the main problems caused by bio diesel / fame, is that it is a very good solvent of the sediment lining tanks and fuel lines.
So what you MUST take are plenty of spare filters and be prepared to change them frequently until the tanks and lines have been flushed clean.
This problem applies to road vehicles as well and there are photos on http://millersoils.net website of the consequences of bio diesel and diesel bug.
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Thread: Red Diesel what do I do??
23-02-12, 18:10 #11
23-02-12, 18:53 #12Registered User
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23-02-12, 19:22 #13
There are some photos on here of fuel filters and a Shell tanker driver told me that since Shell increased the biodiesel content, even their tanker fleet has needed a filter change once per month until the sediment has been flushed.
The owner of the forecourt where he was delivering to also said he had to change all the filters betwixt storage tanks and pumps.
Anecdotal this may be, but forwarned is forearmed as they say, and you can hardly call the AA if you breakdown at sea....
23-02-12, 19:37 #14
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23-02-12, 19:48 #16
been running my 1965 perkins on white derv for 4 yrs, no problems.
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