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Thread: BIO-Fuel stuffing things up

  1. #11
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    Dec 2008
    Nth East NSW
    Not there I`m afraid - It`s round the back somewhere underneath, up by where it goes into the timing case

  2. #12
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    Aug 2006
    most likely that will be one of the pivot bushes or the top cover seal leaking near the top and running down the face.

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  3. #13
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    Jun 2008
    Ormeau, Gold Coast,Queensland
    I don't think there is any possible way of choosing your diesel fuel anymore.

    AFAIK once the Brisbane refinery stops production (which only supplies around a 100km proximity to Brisbane) , all diesel fuel in Australia will arrive by ship from Singapore.

    It is one brand.

    I spoke recently to tanker driver and funny as it sounds , the further the diesel is trucked , the cleaner it gets.

    The driver was telling me that after a long haul, a large quantity of sludge settles out into the tanker's sump , which unuseable for anything but road fill or bunker if centrifuged.

    So, it's all the same now , except Brisbane metropolitan , foams like hell and ****s the seals in old pumps.

    Yes, 2 stroke (not synthetic though) does help.

    Some do it 200:1 which I think is excessive.....more like 500:1 is my thinking.

    Possibly in a td5 with its hi temp hi volume recirculating system @ 200:1 you could be ok.

    But like the guy said, it might lube your pump but doesn't stop seal contamination.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Nth East NSW
    Thanks for your help guys - I`ve now ordered a seal kit off Ebay for `bugger-all`- BOSCH diesel fuel pump repair kit Land Rover Defender 2.5TDi Discovery 2.5TD | eBay - I`ll let you know how I get on with the rebuild when it comes - Thanks again all

    BTW An extra BIG thanks to Blknight for these links too

    injection pump reseal: leaking seal replacement- Bosch VE model on VW or Audi TDI | VW TDI forum, Audi, Porsche, and Chevy Cruze diesel forum

    Bosch diesel injection pump rebuild

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    As an extensive user of Bio-diesel I can confirm no problems with fuel seals in either my previous D2 which I ran on Bio for about 5 yrs nor on my present D3 2.7 which I've done for over a year now. Also my mate 3-Gees who brews the Bio ran a D1 Tdi 300 for about 5 yrs and and has been running a D2 TD5 for approx. the last 5 yrs on Bio without seal problems. Bio actually acts as a lubricant in diesel, even at percentages as low as 5 or 10% IIRC. Freedom used to sell a B-20 blend here in Brisbane which I've also used but I think it was more economic to move the plant overseas due to taxes, excise, etc.

  6. #16
    I had my 200 and 300 pumps and injectors rebuilt by DieselBob Tuning. He is pretty good and knows what he is talking about. I had the 200 set up to run vegoil as well as diesel - he uses heavier duty parts and special seals for that, as vegoil also attacks the standard rubber parts.

    I can't say about the rest of the EU, but the UK has a lot of diesel vehicles and almost all fuel stations have two grades of diesel, just like petrol. The higher grade is marketed for higher performance, but does give better mpg, runs smoother and has lubricants and cleaning agents in it which make it quite apparent to the interested driver which type they're running on. There is a noticeable difference in the characteristics between different suppliers, too. I found the BP premium diesel by far the best, Texaco the worst (noticeably worse than supermarket stations like Tesco and Asda).

  7. #17
    FFS this thread is piles of the proverbial, sprinkled with misinformation.

    Australian diesel is equivalent to the best standards worldwide. Including lubricity.

    I was just at an international conference where the same was confirmed.

    Modern fuels are actually better quality than the old high sulphur fuels (including lubricity), however the aromatic content has changed, which makes life tougher for old seals which have already gone hard.

    Modern commonrail diesels actually are much more sensitive to lubricity than older diesels.

    At the end of the day seals wear out and need to be replaced.

    All diesel in AU must conform to the same spec. There are only 3(?) refineries supplying most of the retail diesel in AU these days.

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