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    Indeed. And when I became aware of the NOx increases in Biofuel etc was quite stunned..

    That craps worse than a VW engine!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tombie View Post
    Indeed. And when I became aware of the NOx increases in Biofuel etc was quite stunned..

    That craps worse than a VW engine!!!
    You're missing the point on NOx, as bio-diesel is a renewable resource any NOx is used up by the next crop of canola, sunflower, etc used to make bio. Unless of course one is huffing it straight out of the exhaust! When viewed in the full cycle, virtuous circle Bio-diesels are actually zero emissions unlike even the cleanest burning diesels which are cumulative emitters.

    EDIT: To clarify, I might be incorrect that canola, etc absorb NOx, the only studies I can find are on trees absorbing such, so bio-diesel can be proven to be carbon neutral, but not NOx neutral thus far.
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    Rapeseed is hardly friendly...
    Full cycle is hardly a good measure when you’re breathing the fumes in traffic.
    Land clearing, chemicals, harvesting etc do not make Rapeseed a clean fuel.

    In much the same way an electric car is
    Not the incorrectly labelled “zero emissions vehicle”... it’s just moved somewhere else to be somebody else’s problem or health issue!
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    I've just edited my previous post as I can't find any studies on Bio being NOx neutral, make no mistake I'm not advocating irresponsible practices like clearing the Amazon for canola. Even bio fuel crops grown irresponsibly, by over applying nitrogen fertilisers can lead to an increase in NOx, as the unused Nitrogen breaks down and combines with the atmosphere to produce NOx.

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    I used bio and other oils in my D2 , including adding 2-stroke oil to fuel mix , while I owned it and never had a problem.
    Unfortunately EVERY energy source has some sort of footprint which is usually undesirable.
    My current vehicle is common rail so I'm too scared to go the bio path with it.
    Having a quite modern vehicle can get boring as all you do is wash it every 6mths or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ramblingboy42 View Post
    I used bio and other oils in my D2 , including adding 2-stroke oil to fuel mix , while I owned it and never had a problem.
    Unfortunately EVERY energy source has some sort of footprint which is usually undesirable.
    My current vehicle is common rail so I'm too scared to go the bio path with it.
    Having a quite modern vehicle can get boring as all you do is wash it every 6mths or so.
    In the case of my "quite modern vehicle" I loaded it onto a tilt tray regularly to go to the dealership with electronic/electrical failures. This has convinced me to keep my non-electronic County-Isuzu as long as I can keep it running.
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    Well I was rather fortunate with my D2, it never let me down in 300,000 odd km in the bush.

    It did it all when I was in home vicinity, and it did it all.

    Yes I agree, the concept of owning a totally reliable, basically breakdown free vehicle means owning something like you have.

    My Ranger is proving to be very reliable, but it's engine running gear is same as late Defenders so I'm hoping its just poor LR engineering causing so many problems as reported in these threads.

    Fingers crossed.

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    Just wondering if anyone is running any form of bio diesel in their 2.2ltr defenders?

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