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Old 06-04-2004, 10:40 AM
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biodiesel in my 84 300SD

What do I have to do to prepare this engine for biodiesel, or can I just go ahead and start burning it?
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Old 06-04-2004, 11:17 AM
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Check out the Diesel Forum. There is tons of info on this subject.

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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Old 06-05-2004, 11:09 AM
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Paulgill, I have a friend that has been preparing biodiesel and has recently run one of the local city buses on a straight supply of it. He supplied me with 40 litres (10 US gallons) and I put it in my 300D which contained about 10 litres (2.6 gallons) of diesel. I made no changes in terms of fuel return lines or pump timing. It worked very well, most noticeable was how much more quiet the engine ran, especially at idle. I may have noticed a little harder starting but can't bee 100% sure as I've only put about 1500 miles on the car since I've got it. I would suggest introducing it as a mix to begin with and maybe have a extra set of fuel filters on hand. Good luck, Trent.
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Old 06-09-2004, 04:34 PM
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I've been running B100 in my 85 300TD Wagon for 2 years and 46,000 miles. I replaced the lines between the pump and the injectors because I noticed some seepage about 10,000 miles ago. These were the original 19 year old fuel lines mind you. The car performs flawlessly, no soot, pleasant smell. Bottom line....if your fuel lines are solid, just fill'er up and go. Everyone would be better off if you did!
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