I just wanted to mention a few things that are important if you run
your car on biodiesel. These are maintenance issues that come up, are
easy to fix, but not everyone knows about.
1. Biodiesel degrades your hoses and any original rubber that it comes
in contact with.
a) when you change your fuel filter (which you will have to do within
the first few months of switching to biodiesel as biodiesel clears all
the gunk out of your engine)
-CHANGE the fuel line hoses with rubber hoses that will not degrade.
Cheap and easy, a one-time change you need to make and youre set for
b) if any biodiesel spills out when you change the filter, which it
will, be aware that you must clean it off of any rubber hoses it comes
in contact with! Some biodiesel leaked on my power stearing hose and
over the course of a few months, it almost burst! i had to clip the
hose down to a point where the hose was still good.
c) keep an eye on your HAND PRIMER PUMP. the rubber seal on this will
degrade and fuel will leak! And unless you look out for this, you could
go a long time without knowing. Its a cheap part to replace (20$). I
just had to switch mine out, and unfortunately put in another pump with
a rubber seal.. which will go again. i hear there are newer, all metal
pumps? look into getting that if you can.**
Other than these simple things, there havent been any other issues that
i have had to deal with due to the switch over. Biodiesel has been
amazing! I mean, come on, I'm running my car on vegetable oil!
OK, just wanted to pass this on. I wish someone had told me--