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Bought this pump from Ebay. 38mm o.d so it can fit into containers through the screw cap opening. Its brilliant, no more lifting heaving containers to fill the car.
Guys, bit of a disaster recently. My poor Passat's steering rack developed a hydraulic leak @ 205k miles :-(. Too costly to replace so I trading it in for a Skoda Octavia Esate 1.9 TDI.
Like the title says, 2010 is the last year Skoda used Pump Duse injection for the VW designed BXE engine. Significantly biodiesely compatible, but that's not all - there's no DPF (diesel particulate filter) Whoop whoop.
Started on a 60% bio/diesel mix and now on 100%. Cars done 70k.
Not long before I reach the 200k mark. Fixed the intercooler pipe a while back by drilling in self tapping screws (the VW clip is pretty much useless!)
Fitted winter tyres this year (not that I needed them since its been so mild...Typical) and I have a spare set of alloys I got off ebay for £150 with two decent Avon tyres.
The brake callipers are starting to show some corrosion and are difficult to home with the VW tool so they might need replacing with reconditioned ones sometime. Had the drivers side upper ball joints replaced and its feeling sturdier to drive.
Not bio related! PD engines are unique in the way they inject the fuel, using individual unit injectors being pressurised by the overhead camshaft. Fine tollerances and high pressure eventually lead to wear of the lifts and cam lobes.
Car was running rough, OK on idle but felt like three cylinders at 50-60mph. Now the cam has been completely rebuilt, just got to stop the turbo blowing off the intercooler pipe...
Eductors are a cost effective way of boosting your pumps power (flow output). The Eductor forms a jet, additional liquid is drawn through the nozzle via the Venturi effect. Flow rates can be boosted to 5 x with this inexpensive nozzle. Visit the shop for more info
Video - The eductor should be placed 5"
The nice people at Oxford Catalysts have donated a centrifuge designed to clean waste oil and biodiesel! I'm looking forward to installing it this summer, the ultimate in fuel purification.
Powered by a high gear pump, the centrifuge is powered by the pressurised fuel itself, spinning the main rotor head at high velocity. Particles that weigh almost nothing become much heavier, separating from the fuel.
Looks like the Wintron working well, I'm still on 100% Bio even during the coldest nights. Snow caused havoc as usual, got stuck on the same hill again!! Deployed the secret weapon - Snow Socks - which promptly distintegrated themselves...
Friendly Range Rover towed me up the hill - Thanks to who ever that was travelling fro m Southampton to Milton Keynes
Well last year I got truly caught short! One cold February morning we set off on a journey and promptly broke down 5 miles from the house. Solidified fuel in the tank , well it was -15c....Followed by a humiliating tow from the AA
So this year I'm trying Wintron XC30, a cold flow improver instead of the usual Synergy. I'm going to lag the fuel tanks with insulation at some point. Will keep you posted.