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Huskies2710 March 26th, 2019 05:55

Would like to revive this thread? Anyone paying attention to what kind of diesel they are getting?

Just had a tune completed and the shop said Meijer are the only locations with non-biodiesel. I plan to go to Bolingbrook, IL Meijer to check this out.

Otherwise I'm looking into Schaeffer Oil Diesel Treat vs Opti Lube additives to add when I fill up.

Btravelen March 26th, 2019 06:26

What are your concerns about biodiesel? I believe IL still subsidizes the use of up to 20% bio, but that doesn't mean every supplier uses it. My '05 Passat BHW has been using the standard issue bio blend for 167k miles with no fuel related problems.

I can tell by the color of the fuel/foam while pumping it. That doesn't help if you're trying to avoid it.

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Rob Mayercik March 26th, 2019 11:18

Color? I've never noticed a color change - everywhere I fill up in NJ, the fuel is blue to blue-green, with white foam. One of the stations I use has a sticker that claims (but I see no way to verify) a 5% bio blend, and doesn't look any different.

What colors are you seeing with different blends?

Btravelen March 26th, 2019 16:48

Yellow. Foam and fuel. I didn't notice for awhile after purchasing our '05 Passat TDI but traveling to states that don't encourage and use a biodiesel blend, the fuel and foam is bright and clear white. The concentration makes a difference.

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Btravelen March 26th, 2019 16:49

BTW, I have a diesel truck so I pump a lot of diesel and travel with both. Do you object to biodiesel?

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Huskies2710 April 16th, 2019 05:33

Was just at a Meijer and did not see any sticker noting that they were using Biodiesel. Only sticker was the low sulfur one we see everywhere. Does this mean the Meijer does not use Biodiesel?

andreigbs April 19th, 2019 12:00

The BP at Ashland and Fullerton sells normal D2, if you really need fuel in the city.

Huskies2710 May 23rd, 2019 10:06

How updated is this site?
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer...213447743&z=11

Reason I ask, is the Biodiesel blend is not kind to the 3.0L V6 fuel pumps over time.

MichaelB May 23rd, 2019 11:29

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Originally Posted by Huskies2710 (Post 5510439)
How updated is this site?
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer...213447743&z=11

Reason I ask, is the Biodiesel blend is not kind to the 3.0L V6 fuel pumps over time.

Biodiesel blends in no way shape or form will damage your fuel pump, the fact is that a biodiesel blend has more lubricity than straight D2. There are other issues with biodiesel blends but the fuel pump is not one of them.

Huskies2710 May 24th, 2019 07:28

Quote:

Originally Posted by MichaelB (Post 5510456)
Biodiesel blends in no way shape or form will damage your fuel pump, the fact is that a biodiesel blend has more lubricity than straight D2. There are other issues with biodiesel blends but the fuel pump is not one of them.

Fuel injectors....

I believe the consensus is above B5 is not recommended for these common rail engines. Obviously can't make the switch completely. Just have to stay on top of filters and oil changes.

But, the Shell station located off York Road and Ogden sells Premium Shell Diesel. No biodiesel at all. Moving forward I know I'll have the option just down the road from me. I'm still learning about what works best for this vehicle.

aliti19 February 1st, 2020 10:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by Huskies2710 (Post 5500583)
Was just at a Meijer and did not see any sticker noting that they were using Biodiesel. Only sticker was the low sulfur one we see everywhere. Does this mean the Meijer does not use Biodiesel?



Yes, Meijer uses D2 non-biodiesel.


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