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TDIFest 2012 Discussion about TDIFest 2012 on the Labour Day weekend (August 31st to September 2nd, 2012) in Ypsilanti (Ypsi), Michigan.

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Old May 24th, 2012, 20:50   #31
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Old June 18th, 2012, 10:53   #32
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Just a slight bump to see if there was any more news on this?
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Old June 18th, 2012, 11:17   #33
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No news. Looks like they have a busy weekend already - they're participating in another event in Ohio that weekend. I'll call as Fest gets closer and see if they can have B100 on one of the pumps for us.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 17:40   #34
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No news. Looks like they have a busy weekend already - they're participating in another event in Ohio that weekend. I'll call as Fest gets closer and see if they can have B100 on one of the pumps for us.
Well that's no good. Hopefully they can. Did they have a 55 cetane pump? If not, am I going to have to bring the passport to have an excuse to go across the border?
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Old June 18th, 2012, 17:47   #35
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I'll be in Michigan this weekend for Marty's GTG. I'll do some reconnaissance work and report back.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 17:55   #36
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Sounds like a plan. I would prefer the bio, but if it's not available then the 55 wherever available will be next best. Thanks man.
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Old June 19th, 2012, 18:06   #37
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I'll call as Fest gets closer and see if they can have B100 on one of the pumps for us.
Please post an update no later than 2 weeks before the fest.
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Old June 19th, 2012, 21:09   #38
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Old July 27th, 2012, 14:41   #39
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Guys, I have bad news for you all.

Tim Wacker is a stand up guy, and the source of my own (and parent's) biodiesel for our TDIs and tractors.

However he is currently not carrying any biodiesel, at all, with no plans to buy more. He still has it available to him, but has to run tanker trucks far down south to get it, so with little to no demand up here in MIchigan, is not planning on doing so. This is a serious problem for me personally, as I need to find another source ASAP to avoid going back to pure dino and risking seal leakage, etc.

While biodiesel.org still lists Meijer as a B20 source, they have also stopped selling anything with bio in it. They did indeed have an algae issue that was well known. I still, however, ran their supposed B20 all winter long for many many years with no issue. But then one day they put a sticker on the pump stating the fuel could have anywhere from b5 to b20. No one in the station knew anything about it. Then the sticker was pulled along with any labels saying "bio".

Depending on how many gallons y'all would commit to buying, maybe Tim Wacker would bring up a tanker. I would sure like this personally.
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Old July 27th, 2012, 15:15   #40
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Well there goes that plan. :-( I would be committed to 30-40 gallons.

Does he sell 55 cetane D2?
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Old July 28th, 2012, 00:24   #41
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Wow! That's some pretty bad news. Tim didn't sound particularly excited about biodiesel when I spoke with him on the phone a while back.

Bummer.
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Old July 31st, 2012, 19:56   #42
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Thanks for the update. It's not what I WANTED to hear, but I needed to.
Now to formulate a plan B.
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Old August 1st, 2012, 09:09   #43
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Thanks for the update. It's not what I WANTED to hear, but I needed to.
Now to formulate a plan B.
You know any other areas within a reasonable radius Jon? I would stop at Jatrodiesel, but it don't think I will be open when i am going through there.
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Well I plan to hit up the dwindling stock of biodiesel at Randy's Service station in Fowlerville, MI, tomorrow morning on my way up north for the weekend. They offer B5, B20, B50 and B99 at the pump. Problem is, they get their b99 delivered from..... Wacker. They are down below 400 gallons now. Will they still have any left by the fest? Doubtful, but if they do, maybe Marty Bergell can bring down some filled jugs for you guys.

I plan to call Tim Wacker next week to re-inquire about biodiesel. Seems if enough people pester him for long enough, he'll probably call up another truck load of the good stuff. I hope. I will update this thread for y'all sometime next week.
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You know any other areas within a reasonable radius Jon? I would stop at Jatrodiesel, but it don't think I will be open when i am going through there.
No, not yet, but I will have a rather lengthy detour this year so I need to plan fueling appropriately.
And no, I won't be claiming that detour distance towards longest distance driven to the fest. Indeed the fest this year is a secondary stop on my primary journey.
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