Chicago 2009 TDI Owners: Non-Biodiesel Support Group

petrodude

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elk grove village
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Wilmette Auto Service
1837 Wilmette ave
Wilmette
Clear D2 confirmed delivered there today

Citgo
Corner of Fabyian parkway and rt25
Batavia
Clear D2 confirmed although they run their tanks low. Not a good thing.

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Feilo

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N Lake Co, IL
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petrodude - thanks for the "inside info" ... I fill up mainly at the Meijer at Rolling Meadows and at the Joliet Sonic Delta when I can ...
 

Tom in chicago

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chicago
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2009 Jetta Sportwagon TDI
Food 4 Less

My wife drives the TDI, I am driving a Volt now (only 43 gallons for first 7000 miles - 160 miles per gallon!).

Still love my TDI for road trips. My wife always fills up at Food 4 Less in Evanston.

Thanks again for info!
 

petrodude

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Noticed today, lot of cars come to citgo @ golf and Dee to fill up. Pumps are unmarked as bio-blends. They sell B-11. Don't believe your putting good quality fuel when its actually not. Owner did not mark the pump.

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Strantran1

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2003 TDI Jetta, 5sp
Just my .02... I have a 300 gal tank that I used to use when I ran a small trucking company. I use Carrol Service FS from Lanark and they only use straight diesel in the winter months. You know bio is bad in the winter when the Farmer owned service won't run bio in their vehicles!
I have them fill my tank and have no worries in the winter with my 03 TDI.
Thanks Keith
 

lbgottlieb

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Vernon Hills, IL
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Ernie's Shell in Vernon Hills sells only D2 pure diesel.....

Just thought I'd share some news in what looks to be a great but stalled thread.....

I just spoke via phone with a woman working at Ernie's Shell on Milwaukee Avenue in Vernon Hills, IL. Funny thing - I began with "I just wanted to ask someone a question about your diesel fuel." The woman says, "we only sell pure diesel. There has never been any biodiesel anywhere on our property and there never will be." Not knowing all the specifics about diesel, I asked if this meant what they sold was D2, and she confirmed it. She was a very nice person to speak with, though I got the feeling that she had been thru this conversation before.
 

aliti19

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Chicago, Il
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2014 VW Touareg TDI Executive
Just thought I'd share some news in what looks to be a great but stalled thread.....

I just spoke via phone with a woman working at Ernie's Shell on Milwaukee Avenue in Vernon Hills, IL. Funny thing - I began with "I just wanted to ask someone a question about your diesel fuel." The woman says, "we only sell pure diesel. There has never been any biodiesel anywhere on our property and there never will be." Not knowing all the specifics about diesel, I asked if this meant what they sold was D2, and she confirmed it. She was a very nice person to speak with, though I got the feeling that she had been thru this conversation before.
Good to know, thanks!
 

aliti19

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Confirmed D2 diesel spots in North/NW Chicago suburbs

Confirmed D2 diesel spots as of 12/2015 in North/NW Chicago suburbs:

1. Ernie's Shell
2. 909 S Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
3. Premium Diesel No. 2
4. How Non-Bio Content Verified: Manager

1. Meijer - Rolling Meadows
2. 1301 Meijer Dr, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
3. Premium Diesel No. 2
4. How Non-Bio Content Verified: Attendant

1. 7/11 - Park Ridge
2. 814 HIGGINS RD, Park Ridge, IL 60068-5718
3. Premium Diesel No. 2
4. How Non-Bio Content Verified: attendant

1. Fries Automotive (not openly labeled, but they do sell it there. They use their two pumps for trucks so you might need an adapter)
2. 81 Old Palatine Rd, Prospect Heights, IL 60090
3. Premium Diesel No. 2
4. How Non-Bio Content Verified: manager
 
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aliti19

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1. Mobil - Vernon Hills
2. 860 S Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
3. <5% biodiesel
4. How Non-Bio Content Verified: Attendant


Although not D2, this should be enough for any BMW/Audi/Mercedes owners that need <5%.
 
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aliti19

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1. Shell - Des Plaines
2. 680 N Wolf Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016
3. Premium Diesel #2
4. How Non-Bio Content Verified: Attendant
Verified yesterday, plus touch free car wash!
 

vwgtiglx

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1. Marathon - 79th & Roberts Road, Justice, IL
2. Diesel #2 - No Bio-Diesel content
3. Confirmed by neon sign on road in front of station, price listed on sign
 

edved23

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passat
I live by the 7/11 in Park Ridge. Those tanks are marked BIO.


Confirmed D2 diesel spots as of 12/2015 in North/NW Chicago suburbs:

1. Ernie's Shell
2. 909 S Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
3. Premium Diesel No. 2
4. How Non-Bio Content Verified: Manager

1. Meijer - Rolling Meadows
2. 1301 Meijer Dr, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
3. Premium Diesel No. 2
4. How Non-Bio Content Verified: Attendant

1. 7/11 - Park Ridge
2. 814 HIGGINS RD, Park Ridge, IL 60068-5718
3. Premium Diesel No. 2
4. How Non-Bio Content Verified: attendant

1. Fries Automotive (not openly labeled, but they do sell it there. They use their two pumps for trucks so you might need an adapter)
2. 81 Old Palatine Rd, Prospect Heights, IL 60090
3. Premium Diesel No. 2
4. How Non-Bio Content Verified: manager
 

bornloopy

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bump again...any confirmation of D2 locations other than Ernie's (just fueled there, definitely still D2)?
 

Huskies2710

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?
 

MichaelB

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Huskies2710

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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

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Chicago, Il
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2014 VW Touareg TDI Executive
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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