Posted by Admin on December, 21, 2011
As of today, it has been proved that Biodiesel extends the life of your diesel engine, be it of any automobile. Unbelievably, it can increase the life of your engine by upto 100% and leads to great reliability and low engine maintenance costs. Now the question that arises is- how this fuel can give such enormous benefits? Read on to find out the answer.
What Is Biodiesel Fuel?
Biodiesel is a renewable diesel fuel based on vegetable oil or animal fat. It can it be prepared at home but is usually prepared on a large scale by industries. In case biodiesel is not properly prepared in industry, it can clog up your fuel injectors as well as injection pump. However, properly made biodiesel is absolutely safe and immensely beneficial. In fact, nowadays, biodiesel is extensively recommended by the renowned Diesel Engine Manufacturers.
What Is The Major Advantage Of Biodiesel?
Unlike regular diesel, Biodiesel has improved lubrication properties which help in increasing the longevity of Diesel Engine Parts by upto 100%. By the regular use of this fuel, a vehicle or machinery can be used for many years and can travel millions of miles.
Is Biodiesel Used Along With The Regular Diesel?
Yes, biodiesel is certainly added to the regular diesel fuel. The percentage, however, depends upon the climate in which the vehicles would be used in. In warmer climates, for instance, the percentage mixture used is upto 20%; but in colder climates, a biodiesel mixture of upto 5% is used. In order to increase the blend of biodiesel in cold temperature, the vehicles such as buses and trucks install fuel heaters – either fuel tank heaters or inline fuel heaters.
Does Biodiesel Have Any Disadvantages?
If biodiesel has several advantages, it has a few disadvantages also. Some of them are as follows:
- It has less energy than regular diesel fuel
- If it is stored for a long period of time, additional additives should be added or else it gets spoiled.
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