[Vwdiesel] biodiesel and fuel filters

Will Taygan william at taygan.com
Thu May 4 14:27:04 EDT 2006

I stick a napa gold 3006 (wix 33006) 81 Mercedes diesel prefilter on
before my reuglar VW filter.  B20 will SLOWLY clean out the tank, if at
all..  B100 is what really cleans it.


On Wed, 2006-05-03 at 23:20 -0500, S. Shourds wrote:
> They put a B20 pump on I-35 in Denton, TX.  The city collects oil from 
> restaurants in town and processes it at their landfill using gas 
> recovered from said landfill.  Pretty all-around neat-o.  I haven't got 
> up there to see it yet, but someday....  My boss has a '98 TDI and is 
> very interested in running it in his car, but isn't sure about the 
> filter effect.  The disclaimer we've both heard is that if you already 
> have high milage on your Diesel, the bioDiesel's detergent properties 
> will trash a filter or two while it cleans out the system.  Is that an 
> observable phenomenon?  My plan would be to stick a cheap in-line filter 
> in before the stock filter and have several spares. 
> What's the experience of the more experienced?
> -Shalyn
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