Originally Posted by FF
"so yes the US needs to mandate bio diesel as Europe did for the improved lubricity. Some states already require biodiesel to be mixed into diesel.
The problem is there are probably 1000 times as many diesel cars and trucks as boats.
Even with DEF the air police mandated exhaust systems fail rapidly with bio gunk over 5% or so.
Our M-B V6 diesel goes out of warranty if over 5% bio is used and steps are not taken to clear the system.
Must have a different warranty in Europe then. The reports I have read is that a minimum of 2% solves a lot of lubricity problems with ULSD.
I would be a lot happier if VA did as Oregon does, states like Oregon mandate 5%. I did notice Sunoco diesel runs the engine smoother than WAWA diesel. I called the station but they know nothing.
Oregon has a 5% biodiesel content mandate for all diesel fuel sold in the state. The City of Portland Oregon has a 5% biodiesel content mandate which requires that 50% of the feedstock be from the Pacific NW states. The city and state government believe it will promote the development of a high-tech renewable energy industry based in Oregon.