Biodiesel helps engines run longer.
You can feel good about fueling up with biodiesel. It’s better for your engine and better for our environment than regular petroleum.
Biodiesel is a natural lubricant.
In the last few years, the fuel industry has reduced the amount of sulfur in petroleum diesel fuel from 500 parts per million to 15 parts per million. This is good for the environment, but not so good for engines. Why? Sulfur has lubricating properties. When it is removed from diesel, lubrication is lost.
- With the numerous moving internal parts of an engine working at a high temperature, lubricity is important for maintaining functionality and longevity.
- Engine manufacturers depend on lubricity to keep moving parts, especially fuel pumps, from wearing prematurely.
Biodiesel is high in lubricity while low in sulfur content. It adds the lubricity that’s absent in ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) back into the fuel mixture — helping to decrease wear and tear on engine components and increase engine life.
Biodiesel is a powerful engine cleaner.
Petroleum diesel fuel leaves behind carbon residue in a vehicle’s engine. Biodiesel’s natural detergent properties actually pick up and sweep away the sediment left in engines by the petroleum diesel — helping them run smoother and more efficiently. When making the switch from petroleum diesel to biodiesel, a vehicle’s fuel filter will need to be changed more frequently at first. Once the whole engine system has been cleaned of the deposits, the vehicle can return to a regular maintenance schedule.
OEMs Stand Behind Biodiesel
Most major engine companies have stated formally that the use of biodiesel blends up to B20 and even higher will not void their parts and workmanship warranties.
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