Pumping cold weather biodiesel

Posted By on January 12, 2007

Sunoco biodiesel/E85 prices 1/11/2007

Here’s a little more on fuel, particularly biodiesel being pumped in colder weather. On my way home from Northeastern Ohio I stopped to fill my VW Jetta TDI at my normal stop, the I-71 Sunoco renewable fuels biodiesel pump. (see previous posts) It wasn’t all that cold (40 degrees Fahrenheit) but the B20 ran very slow. I tried several times to reset the pump selecting B10, B5 and B2 … each reduction in percentage getting progressively faster, but still much slower than the ULSD petroleum only selection. For the fun of it I used my trusty Palm Treo 700p to grab a little video comparison that I’ll include below. (hey … what about that new Apple iPhone? Very tempting … thankfully its going to be Cingular so I won’t have to be tempted.)


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