Yes, you can run bio in it, but go to a station that actually has a pump. No mods needed. They used to be good for B5, but I think VW raised the amount you can use now since some states are pumping nothing but bio through their pumps.Thanks!
Can the car be modified for bio fuel?
From what we read on here it would seem some of the US diesel isn't up to snuff anyway. Perhaps a tank of Kansas sunflower oil might be a better bet!No - the high pressure fuel pump relies on specific characteristics of the standardised diesel fuel for lubrication - vegetable oil doesn't have that characteristic so can't be used on common rail diesels.
Why?When I take long trips and I forget to bring fuel lubricity additive I have numerous times gone and added new, not used, virgin olive/canola/soybean oil during my fill-up. Not more than 500 mls. I've done it during the winter/summer and have never had any problems.
Fuel Lubricity Additive for 2013 TDI....use the SEARCH functionWhy?
When I empty the fryer at home I run the vegetable oil through a coffee filter in a funnel (takes a while) then put it straight in the tank of either my Beetle TDI or Touareg V10 TDI. BUT ... both of these are pre-clean-diesel technology. Back in the day, the discussion on VWVortex was that you could do as much as 20% of the fuel as straight veggie oil without engine modifications.Can I mix vegetable cooking oil with diesel straight into the tank of my 2014 TDI without consequences of damaging the engine or fuel pump?