Is dragging out old superseded documents helpful? Trotting out old documentation just to support your views borders on scare tactics.
With that in mind.Not to be a too much of a poke in the eye but this thread is about how to use biodiesel, not how to not use it, we already know what MB says, they say CYA.
vicI couldn't stay away.
Quoting specific official literature.
Most everyone picks and chooses what they want to apply from the Owner's Manual and other literature. I know that I do.
Eg. - I prefer official MB documents like this vs the Cliff Notes of the Owner's Manual.
Avanti posted this early on.
MB Biodiesel Brochure 2015
5% is Approved with no qualifications beyond ULSD (ULSD = by law in USA). 20% is Restricted by Mercedes Benz "generally not approved". That does not = Prohibited. The Owner's Manual Cliff Notes aren't always complete.
There are thousands of MB Sprinters traveling millions of miles per year across North America burning fuel with B5 or whatever and logging many hundred thousand miles without problems."Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear!"
If you read more closely you should notice that those pictures are related to off-grade diesel fuel. Off grade dino diesel can do those things too.MB’s 2015 biodiesel brochure shows pictures of component issues related to higher% biodiesel use. MB included these pix for a reason, I’m sure.
Certainly can't dispute your last sentence. The lobbyists and politicians have done a superb job of brainwashing John Q Public with BS.I thought you were going away, Aqua. You and a couple others on the forum either have a serious case of psychological projection, since you see fear and worry in the minds of people you do not know, OR you have the ability to mind read across long distances. Why not let other folks use their prudential judgment in fuel selection and maintenance for their vehicles, and you can do whatever the hell you want? Contrary to what you say, no one is freaking out about biodiesel and it takes only minimum effort to select whatever fuel is desired.
Putting those Google searches in as you did, Aqua, is a perfect example of confirmation bias. You might as well have done a search on biodiesel and end of the world, or biodiesel and marital discord. You aren’t going to find a report of biodiesel engine death, though you might find reports of injector fouling or fuel system plugging, etc. that can cause serious issues with engine performance and breakdowns. You might learn more and even find some technical papers if you did searches on biodiesel and engine problems or engine oil dilution, or fuel systems, or water contamination, storage problems, or algae, etc. You’d find that as of 2017, Cummins recommends fuel additives to target issues caused by ULSD and biodiesel. You’d find that even green Europe has low average biodiesel minimum % requirements and much more stringent regulations for the homogeneity and purity of biodiesel compared with the haphazard standards for biodiesel in the states, where biofuel usage is driven by politics and lobbying, not science.