Using traditional petroleum diesel will lead to heavy sediment build up in a vehicles engine and fuel tank(s). Switching to biodiesel immediately starts the process of breaking down and cleaning out these deposits leading to a cleaner, healthier engine. Initially in older trucks users may experience higher volumes of particulates in the vehicles fuel filters as well as increased filter usage as the engine is cleaned and flushed with premium biodiesel. This is why we recommend a conservative and gradual implementation program if planning to use blends above B20.
Biodiesel will increase the rate of deterioration of natural rubber components typically found in vehicles manufactured before 1993 especially when in contact for prolonged periods. Fuel delivery systems must have synthetic rubber or metal parts for extended usage of high percentage biodiesel blends. Work with Whole Energy to assist you in determining the material and component compatibility with regards to your equipment and the specific blends of Biodiesel you intend to use.
Low Temp. Usage
Biodiesel, like all diesel fuels, will start to gel at low temperatures. Whole Energy combines the highest quality biodiesel products with proprietary seasonal additives and micro filtration technology to reach the lowest possible freezing point. Contact your local Whole Energy representative for optimum blending ratios. The first Diesel engine ever invented in 1890 by Rudolf Diesel ran off of Peanut Oil. When Biodiesel is made, the impurities and the glycerin are removed, making it more viscous having similar properties to ULSD #2 . Biodiesel is not to be confused with Straight Vegetable Oils (SVOs). SVOs pose a threat to the injectors and pistons in engines as they can cause the pistons to stick and create inconsistent spray patterns from the injectors. Whole Energy only sells Biodiesel conforming to ASTM standards and does not sell Straight Vegetable Oils (SVOs).