The long-awaited cold spell is upon us, but follow our top 5 biodiesel tips, and you won’t get stuck or caught cold.
Tip 1 Keep a spare fuel filter in your emergency kit: these tend to get changed every annual service anyway, so a spare one will never go to waste. Grit or waxy deposits in your fuel filter will impair performance, so a quick change is advisable. This is simple to do but if you are not familiar with the procedure, ask you local mechanic.
Tip 2 Insulate your fuel tanks: heating oil customers need to ensure that the temperature of the fuel does not dip below 0oC, that fuel delivery pipes are insulated, and that the fuel is not exposed to outside air which could cause condensation in the tank. Please speak to us if you not sure about your tanks or equipment.
Tip 3 Ask your biodiesel supplier for proof of ‘winterisation’: our biodiesel has cold-flow additives for average winter temperatures. Please speak to us if you are not sure about your fuel.
Tip 4 Extreme cold demands extreme precautions: for unusually cold snaps – lower than -5oC – we would strongly advise using a low blend of biodiesel – no more than 20%, even for winterised fuel. Please speak to us if you are not sure about how to do this.
Tip 5 Order in time for your needs: in order for us to mix the winter additive, please allow at least one week’s notice (two weeks’ for orders over 10,000 litres)
To learn more about using biodiesel, please visit the FAQ page on our website, e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or drop us a line (01494 521480) – we’d be more than happy to help, or to answer any questions.