We receive many enquires about which vehicles are better suited for veg or bio fuel use and with recent changes in the tax disc prices (don't get us started on this 'carbon tyre print' fad please!!!!) many wise people are looking to ditch the new car route and go for older vehicles.
We say wise because it is actually pre year 2000 vehicles that are vastly superior when using bio or veg oil.
Vehicles that are suitable still benefit from additional fuel filtration, injection pump seals uprating and injector mods.
The variants with the mercedes engine with inline injection pumps, this also includes the Mercedes cars with inline injection pumps (Late eighties/early nineties).
280bhp + such as nineties models of:
The 90/110bhp 1.9 TDI and 5 cylinder 2.5 TDI, all fitted with Bosch VP37/EDC.
Only models with the Bosch VE pump.
1990's WITH INLINE PUMP.
Nineties models only, all fitted with VE type pump or Zexel Covec.
3.1 model only, fitted with VE type pump.
Fourtrak 2.8, fitted with VE type pump.
200SDI and other models with VP37 pump
Mid 1990's to 2000, all fitted with Bosch VE pump
Models include 318tds, 325/525, 324, fitted with Bosch VP37 or VE pump.
Same engine (6 cylinder inline) is found in Vauxall Omega and RangeRover, early 1990's to 2001.
1990's model, non turbo, fitted with Bosch VE pump.
Isuzuengined variants such as Combo and Corsa, up to late 90's, fitted with VE type pump.
Pre CDI models only! Vito has inline pump, 2.9 Sprinter has Bosch VP37
Pre JTD model only! Has Bosch VE pump.
Surd 2.4 / 3.0 EFI has Denso V3 pump, Landcruiser (not 24 valve!), Has VE type pump.
Majority of vehicles fitted with Bosch VP30 though some 2.4's had Bosch VP44.
Some early models had Bosch VP37 (good), but most had Bosch VP30 (OK).
Those with GM engine had Bosch VP30, Isuzu engine had Denso V3 (Both OK).
Up until around 2006 fitted with unit injection BUT some models had an exhaust gas sensor fitted which causes running complications.
Fitted with Zexel VRZ pump.
Fitted with early common rail.