Toyota SA NO NO for Biofuel

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Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:08 pm

OK. So I did some general inquiry regarding the usage of Biofuel in my Lux.
In Europe Toyota advocates the usage of biofuel in their vehicles if it complies to standards set out by the EU.

http://www.toyota-europe.com/about/news ... fuels.tmex" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Fine. I sent an email to Toyota SA and asked the same question and this was the reply:

We acknowledge receipt of your e-mail.
Kindly be advised that we do not recommend the usage of biodiesel in Toyota vehicles.

Kind Regards

Zenobia Swartz

Customer Relations
Toyota South Africa
Tel: 0800139111
Fax: 0118092917


No reason or explanation. Just a "NO" :aggresive:
A Biofuel station in Centurion has all the bells and whistles with testing standards according to their website and I honestly would like to give my part back to mother nature especially after removing my CAT. :surrender: :surrender:
Who uses biofuel and if you do not use it, why not?
Why would Toyota SA differ from Toyota EU since most of the vehicles are built according to the same standard?

Any suggestions of the clever boys out there?
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Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:06 pm

I speak under huge correction. I understood that you need to change all rubber gaskets and fittings in your diesel pump and fuel lines if you want use BioFuel.
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Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:26 pm

george wrote:I speak under huge correction. I understood that you need to change all rubber gaskets and fittings in your diesel pump and fuel lines if you want use BioFuel.
Thats correct. Biofuel is quite harsh on all the rubber components on the fuel system.
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Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:10 am

I would be worried about my injectors with Biofuel

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Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:47 am

But why would Toyota EU say "yes" and Toyota SA say "no"?

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Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:30 am

It has all to do with Homologation. The different models manufacturers release have different modification on them according to the geographical area. So it is quite possible that the models will be different, depending what the fuel supply for the area is. Remember how long it took Toyota to launch a diesel sedan? It had to do with the quality diesel available in SA.

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Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:28 pm

Tlend to agree... Is the biofuel cheeper?
Maybe the quality is also better in Europe than in Africa...
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Sun Jul 12, 2015 6:41 pm

I have a document from Toyota Japan that was sent via the SA Toyota head office.
5% biodiesel is approved for use in all Toyota's in SA. The same goes for any diesel engine in any vehicle in SA.
You can contact me for more info.

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Mon Jul 13, 2015 7:52 am

i asked toyota the same thing and got the 5%, else your warrentee not valid.

there is a huge argument of the prons and cons of DB on the isuzu ofroad club forum.

This one dude kept mentioning a sum of R18000.. i presume that was his repair bill after using BD.
More than seals he mentioned sludge buildup.

I think Toyota SA is just being cautious cause one can make BD in you garage and they have no control over how well you clean your BD.
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