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Aug-18-2014 @ 9:35 PM                           Permalink
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What are the best diesel prices at the moment on the broads in need of a big top up.

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prices can be found here with locations
http://the-norfolk-broads.co.uk/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=38&Topic=16320

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Aug-18-2014 @ 10:49 PM                           Permalink
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Noticed that Boulters and Goodchilds have Advance 10  in their offering ,could someone explain please.Is this the stuff that is not so good for old engines or long term storage ?  ( They both have the cheapest price ) Or have I got the wrong end of the stick ? Confused

Roy and Diane

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Aug-19-2014 @ 7:54 AM                           Permalink
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Ditto Boaters,   especially regards Goodchilds for us as we were thinking of getting fuel next from them.   Old engine and older still owners.  Mind you that is when you can get to the mooring which is usually chocker.

If anyone knows,  is the pump out there working at the moment at Goodchilds.   Had heard it had gone back to self service,  everytime we have attended the staff do the pump outs.

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"Noticed that Boulters and Goodchilds have Advance 10 in their offering ,could someone explain please.Is this the stuff that is not so good for old engines or long term storage? (They both have the cheapest price) Or have I got the wrong end of the stick?"

Wrong end of the stick, I'm afraid. This link will give you more information about Advanced 10 fuel.

Basically it is low-sulphur, FAME-free diesel, with added Soltron. Just the stuff for older engines, BUT, to replace the loss of lubricity due to the low % of sulphur, I add low-ash two-stroke oil (Castrol Actevo 2-T) at a ratio of 200:1.

I’ve been using Soltron independently for over a decade. It’s supposed to combat diesel bug, although it is also said to provide lubricity. There’s plenty of information online. Whether it’s just snake oil or not, I don’t know, but my diesel engines have always started better, run smoother, and with less smoke, since I’ve started using it (subjective, I know).

As for long-term storage, it’s the addition of FAME to the fuel that causes the problem, so Advanced 10 will be OK. On the Northern Rivers, Boulter’s is the only place at which I will refuel, I leave my tank brim-full over the winter and have never had a fuel problem (now, where's that piece of wood).


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Thanks for that Paladine,the link was useful.Do any hire yards use it or would there be a reason  why not ?

Roy and Diane

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I think the principal reason for not using bio-diesel in older engines is that the bio-diesel attacks the nitrile rubber from which older hoses and seals were made. It is not to the extent that there will be a catastrophic failure of hoses and seals after one fill-up, but the effect is there. It is suggested that careful monitoring is all that is required. Obviously, changing all the fuel hoses and seals to modern equivalents eliminates the possible problems in this regard.

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