Author Archives: Dr Dan's Biodiesel

TDI Tech: Life After 100 (Thousand) — Part One

As time goes on, our TDIs that were once shiny new cars are now beginning to age and accumulate miles. Many of our customers have over 100,000 miles on their TDIs, quite a few have over 200,000, and a handful … Continue reading

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Sustainable Fuel Co-op Kickoff Event

As you may or may not be aware, a group of loyal Dr. Dan’s customers and others in the community generally concerned with sustainability have formed the Sustainable Fuel Co-op in an effort to keep Dr. Dan’s Biodiesel business running … Continue reading

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Cold weather follow-up

A lot of biodiesel customers had trouble with our recent freeze and cold fuel in their cars. With overnight temps in the teens, and over 48 consecutive hours of sub-freezing temps a lot of people’s fuel gelled despite their adding … Continue reading

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Winter Fuel

Dr. Dan’s will be offering a WEATHER APPROPRIATE FUEL BLEND during the winter months, to ensure that there are not problems with cold-weather gelling of the fuel. We have been blending our fuel since Tuesday (11-16) for the winter weather. … Continue reading

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MkV Jetta TDI DSG Transmission Service: Every 40k!

As a conscientious, caring TDI owner, you’re religious about having your engine oil changed every 5,000 miles (with proper diesel-rated 5W40 synthetic or 505.01 PD oil, of course!), having the timing belt replaced on schedule, and keeping up with filter … Continue reading

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Can you use biodiesel in the new low-emission diesel vehicles??

This is a question we get asked nearly every day. The answer is… YES, but you have to be careful and smart about it and take certain precautions that were not necessary with older vehicles. Read on to learn more! … Continue reading

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TDI Fall Check-up Special

With the seasons changing and colder weather on its way, it’s time to make sure your TDI is ready for fall and winter! TDIs need a strong battery to start well in the cold, and a functional glow plug system … Continue reading

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Biodiesel for Home Heating

As the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler its time to start thinking seriously about heating and lighting our homes in a sustainable manner with a low-carbon footprint. Fortunately, if you heat your home with heating oil, Dr. … Continue reading

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TDI Service: Keep your TDI Reliable and Healthy at Dr. Dan’s

Greetings from Dr. Dan’s — We have noticed that many VW TDI’s are not getting the maintenance they require, leading to expensive repairs and breakdowns. TDI timing belts must be replaced on time or very expensive damage can occur when … Continue reading

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