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... 52 SYNTHESIS QUESTIONNAIRE Use of Biodiesel in a Transit Bus Fleet Transit System Characteristics: 1. How many diesel buses are currently operating in your fleet?
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... 53 – Greater fuel lubricity (2) – Enhanced cetane – Improved public relations – Reduced fuel taxes – May support local farm interests 6.
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... If Yes, explain: – Blenders tax credit (4) – Tax-exempt status (2)
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... 55 Response from agencies using under B20: Yes ___3___ No ___7____ If Yes, explain: – Gelling in cold weather – Algae growth (2) What have you done to improve the storage of biodiesel as a result of those issues?
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... Corrective action: – None (3) __1___ Others: – Increased failures of certain engines Corrective action: Check vehicle tank for algae when excessive filter plugging occurs Response from agencies using B20 or greater: Yes ___6____ No ___2____ If Yes, indicate which problems apply and the corrective action taken: __5___ Clogged fuel filters Corrective action: – Monitor filter sight glass at fuel island daily, change filter when needed – Found dirt in in-ground tanks; did a thorough cleaning and corrected the issue – Change filters more frequently __0___ Seal deterioration Corrective action: __3___ Reduced fuel economy Corrective action: – (comment)
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... 57 25. Have preventive maintenance inspection (PMI)
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... – We may be running biodiesel/diesel comparison for approximately 8 weeks. – We ran 1970s era buses with mechanical engine controls, 1980s buses with mechanical engine controls, and 1990s engines with electronic controls all last year with B5 and had absolutely no problems at all.

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