Biodiesel

What do the taxi drivers say about our fuel?

 

If you buy our fuel, you will be using Uptown Biodiesel. We only make and sell our own biodiesel, we don't sell anyone else's. No-one else sells ours. With Uptown you know what you're buying, high quality bio, made by experts you can talk to when you fill up with us.

Uptown Biodiesel stands for Quality, Reliability, Sustainability.

 

Smoke Tests

Diesel engines smoke less on biodiesel.

We asked  a few of our customers to give us their Emissions Test Results.

Cab

model

 
Licence No
Drivers Comments Smoke Test Results
TX4
LTI TX4

47494

61676

61229

67458

63562

49238

No real difference to diesel, but cheaper

100% better, killed smoke problem

Better mpg, cleaner exhaust.

Runs really well, better than city diesel.

Running on bio for 6 months without any problems, saved £500!

Engine runs smoother, no smoke.

 
TX2
LTI TX2

61669

62841

S555 REN

65711

42018

66462

62145

43102

38475

CR05 WHH

Less smoke, better running

Cheaper, less smoke, faster

Cleaner, runs better

Goes like a dream

Cleans emissions

Better economy, seems a bit cleaner - very good

Saves money, runs well, try it.

Better mpg, quieter engine, no smoke.

Briliant!!

Running better on this than before - overhaul next week - no smoke?

TX1
LTI TX1

52400

06816

69471

64580

29742

62767

19207

61979

76781

69435

19069

Cheaper, faster, less smoke

Cheaper, no smoke, smoother drive

No difference to diesel, but cheaper

Done 14'000 miles on biodiesel, no problems, smoke free + quieter

2 months [on bio] - very good, a lot cleaner, less smoke

Why not give it a go? If its less polluting, its worth it

Get rid of foreign oil

No problems - seems ok

Best thing since sliced bread!, more mpg, clean exhaust - no fumes

Good running plus more mpg

Cleans exhaust, very good

 
Metro
Metro

60519

52317

61023

51027

67345

56412

62999

No smoke, smoother drive, cheaper

More miles to the gallon !!

Quieter, smoother running.

No smoke, big improvement.

Quieter, better mpg - customer told me about it.

Used bio for 4 months, no problems, better mpg than diesel.

Fantastic Enterprising company looking after the cab trade!

 
Fairway
Fairway

25652

53987

J336 DYM

54940

62250

49104

N378 DME

32433

Cheaper, less smoke, faster

Runs better, less smoke

Give it a try

Cleaner and running much better

Brings down emissions, runs brilliant & economical

Improved mpg, quieter engine

More to gallon, smoother running, less smoke

As good as normal diesel

   
Taxis, biodiesel and emissions testing  

Taxis are given a tough time on emissions, so be part of the solution and use low smoke biodiesel. Biodiesel goes straight into the tank with no changes or conversions necessary. It burns better and cleaner than fossil diesel. It routinely delivers very low smoke tests, below 0.75 - see the examples above and below.

 
 
Below is the emissions test for a Land Rover TDi running on our fuel
 
   
   
Test 1 - using Uptown biodiesel

(B100 - 100%)

Test 2 - using normal diesel

(city diesel)

   
           
   
Smoke Check 6000
Smoke Check 6000
   
    -------------------------------------- ---------------------------------------    
    PARKHOUSE GARAGE PARKHOUSE GARAGE    
    CHOLDERTON CHOLDERTON    
    NR. SALISBURY NR. SALISBURY    
    WILTS WILTS    
           
    VTS Number: 80596 VTS Number: 80596    
    Test carried out at 19:49 Test carried out at 21:47    
    Sun13 Aug 2008 Sun13 Aug 2008    
           
    Oil Temp  = 86C Oil Temp  = 86C    
           
    Test     K/m(-1) Test     K/m(-1)    
    ----------------- -----------------    
    1          0.38 1          0.72    
    2          0.79 2          1.41    
    3          0.65 3          1.62    
           
       K =  0.61 m(-1)....PASS    K =  1.25 m(-1)....PASS    
           
    Turbo Charged Engine Turbo Charged Engine    
    Calibration ok Calibration ok    
    Pass Level  =  3.00 m(-1) Pass Level  =  3.00 m(-1)    
    Drift  =  0.03 m(-1) Drift  =  0.01 m(-1)    
           
Results if you want to see the original test slips - click here      
In both of these tests the vehicle passed the smoke test, however the biodiesel produced HALF  the smoke of the city diesel.  
This can provide you with the solution you need whilst you are waiting to sort out your smoke problems. Uptown recommends that all drivers remain compliant with the law and the requirements of the carriage office and fit abatement equipment. We also recommend that you use our high quality biodiesel regularly as this naturally improves emissions.  
   
Warranty Issues and our Terms of Use  
If your vehicle is less than 4 years old, there is a good chance it is still in its warranty period. If you choose to use biodiesel and subsequently your garage establishes that you are using biodiesel, there is a fair chance your warranty will not be honoured for almost any warrantable issue.  
   
Your use of our fuel is at your discretion and therefore by using our fuel, you agree that you waive any and all such claims against Uptown Biodiesel or its employees, volunteers or helpers for any matters that arise following its use.  
   
Our commitment to our customers is that we will take all care and consideration possible in the manufacture of our fuel to produce a high quality fuel.  
   
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