Is anyone familiar with the new low sulfur diesel (15PPM) expected to hit the market in mid summer? Have any of you been using it? is there an increased need for additive?
This issue is being dealt with by installing injection equipment after the fuel goes through the pipelines. By next summer - this shouldn't be an issue anywhere in the u.s. and may not be now. I think this issue had to be handled by jan '06 (adding lubricity additive further down the supply chain to avoid jet A contamination with lubricity additives).don't count on lube mixed in, FAA made oiul pipeline's remove last year from Jet-A contamenation in pipeline. natural lube attaches to sulpher and sulpher removal takes it wth it.
This is the way go. Particularly next summer - I saw a technical stating that the newer fuels are de-stabilized if you add too much cetane improver. The point of the paper was that the refineries would have to get to higher cetane levels using additional refinement versus additization.I use Stanadyne "Lubricity Formula". It only takes 4 oz for 30 gallons of fuel, so a bottle lasts for 4 tanks in my truck. I have a 34 gallon tank (long bed).
I order a case of 12 bottles for $55.20 ($4.60 for a 16oz bottle) from Diesel Injection Service in Amarillo, TX. Here's the link, but you'll have to delete the space in the link for it to work. The mods here have blocked any references to the name for some reason.
Here's where I get it online: http://www.diesel page.com/additive.htm
The biodiesel spec lacks specification of stability. Without a tighter spec - meeting the spec is meaningless to me... Need a tighter spec AND government sampling and enforcement.California already has some pretty tight quality standards on commercial biodiesel. Most other states will likely follow......