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I have been checking a few web sites regaurding the ultra low sulfer diesel we will all be using by 2006. Currently diesel has about 500 ppm sulfer, 300 in California, but by 2006 it will be at 15 ppm in Canada and the USA.


http://www.itow.org/fuelguide.htm


http://www.pscleanair.org/dieselsolutions/ds_fuel.shtml


I know sulfer helps with lubricity, but I wonder if we can trust the oil companies to put in enough additives to compensate. It will no doubt make it more important then ever to buy our diesel from a reliable vendor and to use an additve. Who knows this low sulfer diesel might even be cleaner.
One thing for sure we can expect the oil companies to be putting the price up.
 

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It's going to be interesting. 2006 is the year for Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel followed by 2007 where the exhaust emissions are dropped drastically. There are working groups in Californnia hosted by CARB that are discussing these exact issues. Edited by: OC_DMAX
 

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Easy solution that will be overlooked....add soy diesel for lubricity (B5 to B20). But we all know the big oil companies will have no part of this, they will concoct some oil derived chemical to improve the lubricity to maximise the profits.
 

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I have been running B20 to B5 for about a month now to try it out. I believe this is very promising to add the needed lubricity.


I will take some fuel samples of the two retail pumps here in Southern California of B20 and have George at Avlube have a look at them.


The concern is water content.


Ron
 
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