[Vwdiesel] Fw: I found IT ---LOL long time ago.

Dana Morphew kadm at pugetsound.net
Sun Jan 19 05:33:44 EST 2003

Here's a quote I found at http://www.pipeline.to/biodiesel/lubricity.html :

  "...the processes that remove sulfur and aromatics also remove components
(polyaromatics and nitrogen compounds) that help provide the fuel with its
lubricating properties (lubricity). As a result, the new low-sulfur and CARB
(California Air Resources Board) petroleum diesel fuels tend to lack sufficient
lubricity. However, these fuels blended with as little as 0.4% Biodiesel can meet or
exceed the minimum lubricity required by the US military and a proposed new ASTM
standard for petroleum diesel fuel. That's right, with a less than 0.5% mix of
Biodiesel, a low-sulfur or CARB fuel can become a premium diesel blend, relative to

H .Hagar wrote:

> Cetane number --important -----NO standard enforcement in North America ----bottom line -???? 40 .      not good ----WHY? not higher ----money ----in the pockets of floggers.
> Lubricity ? ----very very important for "Rotary" injection pumps----take my word and check for yourself ---mad truckers all over the place when Oilcompanies changed to low sulphur---fuel.    EU standard higher by LAW. DO not trust Shell or ESSO to tell you the truth --------- # 1 Diesel or # 2 Diesel ???? ---- its not like potatoes ---- our diesels in general ---- best to use # 2  -----Extreme low temt areas may have to use  # 1 at times. More on how to adjust your own fuel  next time -----and how to test it (the simple way) for lubrication  quality ----have fun LOL ---Hagar

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