[Vwdiesel] Low sulfer fuel

Gerry Wolfe gjwolfe at telus.net
Fri Feb 25 14:46:28 EST 2005

My understanding is that it's not the sulphur which lubricates.  However,
the refining process which removes the sulphur is what reduced the
lubricity.  Happened in the past, dunno if newer refining processess would
have the same effect.

Compensate by using a diesel fuel additive (such as Stanadyne) which returns
the lubricity, or maybe add a bit of 2-stroke oil to the fuel, or perhaps
both (no... I don't wear suspenders and a belt...)

rgds, g.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Justin and Chelly Bennett" <cjb at midrivers.com>
To: <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Friday, February 25, 2005 11:41
Subject: [Vwdiesel] Low sulfer fuel

> Correct me if I am wrong.  But as I understand things our old diesels
> require the higher sulfer content to keep the pump and injector
> mechanisims operating correctly. If this is true, does this mean we will
> be required to keep dosing them no matter what.  Kind of like the old
> hot rods with engines that require leaded fuel.  And yes unleaded fuel
> can ruin an engine designed for leaded fuel.  Personal experience
> maintaining a P&W 985.  Used to run car gas, when leaded fuel disappeard
> the operator ruined 4 cylinders because the exhaust valve seat would
> hammer into the head.  He started blending car gas and 100 LL av gas and
> the valve problems went away.
> Justin
> >I can't wait to see the price of diesel once the low sulfer fuel is
> >mandatory!  The price should increase dramatically.
> >
> >
> >
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