[Vwdiesel] Low sulfer fuel

LBaird119 at aol.com LBaird119 at aol.com
Sat Feb 26 01:19:28 EST 2005

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. 

  Here I go OT again but hey, some of us own old/older gas rigs. To be 
compatable with unleaded you merely change the valve (especially 
exhaust) seats or go to SS valves.  The lead lubricated the friction 
interface of the face to seat.  Hard, carbon particles, etc imbed 
themselves in the older, softer metal seats and valves.  Without 
the lead, they grind themselves away.  Both don't need changed, 
only one or the other.  Particles stuck in one won't grind away the 
SS and no particles stick in the hard, stainless so it doesn't grind 
away the softer remaining surface.
  Yeah, I hate to see how many of us lose pumps when they start 
experimenting production of the new, low sulfur fuel.  History shows 
they're not likely to tell us so it's a matter of keeping a heads up 
and using protection when the time looks near.

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