[Vwdiesel] Ultra-Low sulfur diesel fuel mandate

Doyt W. Echelberger doyt at buckeye-express.com
Wed May 17 10:49:32 EDT 2006

Starting in September 2006 (and by October) for highway diesel vehicles 
there will be only ultra low sulfur diesel fuel in the USA. That's three 
months away.

"In January 2001 and in June 2004, EPA finalized the Highway Diesel and 
Nonroad Diesel Rules, respectively, which will implement more stringent 
standards for new diesel engines and fuels. The rules mandate the use of 
lower sulfur fuels in diesel engines beginning in 2006 for highway diesel 
fuel, and 2007 for nonroad diesel fuel. These fuels will enable the use of 
aftertreatment technologies for new diesel engines, which can reduce 
harmful emissions by 90 percent or more. Aftertreatment technologies will 
start phasing into the diesel sector beginning in 2007 for highway and 2011 
for nonroad. These programs will yield significant, long-term benefits for 
public health and the environment. "

I'm locating local sources for lubricity additives that will protect my 
injector pump.

I have a question about what European diesel owners do to maintain 
lubricity, or if the new diesels being sold in Europe  come equipped with 
injector pumps that are designed to run on ultra low sulfur diesel fuel.

So, do Europeans with newer diesels use lubricity additives?

Doyt Echelberger
Ohio, USA
85 Jetta TD
84 Rabbit na D 

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