[Vwdiesel] Low Sulfer Diesel Blamed for School Closings
val at mongobird.com
Wed Feb 7 14:38:20 EST 2007
I've run my 91 Jetta NA, and an 84 Rabbit NA, on straight JetA,
mixed with trace amounts of other sump drainings (2380 oil???)
The JetA has a ULS exemption, and even new JetA may have 500 ppm
Sulfer in it.
> Depends on how old the tractor is.
> real old stuff doesn't care how greasy or non-greasy it is... the
> injection pressures and pump tolerances are very forgiving, and it's
> dumping the stuff in by the comparative bucketfull, so pump piston
> cooling isn't an issue either. I would want to watch egt pretty close
> for the first bit in a higher pressure injection system like the VE pumps.
> Justin and Michella Bennett wrote:
> > Jet A. Just make sure you put a little lube in it. Have to admit that
> > I haven't been brave enough to mix much above 3 gallons of diesel to 1
> > gallon of Jet A, along with some 2 stroke oil. Wait until I have better
> > instrumentation on one of the diesels before I get to carried away with
> > hotter mixes. One of the guys at work runs almost straight Jet in an IH
> > tractor.
> > Justin
> >> Then there was that one year when the jar of #2 on the
> >> shop bench was about the consistecy of that stuff surrounding
> >> a canned ham and the #1 had long, sliver-like crystals and
> >> was noticeably thickened. (the shop was under a normal temp.
> >> heated house.) When I saw that I didn't trust 80/20 blends on
> >> the trip we were taking and I was even a bit leary of straight
> >> #1! Drove nearly 3K miles at mostly -25F +/- with no hitches
> >> other than when we inexplicably lost coolant. THAT was
> >> scary!!! Refilled it and it didn't drop again but I did pull the
> >> head gasket when we got home just to be sure/safe.
> >> Nothing quite like the prospect of freezing up at 30 below!
> >> Loren
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