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so how much sulphur (ppm) is in that red diesel fuel anyway? mc

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Greetings,
Currently the off-highway diesel fuel (non-taxed, red colored) contains the same formulation of sulfer as what you buy for on-highway use (500 parts per million). What I am unsure about is whether or not it will move to the ultra-low formulation of 7ppm when the on-highway stuff does in 2007 or if it will remain at 500ppm for a while longer (and how much longer if it does).
I'm not debating the legality or the morality of using the red fuel in a car or truck, but just be aware that if you have an '07 model vehicle rated to use only the ultra-low sulfer fuel then you will damage your motor using the 500ppm stuff regardless of what color it is.
However, if you have a diesel rated to use the current 500ppm fuel then it will work just fine on the 7ppm stuff when it comes out.
Cheers - Jonathan

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I thought the new stuff was supposed to be 15ppm...? That's what I read in Diesel Power mag anyway...
~jp
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wrote:

This is correct and low sulpher fuel can cause problems in older diesel not rated for it. The impact from this is yet to be seen in states. Also all diesel will have to comply, on and offraod diesel will be low sulpher by the end of 2007.
I have put together a few links on low sulpher roll out and pontenail problems that you can find via link below.
http://forum.snoman.com/viewtopic.php?t "7 ----------------- TheSnoMan.com
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