The "new" fuel will be about like what is already sold in Europe. Your car
will run the same, only it won't emit oxides of sulphur and the fuel system
should last longer.Your car, and my 100hp '04 are not as powerful as the
newer design 1.9 TDI's sold in Europe. The newer versions of the engine
apparently don't handle "dirty" US fuel well so they don't sell them here
yet, but our "old" ones will like the new, cleaner fuel just fine.
I'm sure you'll be able to drive your car for its normal life time with not
problem, at least in the states where diesels are now sold.
It's already used in Europe. Such statements were used by the trucking lobby
when it was reduced to it's current "low" ratings a few years back. I've
used Bio in my jetta and the exhaust makes you want to go straight to the
nearest McDonalds for a large fries!
I think they must be making the low sulfur (not a lubricant) here in
california already as diesel is now the most expensive thing at the pump.
Does anybody know if putting in the lowest octane regular gas will work, my
grandfather used to joke during the energy crises of the '70 s that he would
just start putting wood chips in his diesel as they will run off anything, I
imagine with electronic controls used today that would be more true. Any
opinions on just pumping the cheapest thing at the station?
diesels are tolerant of a some degree of gas (more so than a gas engine
tolerating diesel accidentally mixed in) but still not much. but don't even
try to run your diesel on pure gas.
c'mon already...with diesel you're still saving money on the mileage. why
even try to squeeze a few more pennies out of it while risking your engine
and fuel system? don't try and be so cheap.
that sounds familiar. it's definitely a higher percentage compared to the
other way around where a gas engine can tolerate only a tiny amount of
diesel. I still wouldn't deliberately mix them...not worth it.
Diesel fuel also lubricates the injection pump - cutting the diesel with
gasoline reduces the lubricity of the fuel.
So ... save a few cents by adding gas and destroy a $2,000 injection pump in
the process? Doesn't sound like a wise decision to me!
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Are you saying that a VW diesel owners manual is wrong? LOL!
The following quote is out of an 1991 Jetta ECOdiesel owners manual.
It seems retarded because the ECOdiesel has a CAT and why would anyone
do leaded gas with a CAT. I think this is for emergency only. However
if you can only do 30%, it doesn't make sense since you would have
more diesel fuel anyway unless you want to add the 3 gallons for an
extra ~150 miles across the Sahara desert. :-)
Gasoline instead of Diesel fuel
Your Diesel engine can run with up to 30% leaded or unleaded regular
(not premium) gasoline mixed with Diesel fuel. With more gasoline in
the fuel tank, the engine must not be started to avoid serious engine
damage. In such case the fuel tank must be drained while observing all
environmental and fire hazard precautions. See also WARNINGS on page 74.
I have one better. Did I mention anything about TDI? :-)))
I don't have a TDI manual. However anyone can check the owners manual on a TDI
under Fuel Supply and see if it's there.
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