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Old 09-03-2006, 11:10 AM   #1
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Angry I hate ULSD....

Filled up this morning at Wally mart, $2.769 BTW. This is my third fillup since running ULSD and pretty much determined ULSD is killing my fuel economy. Losing around 2-3mpg average.
Say goodbye to 18-19mpg around town and hello to 15-16mpg.

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Old 09-03-2006, 01:07 PM   #2
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Think you're just going to accept the fact that ULSD is here to stay and that cleaner air saves you more money in the long run with reduced health problems, not just for yourself but for those you support with earned and tax dollars.
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Old 09-03-2006, 01:34 PM   #3
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I didn't notice a drop in fuel economy. I did notice how clean it burns and how little smell the exhaust has.
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Old 09-03-2006, 01:35 PM   #4
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I know. I don't mind the cleaner air but hate losing the fuel economy.

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Old 09-03-2006, 01:52 PM   #5
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Think you're just going to accept the fact that ULSD is here to stay and that cleaner air saves you more money in the long run with reduced health problems, not just for yourself but for those you support with earned and tax dollars.
So2 doesn't attribute to health problems, though, does it?

(Well, unless you're 15 foot tall and called David...)
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Old 09-03-2006, 05:17 PM   #6
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We haven't seen that junk yet. I guess we have to wait a little longer for the pipeline to flush out before we get the pleasure of added engine heat and lower economy in Kansas.
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Old 09-03-2006, 07:15 PM   #7
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I agree with Infidel. There are areas around here that already have it ,I haven't seen it yet. As far as doing anything about it,you can't,unless you go buy a New one or go to gas.That's my thought.Cin
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So2 doesn't attribute to health problems, though, does it?

(Well, unless you're 15 foot tall and called David...)
David was the small one...GOLIATH was the big one.......
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Old 09-03-2006, 08:24 PM   #9
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We don't have it here yet either....not to many people I know around here are concerned that it's not. Friend of mine keeps telling me to get down to an oil company in Lawrenceburg and pick up some bean oil additive, comes in 5 gallon buckets, says he loves it, puts back the lubricity.
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David was the small one...GOLIATH was the big one.......
This David...

To my knowledge, nobody's connected health risks with SO2; SO2 just causes acid rain. (Which, of course, we'll pay for in decreased crop and timber productivity, building maintenance and "cultural loss".)

NOx is what causes all the health problems. And "particulates", supposedly.
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pick up some bean oil additive, comes in 5 gallon buckets, says he loves it, puts back the lubricity.
That has ben around for quite a while. No need to when they are selling B11 here. My Ram seems to like it too.
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ULSD has about a 12% lower BTU rating than the previous low sulphur version. BTU's are what create the heat and power in a diesel, so the best solution is to compensate for the lighter fuel by bumping up your initial timing a couple degrees to maximize the burn. For the third gen's pick up the Rokktech timing sensor and set your initial timing up, and you will barely notice the fuel consumption drop.
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ULSD has about a 12% lower BTU rating than the previous low sulphur version. BTU's are what create the heat and power in a diesel, so the best solution is to compensate for the lighter fuel by bumping up your initial timing a couple degrees to maximize the burn. For the third gen's pick up the Rokktech timing sensor and set your initial timing up, and you will barely notice the fuel consumption drop.
What can 2nd gens do?
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I do have a Rokktech installed and the fuel economy still dropped. Also running 16oz of Power Service Diesel Klean with cetane booster.

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If you have it in your area, perhaps you should check into running bio.
I dont know what will do for your economy, but perhaps it may help.
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