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Old 12-10-2007, 04:27 AM   #15
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Personally, after lurking here and being a former member (and Chairman) of the SAE Fuels & Lubes committees, the reduction of Sulfur is a good thing, regardless of engine type. Sulfur, when introduced to the crankcase (blowby) and combined with water (condensation) and heat, creates Sulfuric Acid; not a good thing for bearings, seals, etc.

The statement(s) that there are minimum lubricity requirements established for fuel is correct and the SAE recommendations are usually, if not always, adopted.

The only additive I use is basically a "Feel-good" measure to address bacteria and algae when storing over the winter.

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Old 12-10-2007, 04:38 AM   #16
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Mike- I'm curious if the diesel fuel in Mexico is ULSD with the same or similar additives as ours. If not, are you jeopardizing your cat converters, etc.?

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">The only additive I use is basically a "Feel-good" measure to address bacteria and algae when storing over the winter. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

An algae preventative is the only additive that Cummins states that should be considered.
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Old 12-10-2007, 07:47 AM   #18
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An interesting comment by a Truck operator below seems to confirm a vote for not adding things to the fuel. However, since he is a truck driver his fuel probably never gets a chance to "grow" algea (which I consider a different topic and should have its own thread, since algea additives are not for lubricity in the ULSD fuels). Comment was from the Fortravel group.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">My semi has an M-11 with 783,xxx miles. I have never added any
additives in it, nor do I feel the need in my FT....just my 2.

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