Thread: no low sulfur??
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:29 PM
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The waiver appears to only apply to non-road applications in NJ and clearly states to not use it in DPF equipped vehicles.

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Originally Posted by watrob View Post
I believe your low sulfer diesel in the US is 10ppm, ours here is 5ppm. Heating oil is like 500ppm, and standard diesel (also called winter diesel) is 50ppm.

You could get away with a tank of 50ppm but as BMW has up'ed the power of there diesel engines the better the diesel fuel is required.

I believe Europe in now down to 1 or 2ppm, this is also partly why the US only gets the 35d and not the 40d, as the power is ramped up it requires a cleaner fuel. Its also makes it harder to meet the emission limits with 10ppm.
Here in the states all diesel sold for highway use is <15ppm sulfur (winterized diesel included).

The reason the US doesn't have a wider selection of diesels is because the demand doesn't justify the expense of certifying the power train with the EPA.
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