AnswerID: 155286 Submitted: Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 08:01
I have a Maverick 1992 4.2 Diesel - It is in great shape (touch wood) it has done 175,000K's - I believe in the rule of servicing it regular.
I use the Woolies fuel and have been for around 5 years where available and find no problems with it. I have noticed that if I run Shell brand diesel it doesn't perform as good and the occassional puff of black smoke appears on standing start off.
I agree though that the diesel sold in Australia
is poor quality compared to European countries where diesel powered vehicles are becoming prominent on thier roads in comparison to petrol.
The reason for filtration is to restrict contaminants and therefore should be changed regularly.
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FollowupID: 409390 Submitted:
Thursday, Feb 16, 2006 at 19:03
I have noticed that with Shell as well in my 99 4.2d GU. I thought it was my imagination.
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