better diesel fuel consumption??

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 16:31
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Since the introduction of the new low sulfur diesel fuel I have noticed a change for the better in my fuel consumption. It seems I am using about 1 to 1.5 litres less per 100 kilometres. Nothing else has changed. No change to driving style or mechanics of vehicle or anything else. The only thing that has changed is the fuel.
Have others noticed any change in their fuel consumption or is it just me?
Oh yeah I drive a 1984 diesel Troopy.
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Reply By: Roachie - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 16:54

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 16:54
Peter,
I reckon you might be right. I've noticed a slight improvement in my 2000 GU 4.2T/D, but I haven't quantified it as yet.....not sure when the low sulphor diesel took over from "ordinary" diesel.
Cheers,
Roachie
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Follow Up By: Wayne (NSW) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 19:41

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 19:41
Roachie

What brand of fuel? BP, Shell. I thought there was a problem in Brisbane some time back when they tried a low sulphur. The seals in the pump were leaking as a result of the new mix. From memory it was BP.

WayneAlways Out'N About
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Follow Up By: Martyn (WA) - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 23:10

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 23:10
Wayne,
You are correct in what you say, sorry to admit it, the brand is also correct. This problem was sorted out more or less straight after it was to do with the way the the fuel was "made", hydrotreated rather than hydrofined I believe. Everything is fine now I assure you. WA has been turned over for about six months now I think. Keep the shiny side up
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Follow Up By: Roachie - Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 23:51

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2004 at 23:51
Wayne,
Not sure whether I should admit it, but I get my fuel at the local Woolies servo all the time. With a capacity of 175 litres, I always fill up both tanks when I get low, so the saving is around $5- each fill up. I was worried about crappy fuel at one time, but have fitted a Morrison's De-Bug unit and a CAV filter, so am confident any unwanted stuff will not make it to the pump.
Glass bowl is always clear and when I recently cut open the cheap CAV filter which had been on for about 20,000 klm, it was VERY clean.
I'm happy......
Cheers,
Roachie
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Reply By: Dunedigger - Thursday, Feb 19, 2004 at 07:41

Thursday, Feb 19, 2004 at 07:41
Wayne,

Have you tried a comparison between power / economy using Woolworths fuel against name brand fuel ?

Sometimes the black smoke that we saw using cheap fuel told us that power and economy was down using cheap fuel and actually cost more than the 4 cents saved. Perhaps the new low sulphur fuel is better

Dunedigger
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Follow Up By: colin - Thursday, Feb 19, 2004 at 11:32

Thursday, Feb 19, 2004 at 11:32
woolworths get their fuel from BP. Col
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Follow Up By: Dunedigger - Thursday, Feb 19, 2004 at 13:21

Thursday, Feb 19, 2004 at 13:21
Hi Col,

In the past MUCH of the cheap fuel that was being sold by no-namers and woolworth was coming from Asia and caused a loss of power and reduction of Econnomy. Perhaps Woolworths have become wiser, I might try some.

Dunedigger
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Follow Up By: colin - Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 09:49

Saturday, Feb 21, 2004 at 09:49
Hi Dunedigger, when the lower sulpher diesal was introduced in QLD we had the problems on seals on older cars leaking , BP said they would come to the party and fix the leaking seals at their expense, all we had to do was prove we bought fuel from them or their outlets they put out a list of outlets and the supermarket outlets where on that list, i have always bought fuel this way and never had any problems what so ever. Col.
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