Originally Posted by Pick
There should be no confusion after ULSD comes out, at all..
i'm all for ulsd, would have liked it 5 years ago...
the date may be set...but even that is a soft figure.
gradual phase in? what to do to the tanks and lines? sulfur may fluctuate during this time? so may the other lubricity additives, which refinery is gonna send fuel where? and so on...
pretending this is a simply a 'turn the switch' thing...is simplistic.
the confusions referred to in my post...apply to someone considering buying a diesel...were related to the HUMAN making buying decisions...
old or new?
old technology or new?
where can i go now with it?
can't go to mexico with ultra low new diesel yet...
will i need lubricaton additives...and is that for an old or new diesel?
warranty issues if i add a little biod..what percentage...
what if i get some 300ppm diesel by mistake?
how much before i'm screwed..
can i blend a little old fuel with new...till by home tank is empty?
i realize there are petrol websites with faqs but i've been reading them...and the answers sometimes change for a given question!!!
how will maintenance costs change? what about particulate filters...
does the change apply to all diesels? every single one?
that is just a short list of the confusing issues intelligent folks may ponder.
prices are likely to be wildly fluctuating on the diesel side as well and until this is all worked out....1-2 years.
so the confused includes "should i buy a diesel with these crazy prices?"
i would buy again now no question...
but my statement that 'a confusing time' is coming...stands.