The fuel will be better because it will be cleaner. It should cause less issues with injections systems and what not. No more of that nasty black build up in the EGR and intake system. Actually, no more need for the EGR, so the engine can be more simple which is good. But I think I heard the newer diesels are still including it in their design.TommyK8 said:What will happen when the new cleaner fuel standards go into effect? Will this fuel be better for our TDI engines, less soot in the intake and less carbon in the engine parts? Will it increase the longevity of the engine or have any other benefits for the TDI owners? Thanks for your thoughts.
Sounds like you know your fuel. I had a '82 Jetta diesel and I often ran it on kerosene, expecially in the winter. The Mercedes dealer tipped me off to this. Will kerosene harm the new 2006 VW TDI engine?hannaco said:CARBonated fuel is the best, but not found outside of the New England states, and California. It is best to ask for a spec sheet on the fuel. One of the items you are looking for is the cetane rating. The higher the better. Most of what is out there is around 42. Another item is the amount of sulfur. The lower the better to keep the soot level down. Some Amaco stations have the "Gold" with a cetane of close to 50. Regardless, find a station with a lot of traffic. The fuel will be fresher.