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Fuels & Lubricants Discussion all about Fuels & Lubricants. synthetic oil, conventional oil, brands, change intervals, diesel grades, gelling and such debated items like that. Non TDI related postings will be moved or removed. This forum is NOT for the discussion of biodiesel and other alternative fuels.

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Old September 21st, 2004, 07:51   #1
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Default BP has a link to this site on their website.

I don't know if this was posted before, but I found this when I was looking at BP's low sulfer diesel website. BP lists this site on thier website. They call the product ECD and the link is below.

http://ecdiesel.com/about/contacts.asp

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Old September 21st, 2004, 12:24   #2
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I likey the last web link on that site alot
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Old September 21st, 2004, 12:36   #3
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Old September 21st, 2004, 13:08   #4
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That's awesome!!!

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Old September 21st, 2004, 13:31   #5
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WOW!!!...there IS hope in this world for huge international companies....well maybe there is. Thats pretty darn cool.
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Old September 21st, 2004, 13:59   #6
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Anyone care to join me in asking them what their plans are regarding the biodiesel market? Of all the oil companies, I think it's safe to say the BP has made a commitment to begin marketing themselves as a greener oil company than most. We might surprise ourselves.

Here's da link: http://ecdiesel.com/contact.asp

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Old September 21st, 2004, 14:26   #7
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Nice to see a company recognizing us as a consumer group. Also says a lot about this forum!
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Old September 21st, 2004, 17:56   #8
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Now I am confused...

From the BP website:
Controlled Lubricity ensuring it does not drop lower than 3100 grams, on the SLBOCLE (Scuffing Load Ball on Cylinder Lubricity Evaluator) test, which is the level required by engine manufacturers in their engine warranties. As sulfur is a natural lubricant its removal can have adverse effects on engine performance. BP uses a specially formulated lubricity additive to ensure the lubricity level remains higher than 3100 grams.


From Chevron's website:

Lubricity enhancing compounds are naturally present in diesel fuel derived from petroleum crude by distillation. They can be altered or changed by hydrotreating, the process used to reduce sulfur and aromatic contents. However, lowering sulfur or aromatics, per se, does not necessarily lower fuel lubricity.

The use of fuels with poor lubricity can increase fuel pump and injector wear and, at the extreme, cause catastrophic failure. Such failures occurred in Sweden in 1991, when two classes of "city" diesel with very low sulfur and aromatics contents were mandated. Heavy hydrotreating was necessary to make these fuels. The problem was solved by treating the fuel with a lubricity additive.

Many users were concerned when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mandated on-road low sulfur (0.05% mass, maximum) diesel fuel and when California Air Resources Board (CARB) mandated low aromatics (10% volume, maximum) diesel. But there is no documented evidence that the use of these fuels, as a class, has led to increased wear, much less catastrophic failures.


They can't both be right.
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Old September 22nd, 2004, 05:28   #9
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BeetleGo,

When I looked around the site I found this:

http://www.ecdiesel.com/environment/....asp#Biodiesel
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Old September 22nd, 2004, 13:30   #10
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Thanks Scott.

This shows that they understand what biodiesel *IS* but doesn't suggest what their plans might be to market the stuff (i.e. B20 or higher). That's where the question lies.

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Old September 22nd, 2004, 21:15   #11
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Now if only they could learn how to spell "Volkswagon"...
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Old September 23rd, 2004, 21:18   #12
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Right on peeps! That's great that we're on BP's site. Now which one of you works for BP?
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