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Old February 4th, 2015, 23:01   #16
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Good to hear that Lightflyer1. I tend to use Kroger fuel. No signs of BD so I had a few ounces of diesel additive just in case.
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Old February 8th, 2015, 04:09   #17
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Looking at pour point and clouding ... Glad I skipped the "winter additive" and just said screw it fuel is already winterized, use a regular summer additive with max cetane and lubricity no need to pay for more anti gel.

Though I did add some white bottle when we had that November cold snap.
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Old February 1st, 2016, 18:02   #18
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Its funny. Some third world countries have higher fuel standards than the US. I guess those countries are more interested in whats best for the community and the US is more worried about diluting the fuel as much as possible to yeild the highest profit margin for the producers.
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Old February 2nd, 2016, 17:35   #19
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^you got it! plus we gotta have it cheaper than (edit: almost?) everyone else!
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Infineum 2018 Winter Diesel Fuel Survey

https://www.infineuminsight.com/medi...0-14112018.pdf

From the graphs for the US it seems Cetane levels are on the rise and lubricity levels (HFFR scores lower) seems to be on the rise. CFPP seems the same or somewhat improved.
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Infineum 2018 Winter Diesel Fuel Survey

https://www.infineuminsight.com/medi...0-14112018.pdf

From the graphs for the US it seems Cetane levels are on the rise and lubricity levels (HFFR scores lower) seems to be on the rise. CFPP seems the same or somewhat improved.

I really wish we could get a breakdown by state so I can see how bad the Cetane & Lubricity is in AZ diesel vs CARB Diesel. I need to know so I can adjust my additive usage.
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Even then you still wouldn't know which few stations they tested. It is just a very, very general survey. Probably less than a thousandth of one percent of available stations tested. But I do wish they would provide the names and locations of the stations they test, and if they test the same ones every year. It does seem to show at least some progress is being made over time.
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Even then you still wouldn't know which few stations they tested. It is just a very, very general survey. Probably less than a thousandth of one percent of available stations tested. But I do wish they would provide the names and locations of the stations they test, and if they test the same ones every year. It does seem to show at least some progress is being made over time.

Still, all California station have CARB Diesel so I could see the actual ratings for it.
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