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#3074696 - 07/24/13 07:57 AM Recommended but Required
whizbyu Offline


Registered: 12/19/12
Posts: 134
Loc: Carolinas
If 15 PPM is required, what is the point of recommending it? The alternative for not taking the recommendation is.....

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#3074707 - 07/24/13 08:10 AM Re: Recommended but Required [Re: whizbyu]
JethroBodine Offline


Registered: 07/19/13
Posts: 449
Loc: Ohio
Originally Posted By: whizbyu
If 15 PPM is required, what is the point of recommending it? The alternative for not taking the recommendation is.....


They recommend you adhere to their required recommendation. LOL

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#3074717 - 07/24/13 08:21 AM Re: Recommended but Required [Re: whizbyu]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 26201
Loc: Michigan
Originally Posted By: whizbyu
If 15 PPM is required, what is the point of recommending it? The alternative for not taking the recommendation is.....

Whatever it was that was recommended, you apparently forgot to take it this morning as your post makes no sense. LOL What are you talking about?
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#3074723 - 07/24/13 08:26 AM Re: Recommended but Required [Re: Quattro Pete]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
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Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
I'd guess sulfur in diesel, but that's only a guess.
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#3074733 - 07/24/13 08:42 AM Re: Recommended but Required [Re: whizbyu]
Quattro Pete Offline


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Still not clear... who is recommending it? Who is requiring it? The OP needs to give more info.
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#3074787 - 07/24/13 09:58 AM Re: Recommended but Required [Re: whizbyu]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 34014
Loc: New Jersey
It is recommended for all diesels. It is only required for either MY2006/7 and newer vehicles, or for all on-road diesels.

The language is usually along those lines on the pumps around here - really most likely to try to entice folks buying dyed diesel that is possibly higher sulfur into paying roat tax and buying the lower sulfur fuel.

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#3074798 - 07/24/13 10:08 AM Re: Recommended but Required [Re: whizbyu]
surfstar Offline


Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 4409
Loc: Santa Barbara, CA
Kinda hard to not follow that recommendation in CA, so its a moot point.

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#3075192 - 07/24/13 05:08 PM Re: Recommended but Required [Re: whizbyu]
whizbyu Offline


Registered: 12/19/12
Posts: 134
Loc: Carolinas
Diesel pumps have this green sticker that states "Ultra-Low sulfur highway diesel fuel (15 PPM Sulfur Max). Required and recommended....."
If it required, what is the point of recommending it?

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#3075200 - 07/24/13 05:17 PM Re: Recommended but Required [Re: whizbyu]
bullwinkle Offline


Registered: 10/09/04
Posts: 4172
Loc: Cincinnati, OH, USA
It's recommended because you won't find anything else! Even dyed off-road is all ULSD around here now. Better for the environment, not so good for your mechanical injection pumps.
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#3075245 - 07/24/13 06:10 PM Re: Recommended but Required [Re: whizbyu]
surfstar Offline


Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 4409
Loc: Santa Barbara, CA
Originally Posted By: whizbyu
Diesel pumps have this green sticker that states "Ultra-Low sulfur highway diesel fuel (15 PPM Sulfur Max). Required and recommended....."
If it required, what is the point of recommending it?


Its just like paying your taxes. Required and recommended.

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#3075611 - 07/25/13 04:51 AM Re: Recommended but Required [Re: whizbyu]
fpracha Offline


Registered: 12/07/10
Posts: 480
Loc: MA
Originally Posted By: whizbyu
Diesel pumps have this green sticker that states "Ultra-Low sulfur highway diesel fuel (15 PPM Sulfur Max). Required and recommended....."
If it required, what is the point of recommending it?
So that users follow the recommendation, otherwise quite possibly they will not know it is required, whatever that is...!

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