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hokman
02-15-2005, 02:18 AM
Is it the same with Americans too? I see shell's diesel pump in canada is already marked low sulphur (.05 ppm) equivalent to europe's been using for 15 years. Shell's the only one currently.<p>My question is when are the engines coming?; common rail second generations that are supposed to be reason the low sulphur diesel is sold in canada now. The previous excuse for not bringing the engines here was the lack of decent fuel, now the fuel is here. I hope it's not only for use for one car, the benz e320 cdi, the only common rail diesel engine in canada (petrol have not much future in family car applications, the lack of modern diesel engines in north america is a problem that can't be unseen). <br>I hope ford is bringing tdCi here for its focus, the new mazda duratecs are pretty useless and noisy.

Verdegrrl
02-15-2005, 02:33 PM
Audi A4, A6 and possibly the Q7 (SUV) will all offer a 3.0 V6 diesel. Expect the first offerings in late '06 to early '07. I don't know about Canada, but in the US they are implementing new more stringent emissions laws for diesel passenger cars, so it has slowed the certification of the engines.

Ascariss
02-15-2005, 02:41 PM
Great news, hopefully the new A3 sportback will be offered with a diesel in canada. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Edit, just checked out shell's site:<p><A HREF="http://www.shell.ca/code/motoring/encyclopedia/diesel/diesel.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.shell.ca/code/motor....html</A><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">As of Oct. 1, 1994, Shell and other major Canadian refiners began selling only low-sulphur (0.05 per cent) diesel fuels, under an agreement with the federal government to reduce particulate emissions. <p>Shell Fuels advisor Colin Britton says some concerns have been raised in the United States about loss of fuel pump lubricity, due to sulphur-content reductions. But he says he sees no cause for concern in Canada, because Shell's Scotford Refinery near Edmonton has been manufacturing ultra-low sulphur diesel fuel (0.01 per cent) for more than a decade without experiencing any signs of lubricity problems. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>actual limit set by the government:<p><i>The Sulphur in Diesel Fuel Regulations set a maximum limit of 15 mg/kg for sulphur in on-road diesel fuel (starting June 1, 2006) that is produced or imported for use or sale in Canada and for on-road diesel fuel that is sold or offered for sale. (Until 2006, the limit is 500 mg/kg.) Discussion documents on the design of the Canadian regulation are available under Fuel Reports. More on the Sulphur in Diesel Fuel Regulations.</i><p>And from Petro Canada:<p>What is low sulphur diesel fuel? <p>Low sulphur diesel fuel (LSD) is fuel that contains less than 500 parts per million <br>(0.05 wt per cent) sulphur. It is usually used for on-road applications. Since Jan. 1, 1998, all on-road diesel fuel in Canada must be LSD. <p>What is regular sulphur diesel fuel?<p>Regular sulphur diesel fuel (RSD) is fuel that contains less than 5,000 parts per million (0.5 wt per cent) sulphur. It is usually used in off-road applications such as farming, forestry and marine.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Ascariss at 1:53 PM 2/15/2005</i>

Naga Royal Guard
02-15-2005, 05:03 PM
oh man i love how they refered to it as LSD

Ascariss
02-15-2005, 07:00 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga Royal Guard</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">oh man i love how they refered to it as LSD </TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/drink.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/1orglaugh.gif" BORDER="0">

Cozz
02-15-2005, 09:33 PM
Mercedes will offer a diesel option in any mass produced new model like the new ML, E, S, and C-class.<p>Dodge also will offer diesels along with Jeep. Jeep already has the Liberty diesel.