General World Wide Fuel Charter 2012

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  1. ACC-CDI-2T Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    .. Modern engines need modern fuels ..

    The World Wide Fuel Charter (.. attached poposed 5th edition 2012 ..) provides fuel quality recommendations puplished by the members of the WWFC-committee (which are nearly all automobile and engine manufactures worldwide incl. HONDA).

    The aim is to get a world wide fuel harmonisation and to increase understanding of the fuel quality needs of modern gasoline and diesel engines. Modern engines only can do their job reliable, powerfull, with low consumption and emissions if all legislators and fuel producers take those needs into consideration.

    Unfortunately current fuels you get at the filling station not always keep all those modern needs . I think, especially Standard Diesel fuel would make a big jump forward, if e.g. the cetane number would be fixed to a min of 58 (--> see "technical background diesel fuel" starting page 40/68 ...) it would be desirable, future Standard Diesel fuel would get a additive package which optimizes cleanliness of injectors, better lubricity and ignitability … :Smile:
     

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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    This is all good said and done on a high level and but the reality on the ground still is cross fuel contamination is still taking place at the point of fuel delivery.

    Like any diesel owners are still accidentally misfuelling their diesel cars with petrol the same is still happening when the fuel tanker is hooking up to the wrong underground tank and filling the wrong tank with the wrong fuel.

    How are they going to address this ? car manufacturers are addressing by the fuelling collar so only a diesel filler will be accepted , but are the fuelling rigs being changed NO.
     
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  3. ACC-CDI-2T Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    I think, only wise and binding standards will make those things better, otherwise the big oil lobby is unwilling to budge a single millimetre and to change anything .. So it seems to me, that the WWFC recommendations are a manufacturers cry for help - oh big oil boss, we wonna build perfect engines, but please, please give us proper fuel now - we need it !!!
     
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  4. Robbie Valued Contributor ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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    There should be more stringent standards for fuels. Ford refused to honour claims for faulty diesel engines on their Mondeo blaming it on owners using poor fuel.