New VW's TDI requires UL Sulfur Diesel any readily available and where?

 

I recently purchased a VW with Turbo Diesel engine. Finding ultra low sulfur diesel is a challange. Any other road warriors out there that know what stations sell the ULSD?

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B. Austin Robinson

They all have ULSD

For the last few years the only diesel for sale in the US and Canada has been ULSD. Not all pumps are marked but it is the only road-taxed fuel you can buy at an auto diesel pump. You can pump without worries.

For more detail see:
http://www.clean-diesel.org/highway.html

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Brent - DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S

I agree

I agree, our VW TDI wagon has been driven from the Pacific Northwest to Ontario Canada and back and then spent the winter months in the Phoenix AZ area. No problem finding Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel at all.

Although it's not a 100% sure thing you can normally notice a Diesel pump as the fueling handle will be GREEN in the US and Yellow in Canada. Also in both countries you will also see a size on or near the pump handle. In the US this sign is usually green in color and will say, in part, "Required for use in all highway diesel vehicles and engines". In Canada, the sign will be yellow, circular, and read 15% Low Sulfur Diesel.

Finally, we have found in our travels that the easiest way to know if a station sells diesel is to look at the large signs which display the current pump prices. The major of places that sell diesel will list the price on the signs, often in a different color than the prices listed for gasoline.

Enjoy your TDI. With fuel prices where they are today 50MPG is pretty nice grin

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.

Sticker may be misleading.

Austin Robinson wrote:

Finding ultra low sulfur diesel is a challange.

I agree with others; don't fret over it.

Some places didn't put the new stickers on like they should have......and some who DID put the new ones on have stickers that are so poorly worded that it makes it sound like the pump has the OLD stuff.

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Magellan Maestro 4250// MIO C310X

No issues locating fuel

Austin Robinson wrote:

I recently purchased a VW with Turbo Diesel engine. Finding ultra low sulfur diesel is a challange. Any other road warriors out there that know what stations sell the ULSD?

So far I have had no trouble finding fuel anywhere I've been to. Travels have been from Saskatchewan - Nova Scotia, and all throughout the North-east Mid-Atlantic Regions of the US.

Every station that sells diesel should be ULSD by now (as previous posters have mentioned), so you only need to look for diesel now. I would recommend a quick search on the Internet to see what stations carry it in your area. All of the major brands carry diesel, although they do not have it at every location.

Enjoy your TDI! So far I have 81K on my 09 TDI, runs quite well. No fueling issues, I have heard horror stories about the fuel pump! sad

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Streetpilot C340 Nuvi 2595 LMT

Completely agree

t923347 wrote:

Although it's not a 100% sure thing you can normally notice a Diesel pump as the fueling handle will be GREEN in the US and Yellow in Canada.

Be sure to check that you are at a diesel pump. I saw a number of green ones out there as well for gas. I think they were mainly BP...

I don't have personal experience (happy to learn from others mistakes on this) but have heard that putting gas in can be a very bad thing!

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Streetpilot C340 Nuvi 2595 LMT

VERY

Very, very bad!

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.

Do not run TDI with gasoline

t923347 wrote:

Although it's not a 100% sure thing you can normally notice a Diesel pump as the fueling handle will be GREEN in the US and Yellow in Canada.

Color is definitely not a sure thing. In my area of Pennsylvania I use diesel pumps that are green, yellow, and black. Be absolutely sure you are using the diesel handle. Many pumps have gasoline and diesel handle on the same pump.

Gasoline in an diesel can destroy a $10K engine. If you find that you put gasoline in DO NOT START THE CAR. You will need to have it towed to a dealer or garage that knows how to drain the fuel tank. It will cost hundreds of dollars.

You can find a description of the procedure at:
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=238554

If the car is not run the procedure is easier and the damage can be avoided.

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Brent - DriveLuxe 51 LMT-S