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Ultra low sulphur diesel and the older marine diesel
The advent of ULSD fuel is upon us, it seems, and while I applaud it in principle, I have some questions regarding how these fuels will affect older diesels and specifically their injectors.
I have a Westerbeke W52 from the late '80s with fairly low hours on it and intend to circumnavigate in '09 for five years. I will likely have a top rebuild done before I leave "just because", (due more to lack of use/intermittant use rather than ever getting to 5,000 engine hours...) and will carry spares galore, but I am wondering if these new fuels will change my maintenance or engine performance in any meaningful way.