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Unleaded and Diesel Fuel Upgrade

In Curacao the oil company has upgraded the Unleaded Super from 92 to 97 Octane. Regular remains 90 Octane and includes a coloring substance. There will be two different type of Diesel Fuel one for older cars and trucks and one for the newer diesel and turbo diesel engines. So far the regular diesel fuel gives problems to Toyota's - HyundaĆ* and KIA. All European cars including MB does not have any problem. Mitsubishi TD's (L-200 4x4 Trucks) the diesel fuel will destroy the turbo gasket and rings inside.

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Here in the US there is a transition to diesel fuel with the sulfer removed. There have been numerous reports this diesel fuel causes leaks by shrinking rubber seals. Seems to me that adding biodiesel will solve this issue.

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In Curacao the oil company has upgraded the Unleaded Super from 92 to 97 Octane. Regular remains 90 Octane and includes a coloring substance. There will be two different type of Diesel Fuel one for older cars and trucks and one for the newer diesel and turbo diesel engines. So far the regular diesel fuel gives problems to Toyota's - HyundaĆ* and KIA. All European cars including MB does not have any problem. Mitsubishi TD's (L-200 4x4 Trucks) the diesel fuel will destroy the turbo gasket and rings inside.

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Your octane rating system is different than ours. Don't your's tend to run 5 or 6 higher than ours for the same grade of gas?

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Gas stations onwers made a public comments "If you have a car which runs on 95 octane you would not have a problem by filling up with 97 octane or higher. If you fill your tank with regular 90 octane it will damage your injectors."

The price per gallon is US$ 3,50 (Super Unleaded) Regular cost US$. 3,00 and Diesel Fuel cost US$. 2,50 a gallon. You can also find 100 octane racing fuel at some autoparts stores for US$. 10,00 a gallon

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Are we talking RON, MON, (RON+MON)/2, or something different? I'd guess either the first or the last.
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They have upgraded the Regular fuel from 90 to 92 Octane. The retail price remain the same.

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