Riding solow on the Hog
Join Date: May 2007
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Strange Diesel fuel experience
Recently I ran my tank down to the last dregs of the reserve, and happened to be close to a SHELL station, where I filled up with 19.75 gallons of diesel. I keep my knob at the 100hp setting and USUALLY, when I romp on it to pass, or just aggressively accelerate, it produces quite a nice, moderate cloud. After filling with the Shellfuel, however, I noticed that there was....Nothing. Not a whisp, not a burp. NOTHING. The power was all there, it ran normally, gauges nominal, but NO SMOKE. This initially worried me. I ran the shellfuel out, and the next time I filled was at my regular in town stop. That time I filled with 17.25 gallons, and LO. Smoke as usual! This puzzled me, and I made it a point to fill at another Shell the next time the truck got low. 18.68 gallons of Shelldiesel this time. ( I didnt fill it on these three occasions so as to compress the experiment time) NO SMOKE. Not even a small plume! One could see there was exhaust gasses exiting, but no cloud of black sooty beauty. Gauges normal, power nominal, ect. Not one hiccup at all... No, I didnt calculate mileage this time, but Im considering filling a tank of Shellfuel to compare its mileage with my habitual stops fuel.
Does shell proccess a "Cleaner grade" Of Diesel?
"MOby" The big white bio-burning 03 7.3 4x4. 6637, straight piped stock exhaust, and a new "secret" blend of Haul asBLEEPsing mods and upgrades. Suffice to say, its still not the fastest, but its quick enough to worry lots!