Consult your local fuel distributor for properties of the
diesel fuel available in your area.
In general, diesel fuels are blended to satisfy the low
temperature requirements of the geographical area in
which they are marketed.
Diesel fuels specified to A-A-52557, EN 590 or ASTM
D975 are recommended.
In all cases, the fuel shall meet the following properties:
Cetane Number of 40 minimum. Cetane number greater
than 50 is preferred, especially for temperatures below
-20C (-4F) or elevations above 1500 m (5000 ft).
Cold Filter Plugging Point (CFPP) below the expected
low temperature OR Cloud Point at least 5C (9F) below
the expected low temperature.
Fuel Lubricity should pass a minimum of 3100 gram load
level as measured by the SL BOCLE scuffing test.
Sulfur content should not exceed 0.5%. Sulfur content
less than 0.05% is preferred.
If diesel fuel with sulfur content greater than 0.5% sulfur
content is used, reduce the service interval for engine
oil and filter by 50%.
DO NOT use diesel fuel with sulfur content greater than
Bio-diesel fuels with properties meeting DIN 51606 or
equivalent specification may be used.
DO NOT mix used engine oil or any other type of lubricant
with diesel fuel.