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Old 12-16-2008, 04:43 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Harder cold starting in VERY cold winter temperatures.
This was true with the older generation of diesel engines and less quality diesel fuel.
I own myself a diesel and had never such problems and never heard anyone complain about this the few last years. The Scandinavians have too – 25 C temperatures but thanks additives, which the fuel companies add in the winter to diesel, the problem has disappeared.

Your economic analysis is absolutely correct. The fuel swap between the US and the EU sadly doesn’t meet the demand of diesel in Europe. And this will continue for a while because of the overproduction of normal fuel.

I've been in cities full of 10+ years old diesel cars and it's not pretty.
Fortunately the US and Canada wont have this problem thanks to the latest diesel technologies. :-)

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