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Who's liable - the legal question.

Forgive me if this question has already been asked but...

While browsing my manual I saw the notation that Ford states in our Owners Manual that this engine is designed to run on Low Sulfer Diesel Fuel.

Hypethetically speaking - if something goes wrong with our engines because they have been operating on ULSD as mandated by the governing authority - like injector failure, pump failure - etc - all the things that go wrong with the ULSD - cant we collectively sue the mandating authority for screwing our trucks up?

Not that we would even be able to pull something like this off - but if I run kerosene in my car and its supposed to be gas and my engine dies because of it - I'm liable for the damage. So if ULSD is run in our trucks that have engines that are designed to run on LSD - then the authority that made that decision for us should be liable for damages.
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From our 6.0 '07 manual:
'The engine is designed to use either low sulfur (less than 500 parts per million) number 1-D or 2-D Diesel fuel or ultra low sulfur diesel (less than 15 parts per million) fuel only.
Apparently 2-D is winter blend and 1-D is unblended as I read this anyway:
'Number 1-D or winter blend number 2-D si recommended at temperatures below 20* F.

What I am certain of is that there is nothing to be concerned about; ulsd has all the additives already in it for reliable operation in 'older' engines-the oil companies do not want to pay claims and would not be marketing a fuel which would cause problems.
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lawsuits were tried when they came out with LSD and they failed....im sure it would be no different this time
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Apparently 2-D is winter blend and 1-D is unblended as I read this anyway:
'Number 1-D or winter blend number 2-D si recommended at temperatures below 20* F.
Number 2 is unblended and number 1 is pretty much like kerosene or fuel oil.

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Number 2 is unblended and number 1 is pretty much like kerosene or fuel oil.
correct...and blended fuel is a mix of #1 and #2 with additives......the colder the area the more #1 in the mix...
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Thanks for the correction.
Marc, keep in mind that while there were some issues with LSD-leaks mostly as I understand it- that was a few years back. ULSD has been on the market for a while now with no problems. Certainly if the additive base were not correct issues would have surfaced.
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