Anyone wise on what CITY diesel is please?

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Went to fill up at Sainsbury's in Crawley today only to find that most pumps have yellow tube guns delivery nozzles, PLUS the price was £1.20.9 a litre and 2p a litre dearer than Asda in Brighton.

My 2002 E320 has a black sticker on fuel door that just plainly say's DIESEL with EN 590 underneath, so what grade of diesel would this be ?

Needless to say I won't be filling up at Sainsbury's anymore, and will wait till weekend when in Brighton again.
 

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City diesel is low sulphur fuel designed to give lower emissions, hence for city commuters.
 
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Thank AMGEED

So is there any advantage to my using it, or should i just stick with ordinary?
 

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Stick with the ordinary Pinball. Unless you want to save the planet and spend an extra 2p a litre.
 
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Stick with the ordinary Pinball. Unless you want to save the planet and spend an extra 2p a litre.

Many thanks for that helpful reply AMGeed - I really do appreciate it, being totally ignorant about the differences.
 

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When California brought in emissions control for ships we had to change over main engine, boiler and generators to ultra low sulphur gas oil 200 miles off shore. ( main engine used 90 tonnes a day).
Problem was the sulphur was a lubricant in fuel pumps and some ships had engine failures so ultra low sulphur can be a problem.
 

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When California brought in emissions control for ships we had to change over main engine, boiler and generators to ultra low sulphur gas oil 200 miles off shore. ( main engine used 90 tonnes a day).
Problem was the sulphur was a lubricant in fuel pumps and some ships had engine failures so ultra low sulphur can be a problem.
Sulphur content is one of the differences between 229.5 and 229.51 oils as well. Its why 229.51 uses a different additive package.
 

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I often use Sainsbury's City diesel as I pass one of their filling stations on the way to and from the motorway, and I seem to get the best MPG from it. I've tried all the fancy diesels, including Shell V-Power and Costco's super dupa diesel, and I can't tell any difference.
 

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I often use Sainsbury's City diesel as I pass one of their filling stations on the way to and from the motorway, and I seem to get the best MPG from it. I've tried all the fancy diesels, including Shell V-Power and Costco's super dupa diesel, and I can't tell any difference.
Nor will you, can you say “placebo effect”?
 


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