Enertech Labs Newsletter #5
Diesel Wins Le-Mans 24 Hour Endurance Race
An Audi R10 diesel (No. 8) won the Le Mans 24 Hours
race on June 18th, the first diesel-powered car ever
to do so, and with a four-lap lead over the second-
place car. A second Audi R10 (No. 7) took third after
having to replace a turbocharger earlier in the race,
a delay that cost it 10 laps.
The Le Mans 24 is an endurance race; the winner is
the car that covers the most distance in 24 hours.
Cars are driven by teams. The No. 8 covered 380
laps on a 13.65-km (8.48-mi) circuit in this years
The Audi R10 TDI is powered by a completely new all-
aluminum, 5.5-liter, twelve-cylinder twin-turbo TDI
engine that delivers more than 650 hp and more than
811 ft. lbs. of torque.
The V12 TDI used in the R10 is the first Audi diesel
engine with an aluminum crankcase. The cylinder-
bank angle is 90 degrees. The V12 TDI has, like Audi
production car engines, four valves per cylinder and
twin overhead camshafts. The common rail fuel
injection system pressure exceeds 23,000 psi.
Ultra-Low Sulfur (S-15) Diesel Fuel Facts
Within the industry there is a lot of speculation,
personal opinion, half-truths, guesses (nearly all of
which are wrong), and a lot of just plain bad
information regarding this new fuel, how it will
affect the new engines, the old engines, and how
this is all going to work in the field.
There are refiners, distributors, and fuel jobbers on
one side, engine and component manufacturers on
another side, truck and equipment makers on
another, regulators on another, politicians in the
middle, and you the lowly customer is at the bottom
of the pile where there is precious little useful
information or actual hard facts.
We would like to offer you some useful information
and hard facts.
Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel or S-15 is diesel fuel
containing less than .0015% or 15 parts per million
(ppm) of Sulfur. The EPA has required that all refiners
producing fuel and all importers of fuel for on-
highway use begin shipping this fuel no later than
June 1st, of 2006. Some refiners actually began
shipping this product or versions of a near-ULSD
product much earlier. Distributors and retailers have
until October of this year to purge their storage
systems of the Low Sulfur Diesel so that by October
only ULSD is used to fuel on-road vehicles.
It is illegal to put fuel containing more than 15 ppm
of sulfur into a 2007* or later on-highway diesel
Crude Oil and Total Petroleum Imports - Top 15 Countries
Preliminary monthly data on the origins of crude oil
imports in May 2006 has been released and it shows
that three countries have each exported more than
1.40 million barrels per day to the United States.
Including those countries, a total of five countries
exported over 1.00 million barrels per day of crude oil
to the United States (see table below). The top five
exporting countries accounted for 70 percent of
United States crude oil imports in May while the top
ten sources accounted for approximately 88 percent
of all U.S. crude oil imports. The top sources of US
crude oil imports for May were Canada (1.877 million
barrels per day), Mexico (1.576 million barrels per
day), Saudi Arabia (1.457 million barrels per day),
(1.169 million barrels per day), and Nigeria (1.075
million barrels per day). The rest of the top ten
sources, in order, were Iraq (0.666 million barrels per
day), Angola (0.356 million barrels per day), Algeria
(0.350 million barrels per day), Russia (0.255 million
barrels per day), and Ecuador (0.239 million barrels
per day). Total crude oil imports averaged 10.234
million barrels per day in May, which is an increase of
0.402 million barrels per day from April 2006.
Canada remained the largest exporter of total
petroleum products in May, exporting 2.319 million
barrels per day to the United States. The second
largest exporter of total petroleum products was...
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This product has been designed to work best with
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E-Flush is also highly effective when used by
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The oil should then be drained, the filter replaced,
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New York Head Mechanics Association Annual Meeting
We want to thank all of the members of the New
York Head Mechanics Association (NYHMA) for the
all the very positive comments and thank you's for
our Ultra-Low Sulfur Fuels Seminar that we presented
at the summer meeting in Liverpool, NY on July 20th.
Enertech Labs and our distributor, Leonard Bus Sales
appreciates this opportunity and we look forward to
working together to support NYHMA and its
If your group or company would like to have an
educational seminar on fuels, oils, coolants,
regulations, new engine technologies, please contact
Bill Richards at Enertech Labs.
Changes are happening every day.
regulations, new fuels, new oils, new coolants, new
engines, and even completely new vehicles.
Enertech Labs is your source for the information and
your partner in developing and implementing
Contact Enertech or one of our distributors today to
get the products you need to have your operation
run safely, successfully, and cost
Next month; New EPA labeling requirements for all
diesel fuel additives.
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