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    Default Is 500ppm diesel available anywhere in Pretoria anymore?

    I know they are phasing out 500ppm diesel, and it is no longer available at the stations I used to get it from, but I would like to source about 300 litres for an experiment on an old diesel engine. Does anyone know if I can still get 500ppm anywhere, preferably in the Pretoria East/Centurion area, or perhaps further afield?
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    Default Re: Is 500ppm diesel available anywhere in Pretoria anymore?

    The Shell garage in Rossouw str, next to Skuilkrans School still had a 500 ppm pump not so long ago.

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    Default Re: Is 500ppm diesel available anywhere in Pretoria anymore?

    Some of these cheaper no brand name places may have. I am not sure if the one on Moloto Road has 500 ppm. Some plot owner sells diesel, eggs, bread.... He has pumps.

    If you do experiment you need to look into dirt in the diesel. Generally old engines were running on "anything" if relatively clean. Read attached. Sulfur content is one thing but dirt is totally different.
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    Default Re: Is 500ppm diesel available anywhere in Pretoria anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by CommanderKeen View Post
    I know they are phasing out 500ppm diesel, and it is no longer available at the stations I used to get it from, but I would like to source about 300 litres for an experiment on an old diesel engine. Does anyone know if I can still get 500ppm anywhere, preferably in the Pretoria East/Centurion area, or perhaps further afield?
    I buy 500ppm by me in eagle canyon at R15.14 now i only run my diesels on 500ppm my diesel cars seem happier on it and give me better consumption and im glad my engine is getting more than enough lubrication through the diesel just servicing every 10k and thats all probably going to open a can of worms now but any way i also agree 500ppm doesnt mean its dirty just more harmful for environment and the oil in the engine but if i can go further on 500ppm im still better off than using 50/10ppm and using more fuel
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    Default Re: Is 500ppm diesel available anywhere in Pretoria anymore?

    Go search for the nearest diesel depot or co-op.
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    Default Re: Is 500ppm diesel available anywhere in Pretoria anymore?

    Last time these guys had, phone first, but they are not the cheapest around.

    https://find.shell.com/za/fuel/10042...de-beer-motors

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    Default Re: Is 500ppm diesel available anywhere in Pretoria anymore?

    Shell ultra on the n1 after samrand. Unsure on the car side, but definately at the trýck side

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    Default Re: Is 500ppm diesel available anywhere in Pretoria anymore?

    I think all Shell's still have it. And you can use your Clicks card to score some points, and maybe get some free shaving cream/gel
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    Default Re: Is 500ppm diesel available anywhere in Pretoria anymore?

    Thank you for all the replies. I will have a look at some of those mentioned. I would prefer to go to one of the garages of a major supplier, such as the Shell garages mentioned. The two BP garages close to us (Irene and Elardus Park) used to have until a few months ago, which is why I am looking again.
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    Default Re: Is 500ppm diesel available anywhere in Pretoria anymore?

    Not sure how scientifically accurate your experiment needs to be, but keep in mind, even diesel sold as 500ppm now days is most likely no were near that, and is probably only slighter above 50ppm

    if itís sold as 500, it can be anywhere between 50 and 500ppm

    50ppm is anywhere between 10 and 50ppm and 10ppm is somewhere between 0 and 10ppm (and a serious waste of money)

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    Default Re: Is 500ppm diesel available anywhere in Pretoria anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by faniedup View Post
    The Shell garage in Rossouw str, next to Skuilkrans School still had a 500 ppm pump not so long ago.
    This is about the only place i fill up as it is the cheapest in that area for me

    And then there is a depot here, but not sure if they will be able to sell to you

    https://goo.gl/maps/xVEZyapPoYfSLoAk9

    And lastly - if you buy from uitkyk vleismark, the slip you receive tells you something about discount that you are eligble for at a depot, but I havent paid a lot of attention to it - maybe give them a call and ask them
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    Default Re: Is 500ppm diesel available anywhere in Pretoria anymore?

    I suppose I used the wrong word. I want to do a small test for myself only. As long as the sulphur content is significantly different between the 500ppm and the 50ppm used it should show what I want to see.

    I will have a look at the places mentioned and hopefully I will find what I need.
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    Default Re: Is 500ppm diesel available anywhere in Pretoria anymore?

    Quote Originally Posted by CommanderKeen View Post
    I suppose I used the wrong word. I want to do a small test for myself only. As long as the sulphur content is significantly different between the 500ppm and the 50ppm used it should show what I want to see.

    I will have a look at the places mentioned and hopefully I will find what I need.
    Then you have 10ppm at Sasol, if you need a wider variety of sulphur content.
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