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12-20-2000, 03:29 PM
2000 VW Passat Recall<br>Vehicle Description: Passenger vehicles. Sulfur in fuel interacts with certain additives found in widely available gasoline causing sulfur to become deposited on the contact points of three fuel sending units mounted inside the fuel tank. Low electrical resistance at contact points of any unit signals to the fuel gauge and computer that the fuel tank needs to be refilled. High resistance signals that the tank is full. Sulfur deposits could cause the fuel gauge to read full while the fuel tank may not in fact be full or could be empty. Running out of fuel without warning while the fuel gauge indicates that there is sufficient fuel in the tank could result in a crash. Dealers will replace all three fuel sending units. Owner notification is expected to begin during August 2000. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987. Also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236).

12-20-2000, 07:57 PM

12-21-2000, 11:32 AM
would it solubilize the deposits (and constantly need to be added)? i don't see it preventing the reaction between other gas additives and sulfur.<p>what you would need is some sort of reducing agent to counteract the oxidation of the sulfur and its interaction with the additives in our gas.<p>something like DTT or betamercaptoethanol?<p>

12-21-2000, 12:14 PM
</i><font face="comic sans ms"><p>Got this from an article:<p><b>Chevron's "Techron" additive and Texaco's "System 3" additive are basically the same thing: They're detergent packages that help to keep deposits from forming<br>on the backs of your intake valves and in your fuel-injectors, etc.</b><p>Click onto the link below for more information.<p><br></font><br>

12-21-2000, 01:54 PM

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