Diesel motor oil shortage coming.

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Diesel motor oil shortage coming.

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diesel motor oil shortage coming to a neighborhood near you.

Looks like there is a huge shortage of additives that are used to make diesel motor oil.
By September you might not be able to get any.

This might also lead to a new/virgin plastic shortage.
https://naturalnews.com/2022-06-22-red- ... d-out.html

A plastic container shortage.
'91 Golf gasser converted to a 12mm pump, M-TDI.
'84 1.6TD Rabbit with a VNT-15 turbo, still setup to run on vegetable oil.
'84 GTI with 1.7TD pistons and intercooled.
2003 TDI wagon
2000 TDI Jetta.
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Re: Diesel motor oil shortage coming.

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Bastards
A "shortage" in the US is clearly BS. The petro industry is MASSIVE compared to other countries. They're selling it out from under us.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Castrol-GTX ... /312677665
I was buying these up for a while, they were $12 until just recently.
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Re: Diesel motor oil shortage coming.

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I lucked out and found one 5 gallon pail of rotella T6 for the TDI at fleet farm, with a rebate.

They are opening up the strategic reserve and sending it to other countries.
'91 Golf gasser converted to a 12mm pump, M-TDI.
'84 1.6TD Rabbit with a VNT-15 turbo, still setup to run on vegetable oil.
'84 GTI with 1.7TD pistons and intercooled.
2003 TDI wagon
2000 TDI Jetta.
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