Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, September 2010
About this position paper
The use of oil burn systems in diesel vehicles can potentially breach section 20 of the Fuel Quality Standards Act 2000 (the Act) if the addition of oil to the diesel within the engine results in the diesel not complying with the Fuel Standard (Automotive Diesel) Determination 2001.
As the Australian Government is committed to international best practice regulation of fuel quality, it has been decided not to amend the determination to allow the use of oil burn systems in any diesel vehicles operating in Australia.
It is considered that there is enough concern about the potential impacts on sulfur levels in diesel from the addition of used motor oil to warrant this decision.