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Old 03-04-2008, 10:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Off Road Diesel

I found a gas station down here in South Florida and they sell Off-Road Diesel at the pump for about .40 cents less a gallon than the Premium Diesel. Is it safe to use on our motors? What is the real difference?



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No difference till you get caught:

WikiAnswers - Can you use off road diesel in your 2001 Ford F-350

I've never had my tank sampled. Good luck.
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Its red and its has no road tax on it. They catch you running it on road they will fine you.
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damn!!!! a $10,000 fine. That's no good.

I think I'll just pay a little extra. But that is crap that they have it available like that. Why even sell it at a fuel pump?
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for the sake of your truck, please don't. unless you have a 90's model truck. those engines didn't have any issuses with emissions. but newer trucks are held to different standards with emissions than tractors are.. red fuel will usually cut milage and overall have a negative effect on your truck. loss of power, and alot of other fuels system problems. not as bad as in a 7.3, but effects can still be felt with continued use.. there is another thread with alot of comments about this topic. some good comments and others that have no clue on topic
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the only difference is on road the sulfer content, color, no tax on it and the 5,000 dollar fine when dot sticks ur tank/ or u get caught
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Thanks. I think I'm just not gonna chance it and run regular diesel
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most of time it is easily a 2000-8,000 dollar fine
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most of time it is easily a 2000-8,000 dollar fine


Yeah... Forget that. Regular diesel it is.
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If you had a farm or a ranch I would maybe do it but for a city truck, no way too risky.
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The citgo dealer that delivers to the job I work on said the off road fuel is ulsd, the only difference is road tax is not added and it has a red dye to tell.
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The citgo dealer that delivers to the job I work on said the off road fuel is ulsd, the only difference is road tax is not added and it has a red dye to tell.
It doesnt make a difference, its colored diesel. Its been ran in all our vehicles at some point, my buddy's 6.0l has logged thousands of miles on red, and no ill effects with any of them. If i still ran diesel most of the time I'd run red. Just try not to make your truck look like a "farm truck" DOT singles them out
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Who ever gets checked? The only chance I see if the local officer knows about red diesel and watches the pump from time to time to see who's using it.

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I have heard of guys using it, even in 100 gallon tanks in the bed and no problems. But it would have to be a risk you are willing to take. Its like cheating on a test you could have a chance to look and get the right answer but if you got cought you would be screwed but only with the diesel your screwed would be $10,000. The fuel itself is the same ULS as anywhere, is the same 100 gallons 50 may go red and 50 may go to a regular pump. Like I said if you are mainly on a farm or ranch or out of the city, go ahead, but if its your DD in the city its going to be a risk.
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