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Old 11-21-2007, 10:44 AM
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Ran out of Diesel, Question

I was on a hunting trip deep back in the woods, 30 miles or so from the nearest truck stop/diesel fuel, and run my 06 F350, 6.0 out of fuel. A farmer stopped by to help, and we added 5-8 gallons of farm diesel fuel to the truck to get me down the road to a fill up. I know this is non taxed dyed fuel. However it ran fine on it. Will this hurt my truck in anyway? Will I have issues with Ford the next time I take it in for service? Will they be able to see I used farm fuel on this occasion? Will there be evidence on the fuel filters?

Just wondering, before I take it in for the next service.
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:09 AM
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It wont hurt a thing the only difference is the dye
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Old 11-21-2007, 11:48 AM
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Run a few tanks of fuel thru it and then change the filters. The filters will be the telltale sign. They will turn pink/red. After several tanks of fuel you should have the dye flushed out enough to change the filters and be in the clear.
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I ran the farm fuel for a couple fill ups. then a few tanks for regular later I got dipped, and no 4,000 fine.
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you've been given good advice!
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I ran the farm fuel for a couple fill ups. then a few tanks for regular later I got dipped, and no 4,000 fine.
you didnt get a fine because you didnt have any in the tank. When they dip they dip for whats in the tank, not whats left over. Where you would get screwed is when you run farm diesel it dies the tank. so if the dealer lookinto the tank or the filters and had a warrienty. you can kiss it good by. I asked my dealer how long it took for the "stain" to clean out. I was told that if its ran through the tank that its in there for good.
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Old 11-22-2007, 01:39 PM
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here's a tip that most people can't quite comprehend. instead of running your vehicle out of fuel then adding fuel, keep it full and top it off when you get somewhere close to a half tank. you still have to buy the same amount of fuel no matter what. I know i might sound like a smart a$$, but this way you ALWAYS have enough fuel to get whereever you are going. doing this allows you to get fuel when you want to not when you need to.
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