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#2 diesel please help

i was at the pump yesterday and i seen #2 diesel fuel what is the difference in #2 and regular diesel i would get some where else is it better or worse should i buy it would it help me
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#2 diesel is your regular diesel. Usually this is marked as premium diesel. But pretty soon it won't matter becuase you will only be able to get ulsd (ultra low sulfur diesel). I am surprised that you actually can still find #2 diesel.

You can run pretty much any diesel in your truck. Except off road diesel. Off road diesel which is meant for machinery is dyed pink. The reason for that is to prevent people from running off road diesel. Also off-road diesel is pretty nasty as far as the quality goes.


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off-road diesel is pretty nasty as far as the quality goes.

the two are supposed to be the same. only difference is the dye.
we were running off road here a few years back (legally) because of the fuel shortage from a huricane. the stations who sold it were required to pay the tax on it, thus making it on road off road diesel.
i ran a few tanks of it and had no problems.

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I've been running off road diesel for about 6 months now and I've had no problems other that great fuel mileage and black smoke!!!!!!! I'll stick it to the man as long as they keep it at the pump. They get enough of my tax $$$$$ as is.
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LOL yeah ive though about getting a farm tank at my house and just havng a truck come fill it up every now and then... you get a discount for bulk quanities too LOL!



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I've been running off road diesel for about 6 months now and I've had no problems other that great fuel mileage and black smoke!!!!!!! I'll stick it to the man as long as they keep it at the pump. They get enough of my tax $$$$$ as is.
man don't get caught runnin that stuff or they'll get alot more of your $$$$$$$

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ive though about it... dont mean ima do it LOL... Ill probly just keep bending over at the pump like every one else



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Yea getting cought would suck a fatty. I just can't resist. Better diesel at a better price. I think I'll have a 500 gal take put at my house. Its a little less nerve racking filling up at the house vs. the station. I have lots of friends doing the same thing no one has been cough yet, I've never seen the EPA or State Police pull any diesel truck over an pipe test them down here. I've seen one person in the last 8 yrs get checked and that was at a rodeo in texas.
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i had one buddy get pulled over a couple of years ago by state police to dip his tank, but he also had a aux tank in the bed so that may have been what got their attention

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#2 diesel is just the same as diesel. #1 diesel is different though.
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