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Farm diesel fuel

I am sure this has been covered somewhere, but is there anything wrong with using it in the 7.3? I hear that the only difference is the dye in it. Does it have any more or less lubricity properties?

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I am sure this has been covered somewhere, but is there anything wrong with using it in the 7.3? I hear that the only difference is the dye in it. Does it have any more or less lubricity properties?
There is nothing wrong, at this point most off road fuel is ULSD, so no difference. Places like rural Alaska are still rocking LSD, better lubricating fuel. The only word of caution is cops can dip your tank and fines usually are pretty hefty.

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My truck is Farm Tagged, and I have a Ag card from the state of Oklahoma, so, there should be no worries about getting checked....It is about 40 cents cheaper here at $3.29 a gallon, so if there's nothing wrong with using it, that's where Im going to start filling up.

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Might want to check how old it is... I know around here a lot of the farmers get home heating oil (which comes dyed red) in their tanks because they don't trust the ULSD.

My friend had his 275 gal heating oil tank topped off when his oilburner furnace **** the bed (similar situation happened to my parents) and he installed a natural gas one and hooked up to the municipal line. In both situations, my '97 ran juuuuuuust fine on it... when I pumped out the tanks I made sure as to run it through a filter to keep out any sludge nasties which tend to accumulate inside 275 tanks.

I'm sure some here on the forum will gripe and complain that you're burning non-taxed fuel, but when you donate as many free 40's and packs of smokes to the welfare recipients as I do every Apr15, you might not feel so bad about getting a few hundred tax-free miles every now and again.
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Uhh.. yeah. I pay my fair share of taxes! About 20,000 a year. So, Im good with it.

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Might want to check how old it is... I know around here a lot of the farmers get home heating oil (which comes dyed red) in their tanks because they don't trust the ULSD.
Many states require home heating oil to ULSD compliant too nowadays and typically heating oil doesn't have any anti-gel in it so a good cold snap will cause issues.

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yup just red dye.. and since you have the ag stuff go for it.. its ulsd like everything else.
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yup just red dye.. and since you have the ag stuff go for it.. its ulsd like everything else.
I didn't realize this; been trying to find some info about what states have ULSD home heating oil requirements. I was still under the impression that HHO (no, not the gas) blends weren't subject to the ulsd requirements.
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My truck is Farm Tagged, and I have a Ag card from the state of Oklahoma, so, there should be no worries about getting checked....It is about 40 cents cheaper here at $3.29 a gallon, so if there's nothing wrong with using it, that's where Im going to start filling up.
Ag Card and Ag tags dont matter. You can still get nailed from running untaxed fuel on the roads in anything other than farm equipment.

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Wouldn't ag tags make his truck street legal farm equipment? I could be wrong but that's the impression I got when he said that? I don't know anything about it so im just an inquiring mind wanting to know... its hard to find red fuel close to home here so we run regular diesel in our tractor because of the cost to go get the red fuel is more than just hitting the local shell station and getting fuel that way...

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