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Old 03-08-2013, 07:16 AM
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Fuel color

This past weekend I changed my fuel filter and when I drained the fuel bowl my diesel was lime green. I thought it was supposed to be a light yellow color, not green.

Before anyone asks, my coolant levels are fine and it never changes. The truck runs like a champ, starts easy enough and does not smoke except on really cold, non-plugged in start-ups. The only additive I run is the Power Service white bottle stuff. The last time my fuel filter was changed was 8K miles ago, so I didn't go too long on this one, did I? I typically run diesel from Shell but occasionally get it from the truck-stop up the road from me. What are everyone's thoughts? I might drain it again tonight just to see what it looks like now.

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Old 03-08-2013, 07:47 AM
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ya, buddy just drained his bowl and it was a slight green color. b4 run'n wvo, i'd change my filter 15k-20k miles.
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Old 03-08-2013, 09:04 AM
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Diesel has a green tint to it unless its offload diesel in which case it's red.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:34 AM
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It is supposed to be green, with maybe a little yellow tint to it.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:00 AM
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The last time I changed the fuel filter, the diesel in the catch can looked like lemon - lime gatorade. The station was less than a year old so I know the fuel holding tank had to be clean. For $4 per gallon I guess it should be pretty.
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:38 AM
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Re: Fuel color

Thanks, darned good to know. When I first saw it my reaction was antifreeze in the fuel. Glad to hear out its supposed to be green. Thanks everyone!
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