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Old 06-07-2008, 04:35 PM
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CLEAR DIESEL VS RED DYED DIESEL

friend has an 2008 f-550 power stroke with the new twin turbo motor, he is going to use the off road or home heating fuel in it, can you guys tell me or advise what will happen to the motor? ford says will ruin the emmissions on the truck is that true?
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friend has an 2008 f-550 power stroke with the new twin turbo motor, he is going to use the off road or home heating fuel in it, can you guys tell me or advise what will happen to the motor? ford says will ruin the emmissions on the truck is that true?
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I wouldn't do it if I was getting the fuel for free ... but that's just me !

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Old 06-07-2008, 05:07 PM
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are you saying the fuel will ruin the motor?
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Old 06-07-2008, 05:08 PM
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i dont think it does anything to the truck because we use it in all are unregistered farm trucks and they run like brand new however if he gets caught with that **** he is in huge trouble it is illegal to run off road diesel in a road going vehicle idk were you guys live but up here we actually have road blocks for that and they basically stick a swap down your gas cap put it in the chemical and they can tell but if he wants to take the risk go ahead i sure as hell would never do that i am almost positive it doesnt do anything to the truck its just really ilegal because your avoiding paying road taxes and thats tax evasion if i was i you i wouldnt do it and i would advise your friend to not do it either
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Old 06-07-2008, 05:12 PM
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yes, i've heard of it but dont know anybody on long island ny that has been "dipped" so to speak, it is a really nice truck and i think he is worried about the exhaust emissions stuff that ford has built into allthe 2008 trucks. but your right who needs the headaches anyway / ?
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Not to mention there's HUGGGEE fines for running it in your truck,

it also will void your warranty. And yes they can tell its been in there, takes quite along time to get the color out.


And on the 6.4's if i remember correctly, it will kill the motor. Or major parts on it rather. There was a thread a few months ago with pictures i believe.
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so it is true then it will kill the motor, is that a fact? well i will tell him to believe in the ford dealer he just payed about 50k for the truck why screw it up?
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I have heard of two replaced 6.4s because of red dye...one I can't remember who said it...but the other was Scuffy, one of our Ford techs on here. He had to replace a 6.4 because of major failure due to red dye off road fuel.

SO, that, and the HEAVY fines that come with it, I personnaly wouldn't risk it.
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Not positive on the killing of the motor part, you'll have to wait for a tech to come along to confirm that. But if i'm remembering correctly it will SERIOUSLY screw things up.



It will most definitely void the warranty tho.


And the fine's for running it in your truck, well here in NC its upwards of $15,000 or more.


Not worth it if you ask me. Considering there's no real benefit from it, and it definitely is not that much cheaper that it'd be worth the fine amount.
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Old 06-07-2008, 05:24 PM
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well your right about the fine i heard even if you have a locking fuel cap the d.o.t. can take it off without your permission

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