Where are fuel ratings at the pump? Cetane #'s, 1D, 2D etc... - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

Fuel Price Area Discussions A place to discuss the fuel prices in your areas.

 1Likes
  • 1 Post By onemeansaleen
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 Old 03-03-2014, 09:11 AM Thread Starter
Serving Our Country!
 
onemeansaleen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Olympia
Posts: 85
Thanks: 5
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Where are fuel ratings at the pump? Cetane #'s, 1D, 2D etc...

Where are you guys getting info on the diesel you're pumping? I'm talking about more than B5, B20 etc.
I recently called AAFES on post (JBLM) to ensure I could fill up there. Took the guy 10 mins on the phone to just figure out it was B5. I even tried asking for the MSDS and he had no info on the fuel they offer at the pump.
After filling up there I started blowing black smoke on acceleration which I never did before. My truck is in great shape mechanically so my thought is bad, lower rated fuel.
There are tons of posts on additives etc but without knowing the fuel numbers I can't be sure if I should add 3 points/7 points? Maybe the diesel was bad just from lack of use at the station?

Seems like we should be able to know exactly what we are paying for, and what is coming out of the nozzle.



Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App


2005 CCSB Lariat Fx4, 6" ProComp Lift, 35x12.5x18 Nitto Trail Grapplers on Dick Cepek DC1 Wheels, BPD oil cooler & EGR cooler, Sinister Diesel Coolant filter, 4" MBRP exhaust, Airaid CAI, Superchips tuner, plasti-dipped flares/rockers and grill, Hornblasters train horn w/ OB compressor, Harley lights with HIDs, Kenwood DNX5190 touch screen DVD/GPS AND GRENADE VALVE STEM CAPS
onemeansaleen is offline  
post #2 of 5 Old 03-05-2014, 05:42 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Bonaparte, Iowa
Posts: 233
Thanks: 24
Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yes, I agree. I have read unfortunately that there is no federal mandate requiring them to post the cetane rating or bio blend or anything even whether or not it is winter blend. This I believe is totally discrimination as the gas pumps are required to show their octane rating.

2014 Blue Jeans blue F250 CCSB 6.7 Lariat w/Lariat ultimate pkg, chrome pkg, 3.31 E-locker FX-4 pkg, rustproofed/undercoated, Access Limited tonneau, Weathertech wheel well liners, Weathertech mudflaps, Linex matching blue bed liner, Enduraplas transfer tank, Air Lift 5000 airbags.
schrod is offline  
post #3 of 5 Old 03-05-2014, 07:00 AM Thread Starter
Serving Our Country!
 
onemeansaleen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Olympia
Posts: 85
Thanks: 5
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
It seems like there should be some sort of "right to know" policy.

Update: New tank. Filled up at my usual Shell and no smoke or hesitation. Confident it was the gas. Lost almost 3 mpg on the tank as well. Feel like I got robbed at the pump.

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App


2005 CCSB Lariat Fx4, 6" ProComp Lift, 35x12.5x18 Nitto Trail Grapplers on Dick Cepek DC1 Wheels, BPD oil cooler & EGR cooler, Sinister Diesel Coolant filter, 4" MBRP exhaust, Airaid CAI, Superchips tuner, plasti-dipped flares/rockers and grill, Hornblasters train horn w/ OB compressor, Harley lights with HIDs, Kenwood DNX5190 touch screen DVD/GPS AND GRENADE VALVE STEM CAPS
onemeansaleen is offline  
post #4 of 5 Old 03-05-2014, 09:18 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Bonaparte, Iowa
Posts: 233
Thanks: 24
Thanked 13 Times in 11 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Don't you mean fuel rather than gas? These diesels don't like gas!
Yes, I feel the same way. I filled up at the BP station my brother uses and Holy sh*t! Bad fuel, getting less mpg's, the engine is louder and I can feel a small vibration. Tomorrow my Opti-lube XPD comes and I can't wait so as to fix this problem.

2014 Blue Jeans blue F250 CCSB 6.7 Lariat w/Lariat ultimate pkg, chrome pkg, 3.31 E-locker FX-4 pkg, rustproofed/undercoated, Access Limited tonneau, Weathertech wheel well liners, Weathertech mudflaps, Linex matching blue bed liner, Enduraplas transfer tank, Air Lift 5000 airbags.
schrod is offline  
post #5 of 5 Old 03-05-2014, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
Serving Our Country!
 
onemeansaleen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Olympia
Posts: 85
Thanks: 5
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by schrod View Post
Don't you mean fuel rather than gas? These diesels don't like gas!
Yes, I feel the same way. I filled up at the BP station my brother uses and Holy sh*t! Bad fuel, getting less mpg's, the engine is louder and I can feel a small vibration. Tomorrow my Opti-lube XPD comes and I can't wait so as to fix this problem.
Schrod, yes FUEL! Frustrating to drop over $100 on something that makes my truck run like garbage (even with fuel treatment) Good luck with the Opti-lube!

Perhaps I'll start telling all these guys who want to blow smoke to just get crappy fuel lol

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
schrod likes this.


2005 CCSB Lariat Fx4, 6" ProComp Lift, 35x12.5x18 Nitto Trail Grapplers on Dick Cepek DC1 Wheels, BPD oil cooler & EGR cooler, Sinister Diesel Coolant filter, 4" MBRP exhaust, Airaid CAI, Superchips tuner, plasti-dipped flares/rockers and grill, Hornblasters train horn w/ OB compressor, Harley lights with HIDs, Kenwood DNX5190 touch screen DVD/GPS AND GRENADE VALVE STEM CAPS
onemeansaleen is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome