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post #1 of 11 Old 03-01-2012, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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I have always wondered this, but I think I know that answer. Do Semi's run the same diesel fuel as our trucks do? I know that off road diesel is a little different than ours, but is Semi diesel fuel different too? Always wondered, but never had the chance to ask. Thanks!

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It's all the same fuel. Off road disel is the same too. It's just dyed red for tax reasons. It's all the same.

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Same thing for off road gasoline (we call it farm fuel here), all the same. Get caught using it "on road" and you'll be paying a heavy duty fine. In our area I believe it's around 2g.

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So semi fuel isn't "off road" fuel right? Still green in color or is it red?

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Do Semi's run the same diesel fuel as our trucks do?
Same, yes and no, in Arizona has 8 cents more fuel tax.
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Same fuel the semi's fuel with. That's why I try to always fuel at truck stops. Higher volume means fresher fuel. If I can't fuel at a truck stop, I try to find the highest volume dealer in my area.
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Same fuel the semi's fuel with. That's why I try to always fuel at truck stops. Higher volume means fresher fuel. If I can't fuel at a truck stop, I try to find the highest volume dealer in my area.
Also the pumps at truck stops put out a lot higher flow, so keep in mind it will foam more and may unexpectedly make a mess down the side of your truck because your filling your tank thru an inch and half pipe not a three to four inch opening like the semi tanks have.

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I have been told to watch where i get my fuel. so i have been paying 0.20 cents high per gallon i try to stay at trucks stops. do you guys stay away from the little fuel stations or does it really matter?

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I fill up where it is most convinient.

Not the deadbeat place but not a "high volume" truck stop.

But i Know that semis dont fuel there cuz its a small station...

Never had a problem with fuel

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What about Diesel at walmart? I believe it is biodiesel or has a higher percentage of biodiesel but am not sure. It is about 25 cent cheaper, about 3.73 a gal.,around my area but a fella told me because of the biodiesel you get worse fuel mileage. I don't know but would like to see what is best myself?

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