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Dyed diesel?

I have heard of dyed diesel before but not sure what is different about it and why it cant be ran on the road
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its un taxed fuel. its red. taxed fuel which is legal is green

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strictly for tax purposes only is will not run any different in your truck it is the exact same as regular diesel just with die so if the dot decides to dip your tank and you are not supose to have it in there they will fine you.....some people will try to tell you its different diesel and the quality isnt as good but thats not the case

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What's different is that it's dyed and "road taxes" haven't been paid on it. The government wants their money from the taxes, so if you get checked and are running it, the fines can be very hefty depending on the situation. It's also referred to as "Off-road Diesel". Other than that, no reason you couldn't run it.
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I believe later 6.4's have a optical sensor that won't run if it sees red fuel. Or, at least thats what I've heard......

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Ive heard that the dye is so if boats spill fuel you can see it in the water and tell that there is a leak. Anybody else heard that?
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I believe later 6.4's have a optical sensor that won't run if it sees red fuel. Or, at least thats what I've heard......
That's interesting and B.S. if it's true. I know a few people that don't drive their truck on the road and use dyed diesel. Nothing illegal about it in their case (At least I don't think...I'm not a lawyer or anything). I doubt it is true though, but I've been wrong before.
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Ive heard that the dye is so if boats spill fuel you can see it in the water and tell that there is a leak. Anybody else heard that?
I doubt that you'll see it in the water. Maybe if you were in the caribbean and the water was super clear. Otherwise I would think its too diluted

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Up here if you get caught using dyed fuel, which is fuel that has no road tax, it'll cost you a couple thousand in fines. Only way you can use it in a vehicle driven on the highway is if it has a "Farm" sticker on the licence plate.

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Dyed fuel is for off road only. Even if you have a 'farm' tag, it can not be used in a vehicle that will be driven on the road. The taxes if fuel pays for road repairs, signs, etc. You don't pay tax, you don't pay for those repairs, you don't drive on the road.



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