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post #1 of 27 Old 05-24-2013, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Dark fuel

Just filled up at a Chevron station yesterday and noticed the fuel seemed darker then I've ever seen it. Looks like dark beer.So far it's running fine but should I be concerned?

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Dark beer is good but dark diesel I've never seen. If the Chevron station is in the Bay Area, please call it out for me.

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Station was in SO.CA.

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Curious how you could tell the color at the pump?

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I forgot to mention, I had filled a 5 gallon clear fuel container when I filled the truck up. I still have it sitting in the garage. It also has a slight different smell. I don't normally get fuel at the location but needed some and it was a decent price.

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If you still have that container with some in it. Want to post a picture? Does it have a dark reddish color?

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^^^^ Thats what i was thinking too... Possibly off road fuel?


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off road maybe
but the smell ??


I would be concerned enough to call Chevron and report even though the stations are individually owned and operated
at least you will have some form of documentation I would also jar a little of the fuel and save it for a while

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^^^^ Thats what i was thinking too... Possibly off road fuel?


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Ya that's what I'm thinking. But I don't believe they have off road fuel in California. But if a tanker hauled red fuel then delivered clear fuel to that fuel station it would have a trace of red dye

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Ya that's what I'm thinking. But I don't believe they have off road fuel in California. But if a tanker hauled red fuel then delivered clear fuel to that fuel station it would have a trace of red dye

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that scenario wouldn't taint the new fuel dark
let alone light red

and when did Cali pull their agricultural non taxed red diesel fuel ??

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