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Old 03-11-2008, 05:48 AM
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Question "Other" Diesel Question -

I know there's "highway" diesel and "offroad" diesel. Most people around here say that they are both the same only the other diesel is dyed red to show there are no taxes on it. Here are my questions:

1) Does it hurt to run offroad in the truck?

2) Will it stain the tank?

3) Do I need to do anything "special" to run the fuel?

4) I'm sure there's a fine involved if they dip your tank, has anyone here been caught before?

5) If I can run it, would it be better to get half reg diesel and half other or would it be fine to run straight off-road?

sorry for the dumb questions, but if I don't ask, I don't know. Thanks everone for the help. Info about the truck is in my sig
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1) Does it hurt to run offroad in the truck?
No.

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2) Will it stain the tank?
Yes. The red dye will stay around for quite a while.

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3) Do I need to do anything "special" to run the fuel?
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4) I'm sure there's a fine involved if they dip your tank, has anyone here been caught before?
Personally no, but an excavating company I used to work for did. The fines vary by state and are usually pretty hefty. Once you get caught it negates any savings you might have incurred by using off road fuel.

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5) If I can run it, would it be better to get half reg diesel and half other or would it be fine to run straight off-road?
No. The off road fuel will still tint your tank red and show up on a dip test. You can bet that with fuel prices skyrocketing the way they are that checks for off road fuel will be up. Also, if you frequent farm/equipment/livestock auctions (basically anywhere lots of diesel trucks are congregated) you can bet that there will be random checks. That's how my boss got nabbed a few years ago.
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Fish, thanks for the info. If the dye will tint a tank, will it do anything negative to the injectors, fuel filters, etc?
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If I hose this up, I know the wife will break bad all over me, plus I have a 6 ft bed...not much room for a bed and dresser to fit on........
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Fish, thanks for the info. If the dye will tint a tank, will it do anything negative to the injectors, fuel filters, etc?
No. Think about it. Off-road fuel can legally be used in any equipment that does not see on-road use. This means anything from a 1940s era Caterpillar bulldozer to a 2009 John Deere tractor. Today's construction/farming equipment has injection systems that are just as sophisticated if not more sophisticated as what's in our trucks.
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thanks again for the help and info. Is the diesel rated the same? What I mean is, offroad compared to highway - will I get the same mpg?
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If you do this I hope you don't get your tanks stuck. That'll end up being the most expensive tank of diesel you'll ever buy.
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A FRIND OF MINE GOT DIPPED AND THE FINE CONSIST OF BOOM USING RED DIESEL AND THEN BOOM A HEFTY CHUNK PER GALLON
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I *cough* run red in my 06 F-250 95% of the time. No negative effects and we run it in:
99-7.3
00-5.9 ya i know...
03-6.0
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06-6.0

The only thing I can say is you will want to change your fuel filters more often because for the most part red dye is not filtered near as much as green dye from a pump!
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