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Here's the question. Is offroad diesel better for your truck than regular diesel on the pre 2007 trucks? I've also heard off road diesel makes more power due to the high sulfur content. Also how does offroad diesel affect your programmers that we use in our trucks? I'm hoping you guys and answer my questions!
I'm quite sure by now, most fuel available both on road and off road is the ultra low sulfur kind.
Although diesel fuel can be stored indefinitely, there may be some of the older fuel available in certain areas, and marketed in the off road segment, as emission standards are currently affecting on-road vehicles.
Yes, the older stuff will provide a little more energy, as BTU content is robbed during refining of the ULSD. The new stuff is also drier, and may require a lubricity additive in older equipment.
The basic, only difference between the two is the red dye added to off-road indicating no road tax, and green dye to the on-road for tax paid. If operating your vehicle on public roads or highways with red dyed fuel, you may risk being fined for tax evasion.
'98.5 2500 Clubcab Short box 24v 4X4 5speed
a friend of mine was thinking about running off road diesel in his pulling truck for alittle extra power, and was curious if it would effect programmers. hes got a 2000 5 speed cb sb 4X4. 90 sticks,smarty,tst, fass 150, thats about as much and i can remember on his ride.
Hm, I haven't seen non-ULSD red for a very long time. Cool if it is true I suppose.
That is because I believe lubricity is a non-issue. With over 748k miles and never using any additives (other than anti-gel for fuel bought in the south when I was going north in the winter) my engine is just fine. My records show that I've pumped well over 20,000 gallons of ULSD into my tanks, more fuel than 99% of the membership will use in a lifetime. I've saved a lot of money by not buying into the snake oil/lubricity myth.
Only to the buyer. The seller can not be held liable to how the fuel is used, dying it red doesn't guarantee that it won't be used on road. I'm sure she doesn't own the only store that only has one diesel storage tank.
LSD is still being produced and sold legally, but that will come to an end this summer.
97 3500, 2 WD, G56, slightly bombed, A million+miles. Started the second million on 8/24/13
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