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11-10-2019 05:07 PM
Gator1 I just use it to run my AC!
11-10-2019 05:05 PM
the man in black
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Originally Posted by Gator1 View Post
ya but refer fuel is not taxed.
Correct and not legal to be ran in the tank of a truck driving on public roads.
11-10-2019 05:04 PM
Gator1 My truck is a big refer.
11-10-2019 05:03 PM
Gator1 ya but refer fuel is not taxed.
11-10-2019 05:02 PM
the man in black
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Originally Posted by Gator1 View Post
it's just refer fuel...
Refer fuel is offroad fuel. Which is dyed #2. Which is ulsd. Which is the same as on road fuel. It's all the same fuel.
11-10-2019 05:00 PM
Gator1 it's just refer fuel...
11-10-2019 04:23 PM
GAmes I have a Gas Buddy app on my phone to pinpoint the lowest prices in whatever city I am approaching. I also know that IL, CA, and several other states are high priced due to state taxes so I make sure I have enough fuel to get through them without having to buy any. Having an aux tank has saved me thousands. I also know that the southern states, for the most part, have lower prices mostly due to their proximity to the refineries. Murphy's (WM) as a general rule have the lowest prices, but in OR the places I go to is usually Space Age or Fred Meyer. I filled up at Murphy's yesterday for $2.49.9 and did add some PS additive. I'll be in the Memphis area on Tues night/wed morning where the temps are forecast to be in the teens or low 20s. Southern fuel isn't treated for those temps.
11-10-2019 03:07 PM
ironpony I have run Speedway diesel for years since about 1990 never had a fuel related issue oh and no additives.
11-10-2019 03:02 PM
Electrojake Corporate fuel blending guidelines. . .

1.) Keep whatever the refinery is brewing cheap so there is profit in the product.

* Interpretive statement...
The shareholders really dont care if what their selling scorches your vehicle's internals, but they do care that the company they bought stock in is profitable.


2.) Insure the refinery blends a product that meets govt specs for that blend while adhering to EPA guidelines.

* Interpretive statement...
While profit is 'everything' cutting corners too much can lead to hefty fines and bad press, none of which is good for the shareholders.


3.) So few refinery owners/operators, yet so many different fuel brands...

How's that work?

* Interpretive statement...
Maybe.. Just maybe.. fuel brand fanboys would do just as well buying the bargain-brand as they think they are doing buying the more expensive big-name brand.




The Closer, and purposeful tie-in to the original topic. . .

I buy the Speedway brand el-cheapo garbage diesel (i.e. Marathon Oil Corp of Huston, Tx), but then I add Diesel Kleen fuel treatment to make it "good" which actually brings the price I pay to something over what it would have cost to just get the 'A' grade fanboy fuel in the first place.
-Ej-
11-10-2019 02:48 PM
Jimmy N.
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Originally Posted by Gator1 View Post
I was always under the impression that #1 was LSD and #2 ULSD
Somebody impressed you wrong.
11-10-2019 02:11 PM
Gator1 I was always under the impression that #1 was LSD and #2 ULSD
11-10-2019 12:33 PM
the man in black More research shows #1 diesel is kerosene. Kerosene can be either dyed red, blue or left clear. Dyed is to show it does or doesnt have road tax applied.

Also found that #1 diesel does have less lubricant than #2.

Now I would ASSUME that if you buy a "winter blend" from a truck stop it would have more lube added. Or maybe it's just mixed in a volume such that its lowers the gel point but doesnt reduce lube to a harmful level.
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