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Is winter blended fuel being sold in Northern and Central California right now? Fuel mileage down a bit since Fall.
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Mine seems to be down as well on average. Maybe just coincidence?
 

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Mine to here in sacramento, the refineries may just make the same stuff so they don't have to mix the batches when shipping it.
 

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you get the same tanker dump mix that the commercial truck stop stations get.
winter blend 70% #2 30% #1 for crossing the Rockies in winter and rolling east through the cold midwest.
400 gallons on the saddle tanks will take a class 8 at least 800 miles.
 

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Mine's down to down here in San Diego. Whatever Utah's burning brought my economy up 1.5 mpg last April. Much foamier than ours. Nice!
I used to notice that my F250 would gain around 2 MPG when I bought fuel out of CA. No one else seemed to notice that, but I guess I'm not the only one.
 

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Thanks for the chatter guys but I'm not seeing any answers. Anybody know?
 

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To know for sure you would have to ask your distributor, my guess is that it is a blend, Sacramento is what, 100 miles from Tahoe?
 

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To know for sure you would have to ask your distributor, my guess is that it is a blend, Sacramento is what, 100 miles from Tahoe?

yea little bit less than that...
 

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probably the old 500 ppm LSD which gave higher mpg numbers in our Cummins also

there is a substantial difference between refinerys in the quality of diesel they put out the pipeline.
the cheap ones allow too high levels of aromatics and tar like components and cheat on final cetane numbers.
the quality diesels out there have a cetane above 50, cheap 40
cetane =s HP = mpg


I used to notice that my F250 would gain around 2 MPG when I bought fuel out of CA. No one else seemed to notice that, but I guess I'm not the only one.
 
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