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Old 10-10-2003, 12:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know this is illeagal besides in an "off road" situation, but I just wanted to get a feel for how often trucks like ours get tested.


There is a significant price difference; Around $0.25/gallon Edited by: DOLIVER
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Old 10-10-2003, 02:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Excellent question. I haven't heard of many pickups being checked, but I have heard of specific sting operations (in People's Republic of California) where there were significant checks being done.


I know that the fine varies (dramatically) from state to state. I believe that in PA the fine is only a $1,000 and I have *heard* that the fine in Michigan is $10,000 -- first offense.


I certainly wouldn't bother with it, but one could get pretty clever with auxiliary and/or plumbed transfer tanks I imagine...Edited by: Michigana_Joe
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I had heard once that once "off-road" fuel is in a system, it can NEVER be cleaned, and they were addiment about it.


Whether that's true or not, I don't know. Probably thought up by someone in government trying to futher scare people into more taxes by buying the more expensive "on-road" fuel.


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once "off-road" fuel is in a system, it can NEVER be cleaned


I do not agree with this as I have ran dyed fuel in my farm trucks (legally) and then switched to clear when I was crossing state lines (they test at some ports) and have not had a problem. You just need to be sure to use most of the dyed fuel before filling up with clear. I have heard of the possibility of the law scraping your exhaust pipe for soot and being able to determine if you have ran dyed fuel????
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I have "heard" rumors of folks who are excavators running off road fuel in their pickups and never getting caught. You might get dipped if the State Patrol pulls you into a "Safety Check".


A guy here at work who has a PSD, told me that if you take a Furd in for injector work, they can tell if it has had dyed fuel run through it with a "black light". This guy is a BSer, so I take his stuff with a grain of salt.


I guess the biggest question is, what effect would high sulphur fuel have on the Duramax's fuel system.
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I've never been checked in a pick-up or any commercial vehicle for fuel color ever. I have been pulled over many times over the years by portable weigh stations and been given overweight tickets among other tickets, but not once checked for fuel color.
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Old 10-10-2003, 04:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have been checked for fuel color at the scale on I-84 in Danbury Ct., earlyier this year, took 1 minute thay walk up to your truck open tank and put stick in and look and "see ya"
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Old 10-10-2003, 04:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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what effect would high sulphur fuel have on the Duramax's fuel system?


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I do not know if dyed diesel has a higher sulphur content than clear. I know that my bulk supplier recieves all of his diesel in clear form then dyes himself at his own facility. So unless the dye itself contains sulfur its all the same stuff. I know I have ran dyed fuel in a variety of diesel engines (6000 hrs.+) and never had a problem.
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Old 10-10-2003, 05:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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In Mass and North east there is no difference in quality.This according to the Irving refineries.I had it answered in a letter by them about a year ago.
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Old 10-10-2003, 05:25 PM   #10 (permalink)
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A friend of mine farms and runs his 98 Chev gasser on dyed fuel. I looked at the trottle body one time and it is stained purple. ~150,000kms. I don't think you could remove the purple if you wanted to.
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