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I know that some folks on this forum had tests done on
the filtration quality of different fuel filters (and/or
combinations of multiple filters). But... has anyone
done any extensive fuel analysis of different carriers
(i.e. Flying J, Pilot, Shell,...etc.) to see who is
generally carrying the best diesel fuel? Or at least
which ones are better and which ones tend to be worse?

Or, a link to a site where someone else has conducted
tests?

Unfortunately, this may not be the most accurate
as I've read that some local stations do not bother to
filter their fuel in order to hasten the refilling time.
But are there any major diesel carriers that at least
*claim* something about the purity of their fuel
(perhaps implying that they would be more likely to keep
their fuel well filtered)? Or perhaps that (on average),
their fuel would tend to be high quality?

Thanks,
Paul.
 

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I think that your results would be significantly different from station to station, as their storage tanks play a huge role in the quality of the fuel that comes out of the pump. There probably are differences from brand to brand but if the Amaco down the road never pumps the water out of their tank then that wouldn't mean all Amaco fuel is bad, just that particular station. George M. has his own tank and I believe he goes with BP in it, but that's going from memory of old threads. Best bet is probably stick with high turnover stations and maybe do a sampling from the stations in your area that you are inclined to use.
 

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I agree that high-volume is one of the best things to look for in a station.. from the results i've see (pump #2) the little corner station down the street has the worst diesel to date and they are pretty LOW volume... but i figure at least its a good test for the big CAT filter
 
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