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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-26-2008, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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Red Diesel in new Diesels

I cant remember the reason, so why are you not supposed to run Offroad Diesel in the 07.5 Diesels. Is there any kind of additive you can add to it or is it impossible to do without killing the fuel system?. Thanks for any help.

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I'm sure someone will correct me if I am wrong but I was under the impression that red diesel/offroad diesel was the same as regular diesel just with the red dye added. And that the red dye was/is added to make it easily recognizable as being untaxed fuel to be used off-road only.

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It is dyed red so when cops check you, ya can be fined, because of no road tax on red fuel. I am not aware of any difference, because they dye is what i was always told and taught was the difference, unless they went back to a higher sulfur in the off road fuel for older farm equipment and construction equipment. I don't see how it would hurt, because the newer fuel was made for the newer trucks that are all about the emissions. I remember for a long time the green signs saying, after such and such date 2007, all diesel will be ultra low sulfur designed for the new models. I would think they would do that for off road also, due to the fact you can take out of the same batch and then dye it.
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