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Old 10-19-2006, 11:22 AM   #1
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I hope this isn't a dumb question. I just bought a new truck Chev 2500HD D/A. Since this is the first Diesel I've own, I have a few questions. First: when travelling, can I get Fuel at truck stops? I mean are they restricted to truckers and not RVers? Second: Is there a website that I can find that will list stations that sell diesel for any given route? And Third: Since my truck is a 2007 and built before 1/1/07 will the type of diesel that is suppose to come out in a month or so still work for my truck? Forgive me for not knowing all the technical terms for the new fuels but as I mentioned, I'm new to this. Oh, I live in Southern California.

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Old 10-19-2006, 11:22 AM   #2
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I hope this isn't a dumb question. I just bought a new truck Chev 2500HD D/A. Since this is the first Diesel I've own, I have a few questions. First: when travelling, can I get Fuel at truck stops? I mean are they restricted to truckers and not RVers? Second: Is there a website that I can find that will list stations that sell diesel for any given route? And Third: Since my truck is a 2007 and built before 1/1/07 will the type of diesel that is suppose to come out in a month or so still work for my truck? Forgive me for not knowing all the technical terms for the new fuels but as I mentioned, I'm new to this. Oh, I live in Southern California.

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Old 10-19-2006, 11:32 AM   #3
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1. When I had my truck and fifth wheel trailer, I always used the truck pumps. Much easier in and out. However, I only used the truck pumps when I was actually towing.

2. I'm sure there are sites that will tell you where you can get fuel, however, I never had any trouble finding diesel. I would not be concerned about locating fuel.

3. As far as I know, engines made prior to Jan 1 can use the current fuel. Your Chevy dealer should be able to confirm. Your owners manual should tell you also.
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:47 PM   #4
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Your diesel engine will be fine on either the low sulfur (<than 500 ppm) and the ultra low sulfur fuel (<than 15 ppm). The engines produced prior to the date you stated will be in this category also, and what most truck or RV builders have done is increase their stock inventory so that they can have production well into this year. That will allow the fuel retailers to get up to date on the pumps, and it has had the extra effect of buoying up the sales of existing units.

There have been several threads on the extra costs of the "green engines" (more friendly to the environment) and fuel.
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Old 10-19-2006, 02:22 PM   #5
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Welcome to the world of diesels. Yes you can get fuel at truck stops but be advised they have high flow nozzels that pump faster. Truck stop ettiquite dictates that you either use pay at the pump or pull forward after fueling so the truck behind you can start while you go inside and pay. Also I would not use the truck pumps if I was only buying 10 to 20 gallons and the truck stop was busy. We have an aux. tank and our total capacity is 95 gallons so I often buy at truck stops when pulling the fiver since we are 50 feet long when hooked to the fiver. Most gas stations have at least one diesel pump. Murphy USA (aka walmart) is a favorite of ours as is Valero (diamond shamrock). Auto diesel and truck diesel is the same formula.
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Old 10-19-2006, 04:29 PM   #6
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I purchased my 06 Chev. 3/4 Duromax in April.. my first diesel and was asking the same questions..

The new fuel will make our truck perform better than on the old fuel..per chevrolet mechanic..

No problem finding fuel. It's available in about 30% of all the stations...



You'll find the performance of your truck VERY suprising.. I love mine..
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Old 10-19-2006, 06:24 PM   #7
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i usually try to stop at Flying-J and use the RV pumps for fuel. I have had to use a Pilot a few times and like was said earlier, fuel and pull forward before going in to pay.

look here for fuel prices. Just enter your zip code. Flying-J has pricing at their web site too.
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Old 10-19-2006, 06:57 PM   #8
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I only fill my truck up at truck stops. This does not matter if I am towing or not. Many trucks stops like Pilot and Flying J have auto or rv pumps. I use them when I can. But my main reason for trucks stops is it is fresh fuel. Less likely to have water or algee in it.

Trucks built after Jan 1 2007 must use the ULSD. Trucks built prior to Jan 1 2007 can use ULSD or LSD. Ultra Low Sulfer Diesel Low Sulfer Diesel. My self I will use LSD as long as it is available. Sulfer has lubricating properties to it. Also the LSD has a higher BTU content, which is more energy. Most everything I have read is it has about 10% less energy and mpg.
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Just click on the logo of the truck that you are interested in.

http://www.dieselboss.com/fuel.htm

For gocomchek enter the state, highway # and direction of travel and it will list all the truck stops except "J".

http://www.gocomchek.com/

I have owned our Diesel for 8 years now (wish that I could wear it out so that I could justify buying a new one!)and like the other posters a majority of the stations will have diesel
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