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Old 03-05-2020, 06:42 PM   #15
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AND, it's got a RED dye in it that's very persistent. The red dye doesn't damage the engine, but, if you get caught with red dyed fuel in a road vehicle, it'll hurt your wallet.



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I've been driving diesel pu's since 1998, and have never been stopped for a fuel inspection. Both in Utah and California.
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I've been driving diesel pu's since 1998, and have never been stopped for a fuel inspection. Both in Utah and California.
Good, for you.

According to this website: What is the Fine for Running Off Road Diesel


The dyed fuel enforcement program was launched in 1994 by the government of the United States. It is run by IRS. Whether it is Washington, Texas, Florida, Ohio, Alabama, or other states, the fine for illegal use of dyed diesel is $10/gallon or $1,000 per violation (a tank with red diesel), whichever is greater. For instance, if 20 gallons of such fuel are revealed in your tank, the fine will be $1,000. Two such tanks will make it double. After the first violation, each repeated one will increase a penalty by $1,000 compared to previous violation, so the total amount of penalty depends on the number of violations. Alaska is the only state having special regulations about dyed diesel, which allow to avoid the fine in some cases.

I have no idea how vigorously the dyed fuel enforcement program is pursued in various jurisdictions. As you suggest, I'd expect that there's a low risk of being caught. Still, it's a pretty stiff penalty and it's possible that all it would take is one phone call from somebody who observed you fueling from the "Farm Use Only" pump.

As Detective Harry Callahan asked, "Are you feeling lucky?"

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Leaving aside the legalities, A Google search on the subject seems to show that the Federal Standard for sulfur for off-road diesel is 500 ppm.


The current sulfur standard for regular on-road diesel (ULSD) is 15 ppm.


In other words, off-road diesel is Low Sulfur, and on road diesel is ULTRA Low Sulfur.



It would be stupid to be doing slow damage to your expensive diesel engine just to save a buck a gallon.
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Leaving aside the legalities, A Google search on the subject seems to show that the Federal Standard for sulfur for off-road diesel is 500 ppm.


The current sulfur standard for regular on-road diesel (ULSD) is 15 ppm.


In other words, off-road diesel is Low Sulfur, and on road diesel is ULTRA Low Sulfur.



It would be stupid to be doing slow damage to your expensive diesel engine just to save a buck a gallon.
Remember the question - letís not get off on a tangent about the Sulfur content in fuel - thatís a can of worms.

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