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Old 01-09-2012, 00:34   #1
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Diesel #2 or Red Dye???

So, my question is if there is a significant difference between Red Dyed Diesel and Diesel #2 as relates to performance, quality, etc. There is a bout a $.50 sent difference between the two and since I'm cheap, it matters to me and my 45 gal tank.
If it matters, I'm running a 1986 Perkins 4.108 in a Cheoy Lee Clipper 42.
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Re: Diesel #2 or Red Dye???

Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Wakuu.

Typically "Red Dye" diesel is nothing more than regular ULSD (#2), with a red dye added. The normal taxes that are part of "regular" diesel are excluded on dyed "off road" diesel fuel, hence the lower cost.
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Thanks GordMay!! I had suspected as much but wasn't sure.
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Just curious more than one source states ulsd fuels can shrink gaskets on older diesels creating leaks. Anyone have any issues with this?
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Re: Diesel #2 or Red Dye???

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Just curious more than one source states ulsd fuels can shrink gaskets on older diesels creating leaks. Anyone have any issues with this?
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