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Old 04-18-2016, 07:54 PM   #1
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Diesel fuel

Went down in the states last week, noticed that there was different kinds of diesel, think I sas #2? What is it and which diesel fuel am I suppose to put in my F250 6.7 when I go in the states. I have never noticed that in Canada.

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Old 04-18-2016, 08:04 PM   #2
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We don't have choices around here TN, I think its all #2, or 10% bio.
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#2 is the most commonly available and recommended for most consumer road vehicles. It has higher BTU rating and more "lubricity" than #1 due to the paraffin left in the fuel.

#1 has had most of its paraffin removed during the refining process and while a tank or two won't hurt most over-the-road engines, it generally is not recommended long-term. But it is not as prone to "gel" at extremely low temperatures, something #2 possibly could do.

"Winter blend" is a mix of #1 and #2 available in certain markets during winter months to help prevent gelling and associated starting problems.
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Went down in the states last week, noticed that there was different kinds of diesel, think I sas #2? What is it and which diesel fuel am I suppose to put in my F250 6.7 when I go in the states. I have never noticed that in Canada.

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I think you have a typo. Did you mean it was diesel #2? That is what available throughout the US.

Diesel #1 flows at colder temperatures so it is widely available in Canada (and maybe the northern most US) in the winter. It may be an automatic seasonal switch between #1 and #2 where you buy fuel.

Diesel #2 becomes very thick at cold temps and your engine may not run.
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#1 is like premium gasoline.. just a scam to help you spend money you don't need to spend.

OldmanAZ I have never seen a #1 diesel pump in Canada.. well actually I saw one yesterday for the first time...
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#1 is like premium gasoline.. just a scam to help you spend money you don't need to spend.

OldmanAZ I have never seen a #1 diesel pump in Canada.. well actually I saw one yesterday for the first time...
Hmmm. Interesting! Maybe it's a regional thing? I crossed at Portal, ND many times going into Canada and, IIRC, saw it there. But that was years ago and now I don't recall now which side of the border I saw it.

On a VERY cold morning I do recall learning about the two diesel fuel types and not having anti-gel in my auxiliary fuel tank.
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No choices around here as far as I know. #2 is the rule. Refiners "Winterize" fuel Oct-Mar "Supposedly". I'm not convinced however. I use anti-gel regardless of where I am at over the winter.
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Went down in the states last week, noticed that there was different kinds of diesel, think I sas #2? What is it and which diesel fuel am I suppose to put in my F250 6.7 when I go in the states. I have never noticed that in Canada.

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Here we have a choice between #2 diesel (this is "normal" Dino diesel).
We also have Biodiesel also called B20 which your truck is rated to run on.
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In the SW it's all #2 and I found one stop had bio fuel. I tried a tank full and the mileage really dropped off. Like oldmanAZ I found out about jelling while in CO one cold night because I forgot the anti gel.
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