Truck Diesel & Diesel

Submitted: Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 23:31
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Question for all you fuel grues. What is the difference between truck diesel and diesel? Seen it at servos a lot and is a couple of cents cheaper. But what is the difference. Cheers Errol PS Thanks for any replys.
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Reply By: The Bantam - Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 23:56

Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016 at 23:56
I don't believe there is any difference ...... usually the truck pumps are high flow, that you have to be real carefull when you are filling.

Some service stations will not allow passenger cars to fill at high flow.

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Follow Up By: Member - Tony H (touring oz) - Sunday, Dec 18, 2016 at 11:49

Sunday, Dec 18, 2016 at 11:49
Truck diesel.....up to 5% ethanol...cheaper price
Diesel.......supposedly 100% 'diesel'
Premium, Vortex or similar 100% diesel with higher 'cetane' rating also other additives....anti foaming agent and or fuel system cleaning agent.
Insanity doesnt run in my family.... it gallops!

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Reply By: 9900Eagle - Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 05:03

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 05:03
Premium diesel has anti foaming agents and fuel system component cleaner in it plus it has less diesel smell.

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Reply By: Neil & Pauline - Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 08:18

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 08:18
Only differences is the price and Hi-Flow nozzles. Exactly same fuel for that supplyer. Some companies have anti foaming (whatever that does) over all their fuel bowsers. Don't add the something Blue which is an emission control fluid not a fuel additive. Goes in separate tank.
I mostly use the tuck outlets and save the 2 cents.

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Follow Up By: The Bantam - Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 23:06

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 23:06
AD BLUE is a urea product that gets injected into the exhaust system to break down remaining combustion products.

Definitely does not go in the fuel tank
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Reply By: Ozi M - Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 08:24

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 08:24
NRMA reckon it depends which motor you have

https://www.mynrma.com.au/blog/2015/02/06/which-grade-of-diesel-should-you-use-at-the-bowser/
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Follow Up By: Hewy54 - Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 at 08:07

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 at 08:07
And that article tells you nothing.
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Reply By: Genny - Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 14:47

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 14:47
At home I tend to fill up with Caltex Vortex Diesel. On a trip thru NT & SA earlier this year, you take what you can get. I reckon I was getting up to 100km less out of a tank of fuel, and no I was not taking advantage of the 130km/hr available.

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Follow Up By: Member - Julio C (VIC) - Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 17:12

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 at 17:12
Nice work.......
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Reply By: Bobjl - Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 at 14:22

Thursday, Dec 15, 2016 at 14:22
In regard to Sulphur content and Diesel fuel standards, the Governement reference contained tables which showed the reduction in Sulphur levels in recent years. It is now 10 parts per million, down from 500 ppm in 2002.
http://www.environment.gov.au/topics/environment-protection/fuel-quality/standards/diesel

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Reply By: Dean K3 - Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 15:46

Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 15:46
no difference whatsoever some brands might add a few additives to their "own brand" anti fouling or foaming (as examples)

but usually the price per litre will be tad lower 2cpl due to qty most rigs will carry for a run, 1500-2000 being commonplace.

I have filled up plenty of times at Hi-flow pumps no issues at all apart from one muppet at a r/house along Gt north hwy in upper swan advising me i wasn't allowed to fill up as i wasn't a truck - tried to explain i had a 20 footer behind me and filling upto 170l on a std pump flow rate would take 20 mins or more to no effect

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Reply By: 9900Eagle - Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 18:15

Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 18:15
Here is a proper test of fuel by Lindsay Transport or the old Lindsay Brothers.

Now they probably spend in excess of $300,000 on fuel a month and conducted a proper test of the BP ultimate diesel. Caltex are installing Vortex hi nozzles at their truck stops as well.

So have a good read. Lindsay Transport test
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 19:47

Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 19:47
That's interesting, I thought I got better economy with BP Ultimate, but dismissed it as most likely being a combination of other factors.

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