Diesel Dye?

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 21:29
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A local reputable diesel mechanic informed us today that the colouring or dye used in diesel by some companys is harmful to the later injector pumps & injectors, Would not elaborate, but i had the feeling this guy knew of something, Has had vast experience over a lot of years repairing and servicing pumps and injectors, He just stated the fuel should be as clear as white wine or stay away from it!,,,,,Another thing to think about!!..LOL.

Cheers Axle.
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Reply By: Member - david m2 (SA) - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 21:40

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 21:40
i definatly stay away from the white . don't mind a bit of red though.
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Reply By: a convict - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 21:53

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 21:53
..who knows, but this drop of 'late pickings from US EPA,

IRS Tax Code with Diesel Fuel Dye Requirement (26 CFR Chapter I, 48.4082-1). Tax exemption for dyed diesel fuel. (Diesel fuel that is dyed red is assumed to not be highway fuel and may not be used in highway vehicles since it does not meet federal, diesel quality standards (e.g., sulfur content) unless it is used in a manner that is tax-exempt as defined by the IRS.)
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 22:14

Saturday, Apr 10, 2010 at 22:14
G/Day ..... After reading all that, I agree!!, Who knows.

Cheers Axle.

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Reply By: Ray - Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 08:36

Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 08:36
Back in the UK, many years ago, red dye was used to determine whether it was taxable or not. One instance I can recall was with mobile cranes. They were fitted with two fuel tanks, one for the truck and one for the crane. Of cause a lot of cheating went on and the system was rarely checked by Mr. Plod. No harm was done to either engine but then in those days diesel engines did not have all the fancy gear they have on them today.
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Reply By: DIO - Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 10:50

Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 10:50
'Traces' are put into heatiing oil as some shonky operators were using it to fuel their vehicles and avoid excise. 'Trace' could be used to accurately identify heating oil as opposed to distilate. Many people and organisations prosecuted as a result. Perhaps that's the stuff you are referring to.
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Reply By: fisho64 - Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 11:06

Sunday, Apr 11, 2010 at 11:06
AFAIK the poms still have the different diesel colours.
Excise inspectors will head around anywhere that farmers etc are likely to be ie cattle sales etc and dip a sample from fuel tanks. Once its been in the tank I believe its quite difficult to remove even by diluting.
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