Dyed diesel question

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  1. mojo2010

    mojo2010 Bobtail Member

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    Bought a truck past Saturday that turns out has dyed diesel in it. I was changing out filters and updating maintenance and discovered it today. I have about 150 gallons in there, not plated yet. Do I drain the tanks? Or what. Should I call the guy i bought it from or call anyone else. Suggestions.
     
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  3. clausland

    clausland Road Train Member

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    Sell it to a farmer, then re-fill with clean OR just take a chance and run it down and re-fill. It's not very often you see the dippers dipping, especially right now with cheap diesel...
     
  4. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    In 8 years I have never had my fuel checked.
    I'd roll with it
     
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  5. mojo2010

    mojo2010 Bobtail Member

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    I've been going for 7yrs myself and never been tested. Just trying to do the right thing here. Figured I'll drain it and give it to a farmer. Or bon fire.
     
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  6. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    150 gal makes for a BIG bonfire.
     
  7. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

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    Use it. One day and it’s gone, only place I have been checked is Georgia.
     
  8. mojo2010

    mojo2010 Bobtail Member

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    How much residual dye remains when fueling up?
     
  9. jeffman164

    jeffman164 Medium Load Member

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    Only been checked once 30 years ago in Michigan. I'd roll with it .
     
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  10. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Was it sitting for any length of time before you bought it? If so, might want to take the opportunity to drain the fuel and clean the tank as a preventive measure for dirt and algae build up in the tank.
     
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  11. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    I've been checked twice.
    Once in 1994 in Alberta and once in 1998 in Washington.
     
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