What do the different colors of diesel mean?

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  1. rccarlson22

    rccarlson22 Light Load Member

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    Ive seen 4 distinct colors of diesel and I’m curious if there is anything notable about them.

    1. Almost clear
    2. Light blue
    3. Green
    4. Yellow

    The blue and green are not very pronounced, the yellow however sometimes looks like a dehydrated person’s pee.

    Y’all ever seen anything besides those 4?
     
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  3. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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  4. Brettj3876

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    Im gonna guess it's the additive package. @AModelCat might know
     
  5. Roberts450

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    Clear/blue/green are the normal colors. Yellow to dark yellow means its got a very high bio content in it which you can normally smell especially in Oregon. And like @okiedokie said if its red dont use it. Thats off road fuel and you’ll get huge fines if caught with it in your tanks.
     
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  6. AModelCat

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    Not a clue. Everything I've looked at in the last decade uses red fuel lol.
     
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  7. rccarlson22

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    Personal experience?
     
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    Is the higher bio content bad for the engine or mileage?
     
  9. Judge

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    Red is no tax paid/farm fuel.
    High dollar fine.
     
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  10. D.Tibbitt

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    They sell red fuel at the town pumps in montana. They will also randomly pull u ever to check your tanks. Its 70cents cheaper than regular diesel if ur feeling adventerous
     
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  11. okiedokie

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    They'd have fuel checks at jump scales. Red stays in your tanks for a long time.
     
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