Anyone ever heard of a filter that would eliminate the dye in off road diesel? Example: tank in yard, hose with filter which makes it clear on the way to nozzle, which is then placed in say...a tractor or farm equipment?
I know there was a very large thread on this subject, but I'm not sure anything was mentioned about filtering or eliminating the dye. Did I miss it?
It is illegal to run non taxed farm fuel in a road vehicle. That is why it is dyed. No, there is not a filter to "undye the fuel, that would also be illegal. It is a $100 dollar a gallon problem to get caught with red fuel in the tank of pickup.
Sorry, I wasn't implying you had intentions to do something illegal. Here is information that should be of help.
Problems with dyed fuel are caused by the higher sulfer levels allowed in off road fuel, not the dye itself. Clear fuel has a 5 ppm sulfer content and dyed fuel can be as high as 500 ppm.
On road fuel has a low sulfur content to prevent catalytic converter damage. The sulfur will deactivate the catalyst and lead to soot clogging of the converter core. The seal shrink&swell characteristic of low sulfur fuel is different than the high sulfur fuel also. The process of producing the lower sulfur content raises the Cetane rating of the fuel, but lowers the fuel lubricity. Some engines need the higher Cetane of low sulfur fuel.
You can use undyed fuel and get the tax credited back for off road use.
I didn't blast anyone. The topic had to do with a filter for the red dye...not the legal aspects of taxes, emissions, cetane levels, et al. I'm sorry if I came off that way. Perhaps the kurt response to me about how illegal it is, thus assuming I'm looking to commit a crime without really reading what I posted, should be equally scrutinized. Or maybe you (beachbum) are still looking to "gotcha" me as like you tried before with the "sportscar" thread. LOL
Nice try. hehe
As far as dropping it, I will if no one knows of a filter for eliminating the red dye...otherwise I will hold off until the chemical is found out for eliminating it or a filter comes to light.
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