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    Default Anyone used 'Red' Diesel in their Cars?

    Please take out of the equation that this stuff is half the price of 'White' diesel, and avoid a laborious amount of 'pay your taxes' responses - has anyone tried 'Red' Diesel in their on or off road vehicles?

    I'm quite aware that one is not allowed to use this stuff on the road and you risk getting 'dipped' and fined, but are there any drawbacks to using this stuff on modern diesel engines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisPackit View Post
    Please take out of the equation that this stuff is half the price of 'White' diesel, and avoid a laborious amount of 'pay your taxes' responses - has anyone tried 'Red' Diesel in their on or off road vehicles?

    I'm quite aware that one is not allowed to use this stuff on the road and you risk getting 'dipped' and fined, but are there any drawbacks to using this stuff on modern diesel engines?

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    'No' I haven't. I am led to believe that it does no damage at all.

    Not trying to post a tax thing, this is one offence they do tend to allocate serious bumming time at the local youth and pikey training academy.

    If I 'were' to have used it, I would ensure I used only enough for what I wanted to do, and very quickly top up with ordinary fuel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisPackit View Post
    Please take out of the equation that this stuff is half the price of 'White' diesel, and avoid a laborious amount of 'pay your taxes' responses - has anyone tried 'Red' Diesel in their on or off road vehicles?

    I'm quite aware that one is not allowed to use this stuff on the road and you risk getting 'dipped' and fined, but are there any drawbacks to using this stuff on modern diesel engines?

    Thanks
    Yes it doesn't meet the quality of standard modern diesel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eek View Post
    Yes it doesn't meet the quality of standard modern diesel.
    Thats actually not true at all; it is exactly the same with red dye in it. It even has all the additives, or would you expect farmers to pile this tulip into their £200k farm machinery and land rovers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoiderman View Post
    'No' I haven't. I am led to believe that it does no damage at all.

    Not trying to post a tax thing, this is one offence they do tend to allocate serious bumming time at the local youth and pikey training academy.

    If I 'were' to have used it, I would ensure I used only enough for what I wanted to do, and very quickly top up with ordinary fuel.
    Yes it's treated well seriously. A local builder got caught with red in his Transit van, tried to claim he'd just used enough to get from site (where red was used for heavy machinery) to a filling station, but got clobbered with an extremely large fine.

    Apparently the dye gets into the filters so they can get you that way if they really want to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisPackit View Post
    Please take out of the equation that this stuff is half the price of 'White' diesel, and avoid a laborious amount of 'pay your taxes' responses - has anyone tried 'Red' Diesel in their on or off road vehicles?

    I'm quite aware that one is not allowed to use this stuff on the road and you risk getting 'dipped' and fined, but are there any drawbacks to using this stuff on modern diesel engines?

    Thanks
    Never, and don't do it. The DVLA and HMCR do roadside spot checks. I have seen them in London and Salisbury and I have seen them confiscate cars on the spot.
    If you want a cheaper alternative you can use WVO or SVO on older cars or process biodiesel yourself for HDIs. The tax free limit is 2500 litres per year.
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    Go ahead, remove the red dye if you want to. It also has a UV marker in it and the C&E chaps will have you doing bird in no time. They can even pickup the UV marker from the exhaust fumes without dipping the tank.

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