Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maine Coast
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Re: Topping Off Fuel for Winter
Road fuel and off road fuel come from the same tank farm. Off road gets dyed red. The ValveTect additives are added by the distributor. It is all the same fuel one is taxed one is not and dyed red but they both originate from the same batches & tanks.. ValveTect dealers have stringent test that must be conducted at every fill up. Samples are taken and analyzed in order for them to keep the franchise.
Beyond that all marine engines start life as industrial, truck or tractor engines designed to run, what else, diesel.... Diesel is diesel.. Despite off road not being taxed it is still often more expensive than road diesel...
That said, I drain my tank in the winter...
-Maine Sail / CS-36T
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Last edited by Maine Sail; 11-17-2012 at 03:40 PM.