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Re: where to get diesel while travelling

Find a higher traffic gas station. They have a higher turn over rate with their fuel and it typically sits for shorter periods of time.


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Re: where to get diesel while travelling

The nav units will show locations with diesel and the pricing. My CRD has not arrived yet, but the dealer was showing me during the test drive.

Also pick stations that are busy to ensure that you get fresh diesel.


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The nav units will show locations with diesel and the pricing. My CRD has not arrived yet, but the dealer was showing me during the test drive.
I was under the impression that this was a uConnect app, access to which requires the $739.99/month uConnect subscription.
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Re: where to get diesel while travelling

I think if you pay for Sirius NAV/Traffic/ Weather this may come with it as part of the Traffic information.I have paid for NAV/Traffic but not for the Uconnect thing so I Think this may be true....I hope this is true because I have used it many times in unfamilar places on trips. Always displays 3-4 stations and how far away and how to get there. Quite helpful when you are geting low and nervous!
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Always displays 3-4 stations and how far away and how to get there.
Cool. I will point out that if you have a smartphone there are many apps that will help you locate diesel stations for free (i.e. no subscription to SXM or uConnect required), showing their location on the map with address, etc. Personally, I use GasBuddy, but there are others. I like that GasBuddy displays current fuel price info too.

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Quite helpful when you are geting low and nervous!
Not to troll, but how low on *diesel* does one have to be before getting nervous? An eighth of a tank will get you, what, 75+ miles? I don't like to go below a quarter tank, so with 150+ miles of highway range I'm basically never nervous about remaining range.
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Re: where to get diesel while travelling

Biodiesel B5 is hard to find in southern states. We fill the tank with normal 15 ppm diesel. We traveled from Chicago to Sarasota in Florida this week. We will head home tomorrow.
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Cool. I will point out that if you have a smartphone there are many apps that will help you locate diesel stations for free (i.e. no subscription to SXM or uConnect required), showing their location on the map with address, etc. Personally, I use GasBuddy, but there are others. I like that GasBuddy displays current fuel price info too.


Not to troll, but how low on *diesel* does one have to be before getting nervous? An eighth of a tank will get you, what, 75+ miles? I don't like to go below a quarter tank, so with 150+ miles of highway range I'm basically never nervous about remaining range.
Well I usually use the digital countdown to 0 miles in the display, but anything under 50 miles left to go and I am nervous. 1st of all it "could " be inaccurate +/- 25 miles. and it is really bad to run this or any HPCR diesel dry on fuel. Could definitely damage a very expensive pump that would not be covered under warranty.
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My dodge cummins is not self primeing so if i run out its a two person deal to get it going.one to crank the motor the other to bleed the air out of the lines!
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Well I usually use the digital countdown to 0 miles in the display, but anything under 50 miles left to go and I am nervous.
Haha, yes. I, too, would be nervous if I got down to ~1/16 of the tank remaining. Heh, it vicariously stresses me out just talking about letting it go to those extremes.

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Re: where to get diesel while travelling

IF the gas station does not label the diesel as biodiesel, does it mean that it petro diesel?
Are we supposed to fill B5 diesel in our GC or pure petrodiesel with max 15 PPM ..?
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Re: where to get diesel while travelling

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IF the gas station does not label the diesel as biodiesel, does it mean that it petro diesel?
Are we supposed to fill B5 diesel in our GC or pure petrodiesel with max 15 PPM ..?
Great question. As a new diesel user I have the same question. My research says that the Feds require any pump with a mix greater than B5 to be labeled with a sticker. No sticker = B5 down to petro diesel. Is that the experience of you guys who have been diesel users for awhile?

Also it looks like there are a fair number of Shell stations in Illinois that sell B20 diesel. Does that say stay away from Shell diesel?
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Great question. As a new diesel user I have the same question. My research says that the Feds require any pump with a mix greater than B5 to be labeled with a sticker. No sticker = B5 down to petro diesel. Is that the experience of you guys who have been diesel users for awhile?

Also it looks like there are a fair number of Shell stations in Illinois that sell B20 diesel. Does that say stay away from Shell diesel?
Our GCs can use up to and including B20. If you use above B5 on regular basis, you will need to adjust your maintenance schedule. Our vehicles contain a high-pressure fuel pump that is known to be very sensitive to impurities. I would try to avoid any small stations where fuel type, quality and labeling is questionable. With a range of 500-700 miles, its easy enough to fill in large, known stops where diesel is fresh and of known type and quality.
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