It has been my observation that money saved by buying cheap fuel is not money saved at all.Just picked up my new '15 CTD. Should I stick to Shell brand diesel or save a couple bucks per tank on Kroger brand? Is there an equivalent diesel fuel rating to "Top Tier", like in gasoline? Is there any reason to use an additive of some sort? Thanks.
I would say 80% of my fuel has been purchased at Kroger stations over the last 42K miles. I just changed my fuel filter yesterday, and if there was any water in it, I couldn't tell. I always check prices at gasbuddy.com before filling up. I've seen differences as large as $0.40 a gallon just by going two miles down the road.Just picked up my new '15 CTD. Should I stick to Shell brand diesel or save a couple bucks per tank on Kroger brand? Is there an equivalent diesel fuel rating to "Top Tier", like in gasoline? Is there any reason to use an additive of some sort? Thanks.
I never understood that rule in NJ. I had no idea about it and stopped in NJ to refuel once. They ran up to me yelling and freaking out that I would dare refuel my own car.I go to the Wawa down the street from me. They let me pump it myself and leave me alone (being in New Jersey this is a big plus personally), plus the local ambulance transport company fuels their ambulances there so the fuel is used. I add PowerService DieselKleen to every tank as well.
I would tell them that "Only I refuel my car", and continue filling, ignoring them any further. I'm not paying someone else to put fuel in my vehicle.They ran up to me yelling and freaking out that I would dare refuel my own car.
That's true for Oregon (the other state where you're not allowed to pump your own gas). The rule only applies to "Class 1" flammables. Diesel is Class 2 so therefore the rules do not apply to diesel, but the vast majority of stations/gas pumpers do not know that so they get all weird if you try to pump your own diesel. I gave up trying, but I watch them like a hawk and try to avoid pumps where there are diesel and gasoline hoses on the same pump kiosk.I actually thought in NJ it only applied to gasoline so technically you can pump your own diesel. Might of read that on tdiclub before.
Who knows I'm far from certain
LOL on that Murphy diesel esp if one lives in a state where it gets cold and states like Illinois where B20 is everywhere. This past winter when it was 5 F outside and their diesel was soooo poorly winterized that you could not pump from their pumps. The station attendant said "it OK... its just gelling... come back when it warms up outside??? From what I see the attraction to discount stations are their prices but you can NOT count on the quality when it comes to diesel. They are cheating some where, whether the diesel has been poorly handled and is old and stale with algae and water, low cetane, high BIO content, and/or not properly winterized. I buy only at high volume truck stops and when out of town buy only from established brands and NEVER Murphy again... you pay for what you get!! Always use an additive because when pumping diesel you never know for sure what you are getting, no labels on the diesel pumps in Illinois. I use Power Service white in the truck and Stanadyne in the Cruze, shop major truck stops and you should be good to go when you want to go whether cold (-37 F) or hot weather.I have been running the Walmart/Murphy brand fuel or BP in my diesel cars and trucks with no problem for years and years...