What is the difference between #1 diesel and #2 diesel?

Diesel #1 is also known as winter diesel because it performs better than Diesel #2 in cold temperatures. It has a lower viscosity and is not prone to gel in freezing temperatures. Most stations offer a premium Diesel mix that is blended for local weather conditions. Diesel #2 costs less at the pump.

Can I use #2 diesel in my truck?

You won’t have to worry about which type to use because all diesel automakers specify Diesel #2 for normal driving conditions. Truckers use Diesel #2 to carry heavy loads for long distances at sustained speeds because it’s less volatile than Diesel #1 and provides greater fuel economy.

What temperature does #2 diesel gel?

For #2 diesel this is usually around 17.5 °F (−8.1 °C). For the fuel to become pumpable again, it needs to be brought above the gel point temperature to the Ungel point, which is typically near its pour point.

How cold is #2 diesel good for?

approximately 14 degrees F.
2 diesel is approximately 14 degrees F. A good rule of thumb is to switch to a winter blend 15 degrees above cloud point. When overnight temperatures begin to dip down near 30 degrees F, it’s time to blend in No. 1 diesel with additives for winter.

Is all diesel #2 the same?

At the pump… you will generally only find Diesel #2. It has a lower Cetane number, and has more BTU’s/gal.

Is #2 diesel ultra low sulfur?

2 diesel fuel that has a sulfur level between 15 ppm and 500 ppm (inclusive). It is used primarily in motor vehicle diesel engines for on-highway use. No. 2 diesel fuel that has a sulfur level no higher than 15 ppm….

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Is #2 fuel oil the same as diesel?

2 fuel oil and diesel fuel are nearly the same, but people use them for different purposes. The distinct names mostly reflect the fuels’ separate uses more than a difference in chemical makeup. The government does not impose a tax on No. 2 fuel oil, so it has the same red-dyed look as untaxed diesel fuel.