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    anyone know about red diesel ????

    no i dont intend to use it before anyone asks

    however i suspect the person who owned my tdci fiesta before me did use it

    i may be wrong though

    however when looking for a coolant leak i thought i had found it near my EGR valve

    but on closer inspection the pink/red dried in stains had been due to it dripping onto the egr and parts around it and the only thing above those parts is the fuel filter

    also the previous owner stayed on a farm

    so i still aint found my coolant leak but i suspect the previous owner was using red diesel and some spilt when they changed the filter at some point

    would dried in red diesel leave a dark pink/red stain and be quite powdery ?

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    hi i just read your comment about red deisel.it may leave some kind of mark if spilt and left to dry in.thats just a minnor worry.the worst you could have is if it has got in to the fuel and it has stained the tank.if yu get pulled over by the rozzers and they do a check on your fuel then 9xs out of 10 they would pick it up then you would loose your car and have a big fine.apart from the marks you are left with i would try some peteol to remove it.hope that helps.

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    is there any place the car can be taken to be tested for this ?

    cos if it has been run on red diesel then i may try to force the garage to take the car back as i dont want the problems that would go wth it in the off chance the police did a check
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    Id take it back to the garage Craig and explain the situation to them and insist on them doing the checks on the car. I wouldnt be happy if my car had been run on cherry, years ago I had an ex that used to run his mk3 derv astra on it and he started having problems. If you did get stop checked by the Police you wouldnt get into trouble because if theyre checking for cherry they will drain fuel out to see and if youve got normal deisel in there youve got nothing to worry about

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    the way you described the powder makes me think thats coolant, the dye in diesel doesn't do that
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    Sounds very much like coolant to me!

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    Could be red diesel, if they lived on a farm then its even more possible.

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    go to the police and explain the situation and they will probs arrange for a test or tell you to go to where to get it done, it is tested in the tank as it is easy to do at the side of the road.

    when i changed the fuel filter on mine it was filled with red diesel as thats all we have at work and i could get but it is nothing compaired to how much white diesel will of gone through it.

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    As a risk assessment you could mitigate the risk as someone actually checking your fuel as minimal, but there is always the chance never heard of it myself TBH

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    from what i understand red deisel is the same as normal deisel but with die in, police dont dip the tank is customs and you will know when you get a tug off them

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