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Old 11-03-2012, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by photo2000a View Post
not really sure why that is, I can say at all the pumps I could find so far the cetane is 40, yet others not in my area have been able to find higher grades. Thou I've only began to search for diesel. I can say so far the lines for diesel seem to be less. Hope I can get some gas soon thou...
The 40 cetane label is only showing what the minimum guaranteed cetane level. Cetane averages around 45 across the states.

You can find 'premium' diesel that is min 47 cetane at some stations. But don't just trust a premium label. Some states (like Texas) have no requirements for diesel to be called 'premium'. You need to call your state authorities to see if the 'premium' label means anything in your state. Then find out if any local distributors actually deliver high quality fuel by asking them what their claimed cetane is.
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