Are you saying that auto station diesel has additives that marina diesel doesn’t have?It's okay; I buy a little auto station diesel dispensed into one of those small 1 gallon gas cans as a good way to thoroughly mix the correct amount of atomizer & fungicide before I top off the tank. I can get all the measurements, have my calculator at the ready and use a turkey baster that way. What's the formula? Let's see, 16 oz per 240 gallons in a 3/4 full 10 liter tank ....carry the 7....
The hard part is that the nozzle may need some finagling (fin nay gull ling) in order to dispense into a small can like that. But worth the effort, IMHO
There are both state and federal taxes on road diesel. Dyed diesel is exempt from the Federal taxes and typically either not taxed or taxed at a much lower rate at the state level.Diesel tax is federal not State - on road highway diesel which is straw yellow and undyed attracts $0.243 per gallon in Federal highway tax.
Off road and marine diesel is dyed red to make it easy to identify if it is found in an on road application.
Marinas here in the NE sell dyed diesel but at a price where the 0.243 tax is included so they make that as margin.
As for bio in diesel - the ASTM spec for #2 diesel allows 5% bio so it is most likely that you are getting bio regardless of whether you buy at a marina or a gas station.
Home heating oil - which is also dyed red for tax free purposes can have up to 20% bio so not to be recommended in a marine engine.
No, just that there are additives specifically for low use diesel engines like ours: a biocide to prevent growth and an atomizer to prevent water buildup.Are you saying that auto station diesel has additives that marina diesel doesn’t have?