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Green Car Reports Newsletter Sign up to get the latest green car and environmental news, delivered to your inbox daily! Sign Up Today! The rationale behind the volume station is understandable—diesel, being closer to primordial ooze than gasoline, can have all sorts of unpleasant things happen to it if it sits.
Black algae growth, water contamination—the list goes on. So buying from a high-volume station at least improves the chances that you're getting fresh fuel. But is it good-quality fresh fuel?
That again, my friends, is a bit of a crapshoot. Europeans, who go through a ton of diesel, have the option of buying regular or premium diesel at many stations, just as we can get multiple grades of gasoline. The difference is in the additive package and the cetane number; higher cetane numbers up to a point mean the fuel burns more readily, helping higher-speed diesel engines—the kind we use in our passenger cars—run more effectively.
Europe gets diesel with a minimum cetane number of Hence the fuel additives favored by the Super Duty crowd. Canada French.
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