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Blue tinge in diesel

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Hi, smart cdi 2005 in my family has been broken for a while so recently I have decided to poke around it to get it going. As I went through the fuel system and drained it, the diesel came out with a blue tinge to it. The car has been driven around Vancouver Canada for its time in our owner ship and has been mostly filled with shell V Power. Has the fuel gone wrong here?

 

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Different companies dye their fuels for Identification.   I'm not a Shell person, but I thought V Power was for gas engines not diesels. 

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Red dye used to be agricultural colour in England, don't know if it's the same here or not...? All I do know is don't get caught using it......lol

 

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diesel here looks yellow with a blue tinge

 

the red dye is for fuel oil...which is basically the same just marked to show it doesnt include the road tax and is for off road use only

 

edit..actually its probably more like clear but tinges and blue and yellow...

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I also thought dyed fuel was for agricultural purposes. Anyways I filled a jerry can with diesel and found it to be tinged blue and yellow. Guess there were no problems with the fuel. Thanks everyone!

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Off-road diesel, locally at least, usually has a blue or purple dye in it.

I've also had on-road diesel discolor when stored for long periods of time, however it usually turned to varying shades of green.

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+1 to LooseLugNuts.

 

Dyed fuel is *very* dyed.

 

Old fuel can grow bacteria; I don't know what color that is.

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