Will red dye harm
No. Red dye will not harm your tractor or
any other diesel-fueled equipment.
Do we pick up old
Yes, provided they are completely empty, in
good condition, with the 2” and ¾”
bungs in place.
Does unleaded gasoline
(old gasoline) varnish the fuel system more
than the old leaded gasoline used to?
How do I get rid of
By arrangement we can provide this service
for our customers if the used oil is placed
in a good, clean, used oil drum. Used oil
containing anti-freeze or other materials
cannot be accepted. If you have an EPA#, call
American Valley Waste Oil (800) 732-4645.
Small quantities can be disposed with the
County Hazardous Materials Division, depending
on the quantity.
How much gasoline
is lost through evaporation in overhead tanks?
Very little if the tank is painted aluminum
or white color. Dark, or black colored tanks
will lose more gasoline from evaporation.
All tanks will reduce evaporation rates if
placed in a shady spot, and leaving them in
the sun will maximize any evaporation.
Why is gasoline delivered
by bobtail tank trucks more expensive than
buying in town?
Because when you buy in town, you pay on the
spot with cash or credit card. When delivered
to your storage tank by bob-tail tank truck,
additional expense is incurred because of
the use of very expensive tank trucks, driver,
and credit expended for up to 30 days for
a much larger amount of money.
Why is diesel more
expensive than gasoline?
That is normally not the case. Diesel used
to be cheaper than gasoline, but one of the
reasons for the increase is that there is
now a higher road tax on diesel than gas,
and diesel is now in shorter supply than gasoline.
The supply situation is probably temporary.
Is branded gasoline
better than unbraded?
Usually. Branded gasoline normally contains
additives from the refinery that improves
performance in engines, whereas unbranded
gasoline usually does not. Additives increase
the cost of product, and unbranded gasoline
does not usually have these additives in the
effort to have cheaper gas to sell.
How long does gasoline
keep before it starts to break down?
Because of the tendency for gasoline to start
evaporating its lighter components, loss of
quality starts right away, but the process
takes place so slowly, it takes over a year
for it to become noticeable. Gasoline that
has been stored for 3 years or more should
not be used unless mixed with fresh fuel.
Gasoline stored for longer terms can cause
problems with a vehicles’s fuel system
by depositing a varnish that will coat the
system, making expensive repairs/cleaning
necessary before the engine will run again.
Dispel fuel, because it is more stable than
gasoline in storage, can be stored much longer
than gas before deterioration occurs.
Is there a difference
between different brands of gasoline if the
octane ratings are the same?
No. Not really. The advertising tries to infer
that there is, and many companies use different
additives than others, and these companies
get all the advertising mileage they can from
this, but the actual performance difference,
if any, is very slight.
How do I know which
octane gasoline to use if I cannot find my
One way to find out is trial and error. If
your car engine “pings” when increasing
speed, it is from “pre-ignition”
caused by too low an octane. Go to the next
octane level. As long as your engine does
not “ping” at any time, you are
probably using the correct octane. Most engines
today are designed to run “Regular”
grade of gasoline, unless you have a “high
performance” engine – and lacking
an owner’s manual, a discussion with
a reliable mechanic can be helpful.