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There is no fuel quality sensor on this engine. An engine cannot tell the difference between red or green fuel. The properties of the fuel are the same except for the dye color.
 

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looking to find out if there is any sensor on the 3.0 that recognizes "red diesel?" check engine light on
Welcome to the forum. If you are using Died Diesel, you must have other trucks and equipment around. Have you seen this issue on any other truck?
 

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My question was is the ED 3.0 used exclusively on a farm? If not, don't be running that fuel in the truck on the road..
 

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Can't speak for your area, but around here they check pickups, espesically ones with farm plates. If they find even a drop of die you don't move the truck from that spot. Don't know what the fine is, but just the work to remove every tiny trace of the die would be extremely costly. Probably new tank who knows what else. All that to save a few cents to a gallon. Not worth it for me.
 

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Back to the original post, OP got an engine light when he used died diesel. It sounds like a coincidence. Whether you would do it or not is an interesting debate but it's not the question.

OP, after you get that light checked and turned off, we'd like to know if the issue was the fuel or something else.
 

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Off road diesel may be a problem in the Ecodiesel, because it contains more sulfur than diesel #2 . The Ecodiesel requires low sulfur diesel to prevent emission system problems.
 

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Off road diesel may be a problem in the Ecodiesel, because it contains more sulfur than diesel #2 . The Ecodiesel requires low sulfur diesel to prevent emission system problems.
I believe you are incorrect. Read the following. Of course this may only apply to the U.S. as its per EPA requirements.

Nonroad Diesel Fuel

The following sulfur requirements are applicable to Nonroad, Locomotive and Marine (NRLM) fuels, with the exception of heavy fuel oils (HFO) used in Category 2 and Category 3 marine diesel engines.

500 ppm*- Sulfur limit of 500 ppm became effective in June 2007 for nonroad, locomotive and marine fuels.15 ppm*- Sulfur limit of 15 ppm (ULSD) becomes effective in June 2010 for nonroad fuel, and in June 2012 for locomotive and marine fuels. ULSD has been legislated for nonroad engines to enable advanced emission control systems for meeting the Tier 4 nonroad emission standards.For additional information, see the*US Nonroad Emissions page
 

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I believe you are incorrect. Read the following. Of course this may only apply to the U.S. as its per EPA requirements.

Nonroad Diesel Fuel

The following sulfur requirements are applicable to Nonroad, Locomotive and Marine (NRLM) fuels, with the exception of heavy fuel oils (HFO) used in Category 2 and Category 3 marine diesel engines.

500 ppm*- Sulfur limit of 500 ppm became effective in June 2007 for nonroad, locomotive and marine fuels.15 ppm*- Sulfur limit of 15 ppm (ULSD) becomes effective in June 2010 for nonroad fuel, and in June 2012 for locomotive and marine fuels. ULSD has been legislated for nonroad engines to enable advanced emission control systems for meeting the Tier 4 nonroad emission standards.For additional information, see the*US Nonroad Emissions page
Good catch, you are correct. I am just a few years behind the times.... but I could say that I was correct.
 

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Because gas is almost impossible to find here I have always run diesels so when I decided to buy a new truck I contacted ram customer service and was transferred a couple times but the end result was yes its ok to run died diesel and even got a call number for the service manager to refer to incase there is a fuel issue but if the fuel has contaminates in it the warranty will not cover repairs,that also goes for clear fuel you get at the pumps. The one problem you will run into sooner or later is the cops checking a fuel sample from your truck if it's died you need to have a farm as the reason for the colour is there is no road tax on it. It's main use is for stationary engines,farm or construction vehicles. I'm not suppose to run it either and some oil company's out here are recognizing the fact that we need a small amount here in the middle of no ware so clear is becoming more and more available.

Randy
 
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