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    Default Diesel. Regular or Premium?

    Any thoughts on whether it is worth the extra cost to use premium instead of regular diesel? We have the latest model Hilux.

    Having looked on the web my understanding is that premium diesel is the same as regular but with some added cleaning agents. My inclination is to use premium every now and again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
    Any thoughts on whether it is worth the extra cost to use premium instead of regular diesel? We have the latest model Hilux.

    Having looked on the web my understanding is that premium diesel is the same as regular but with some added cleaning agents. My inclination is to use premium every now and again.
    are you in the DR? if you are, i am not sure that the purported cleaning benefits actually exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the gorgon View Post
    are you in the DR?
    I will be in the DR next week.

    i am not sure that the purported cleaning benefits actually exist.
    I did wonder that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian View Post
    Any thoughts on whether it is worth the extra cost to use premium instead of regular diesel? We have the latest model Hilux.

    Having looked on the web my understanding is that premium diesel is the same as regular but with some added cleaning agents. My inclination is to use premium every now and again.
    In the USA, yes, in the DR; it doesn't matter as the gas quality is as bad in any octane.

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    They tell me that the regular diesel is dirtier than the premium...

    I was using 50/50 before

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    I switch back and forth, and throw in an additive every 5 tanks or so. Never notice a difference.

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    In other countries, I read that there isn’t enough difference to justify a higher price except for the really hi octane.

    In RD , I’m not so sure...

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    Isn't the difference sulfur content and cetane?

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    Thanks to everyone for their comments. I think I will continue to use premium every now and again.

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    Premium should smell and look cleaner.makes my truck run better.

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