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How are diesel oil inventories measured?
What is diesel fuel?
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Is diesel oil and diesel the same?
Diesel fuel is often referred to as "diesel oil" or "heavy oil". Do not confuse this with "engine oil for a diesel engine" which means "lubricating oil specially formulated for use in diesel engines". My first Ford Fiesta diesel's tax disc said - "Fuel - Heavy Oil". They've now realised that this term is anachronistic, and my latest tax disc reads "Fuel - Diesel". To be pedantic - Diesel fuel is an oil - Petrol is a spirit.
What happens if you use gasoline oil in a diesel engine?
There is not a whole lot of difference if you are using the oil in an older diesel engine. The diesel oil of today has special additives to combat the soot buildup in the oil from the EGR. The diesel oil will get dirty a lot sooner on the late model engines. A 15w40 for a gas engine can be used in a diesel.