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Old 03-04-16, 11:44 AM   #1
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Where do I stand running a Lister CS on Red Diesel at a rally?

I know with vintage diesel tractors its a no no as its for pleasure so your suppose to pay out for white. is this the same for diesel stationary engines?


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Old 03-04-16, 11:55 AM   #2
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Excise duty only has to be paid on vehicles. As long as your CS is not propelling a vehicle you are free to use red.

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Old 03-04-16, 12:05 PM   #3
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Vehicles on the road:

The excise duty is for vehicles used on public roads and does not affect industrial engines not providing motive power. There are exemptions:

https://www.gov.uk/government/public...-road-vehicles

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I seem to remember a plan to tax Red Diesel & have individual users reclaim it.
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I'm told that Irish Diesel for farm use is green & if you mix it with red you get brown. Of course i'd never do anything like that.
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My mate runs his on red. Didn't know weather to clear the system out and start running on white.


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If you have access to red diesel and it is for the CS then use it.

I use white in the Ruston 1ZHR, but I don't have access to red diesel.

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I don't have and dont want a Diesel but I personally think that Red Diesel should be restricted to those it was created for Agricultural vehicles.

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I don't have and dont want a Diesel but I personally think that Red Diesel should be restricted to those it was created for Agricultural vehicles.

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Are our engines not agricultural then?
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Old 03-04-16, 02:46 PM   #10
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Do Diesel locomotives run on red or white? Red is used for a lot more than Agricultural, what about construction vehicles, quarrying equipment, power generation, LGV fridge units, standby power units in industry? We used red as standby fuel in the glass industry when "crude" wasn't available for whatever reason and for flushing the pipework out.
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