Truck Wurx

Thanks Thanks:  2
Likes Likes:  21
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Diesel Brand Matters

  1. Top Of Page | #1
    myronbilliot's Avatar

    User Info Menu

    Diesel Brand Matters

    I have experimented with different brands of diesel and determined that my truck, 2019 stock RAM 2500 Laramie 4x4, likes Walmart diesel best. When I fill up at Walmart, I average 23+ MPG and can go 600+ miles on 29 gallons. When I fill up anywheres else, my MPG drops to under 22 and struggle to get 550 miles on the same 29 gallons. I do have a 31 gallon tank but only take it down to 29. One other thing I noticed, the DEF fluid last longer and the miles between full regens is over 1200. I have a daily commute of 75 miles one way, about 40 thru 40 - 55 mph zones and 35 on the interstate at 70+.


  2. Thanks watersupply189 thanked for this post
    Likes watersupply189 liked this post
  3. Top Of Page | #2
    TexNeck's Avatar

    User Info Menu

    Re: Diesel Brand Matters

    Quote Originally Posted by myronbilliot View Post
    I have experimented with different brands of diesel and determined that my truck, 2019 stock RAM 2500 Laramie 4x4, likes Walmart diesel best. When I fill up at Walmart, I average 23+ MPG and can go 600+ miles on 29 gallons. When I fill up anywheres else, my MPG drops to under 22 and struggle to get 550 miles on the same 29 gallons. I do have a 31 gallon tank but only take it down to 29. One other thing I noticed, the DEF fluid last longer and the miles between full regens is over 1200. I have a daily commute of 75 miles one way, about 40 thru 40 - 55 mph zones and 35 on the interstate at 70+.
    How many miles on your truck?

    2013 Ram 2500 QCLB 4x4 -Fender Flares-2.5'' Level-35x12.50x20 ToyoAT2 -DRD Tuned - 4” Flo Pro w 30” FTE Resonator, 6x18 Pypes tip, Replacement Bumper, Amp Power Steps, 30'' Light Bar, AMP rear Step, Train Horns, Onboard Air, Hot wife + Car Seat Mods.
    John 3:16 - Philippians 4:13
    OFFROAD USE ONLY

  4. Likes watersupply189, myronbilliot liked this post
  5. Top Of Page | #3
    myronbilliot's Avatar

    User Info Menu

    Re: Diesel Brand Matters

    I hate to admit but only 12000 miles. A lot for 2 and a half months.


  6. Thanks watersupply189 thanked for this post
    Likes watersupply189 liked this post
  7. Top Of Page | #4
    Old ... But Still Here ! AnOldBiker's Avatar

    User Info Menu

    Re: Diesel Brand Matters

    Unless its a brand name with a refinery in 300 miles of it, its more than likely from a spot market blender company. Since your truck likes the WallyWorld fuel, stay with it. But getting roughly 1+ difference, that isn't bad. Took my old truck over 20k before I was getting better mpg's.



    Jim


    2006 ~ 2500HD, Big Horn Edition, 5.9, 4x4, Q/Cab, 48RE, L/B, 3.73, S&B CAI & Snout, ProFlo 5" S/S exhaust, Smarty Touch, Oil ByPass Kit, 60 gal main tank, 110 gallon in-bed tank, XX-Fuel System, Coolant Bypass Kit, Mag-Hytec front & rear end covers and trans pan, 285 x 70 x 17

    "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States, where men 'were' free." ~ Ronald Regan

  8. Likes myronbilliot, watersupply189, SyN liked this post
  9. Top Of Page | #5
    TexNeck's Avatar

    User Info Menu

    Re: Diesel Brand Matters

    Quote Originally Posted by AnOldBiker View Post
    Unless its a brand name with a refinery in 300 miles of it, its more than likely from a spot market blender company. Since your truck likes the WallyWorld fuel, stay with it. But getting roughly 1+ difference, that isn't bad. Took my old truck over 20k before I was getting better mpg's.
    Break in was what I was thinking about- I’ve never been the one to do it but I was wondering if mpg would fluctuate much

    2013 Ram 2500 QCLB 4x4 -Fender Flares-2.5'' Level-35x12.50x20 ToyoAT2 -DRD Tuned - 4” Flo Pro w 30” FTE Resonator, 6x18 Pypes tip, Replacement Bumper, Amp Power Steps, 30'' Light Bar, AMP rear Step, Train Horns, Onboard Air, Hot wife + Car Seat Mods.
    John 3:16 - Philippians 4:13
    OFFROAD USE ONLY

  10. Likes watersupply189 liked this post
  11. Top Of Page | #6
    cumminsdieselfreak's Avatar

    User Info Menu

    Re: Diesel Brand Matters

    Quote Originally Posted by myronbilliot View Post
    I have experimented with different brands of diesel and determined that my truck, 2019 stock RAM 2500 Laramie 4x4, likes Walmart diesel best. When I fill up at Walmart, I average 23+ MPG and can go 600+ miles on 29 gallons. When I fill up anywheres else, my MPG drops to under 22 and struggle to get 550 miles on the same 29 gallons. I do have a 31 gallon tank but only take it down to 29. One other thing I noticed, the DEF fluid last longer and the miles between full regens is over 1200. I have a daily commute of 75 miles one way, about 40 thru 40 - 55 mph zones and 35 on the interstate at 70+.
    Out of curiosity, what others brands were you using?

    Current: 2018 2500 G56 Off Road. 2.5" RC Leveling Kit W/ 35" Cooper AT3 XLT. LUND Camper Cover W/ Thule Roof Rack. DRD Happy. AFE Magnum Stage 2 Intake. 5" Stainless Exhaust. Lost Some Weight At 920 Miles. Amsoil 5w-40 Signature Series & Amsoil Oil Filter @ 1,300 Miles.
    Sold: 2013, 2007.5, 2007, 2006, 2002, 2000
    For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved - Romans 10:13 KJV

  12. Likes watersupply189 liked this post
  13. Top Of Page | #7
    SyN's Avatar

    User Info Menu

    Re: Diesel Brand Matters

    While on this subject: Do any of you Gents know the % of stations around this country that incorporates some small amount of Bio-Diesel into their regular diesel tanks?

    I normally fill up at the Loves Truck Stop (6 blocks away) - due to its New & Close by & everything is kept extremely clean.
    I've read where Loves Country Stores (ALL) mix @ least 10% bio into their normal diesel fuel.
    (In some locations maybe a larger %)
    Though there is no mention of this @ the pumps here.

    Can anyone shed some light on this?
    Thanks!

    The -JUDGE-
    2017 2500 Bighorn CC/SB 6.7L- 4WD - Anti-Slip w/3:42
    Oil: -Triax- ESP 15W-40 & 5W-40 combo w/FG-LF16035
    68RFE & BW44-46 & PS: -Triax- Global Synthetic ATF
    Frontend & Rearend: -Triax- Synergy Gear MAX 75W-90
    Fuel Additives: 8oz Schaeffers SoyShield
    Mileage: 7240

  14. Likes watersupply189, myronbilliot liked this post
  15. Top Of Page | #8
    RamIt's Avatar

    User Info Menu

    Re: Diesel Brand Matters

    Quote Originally Posted by myronbilliot View Post
    I have experimented with different brands of diesel and determined that my truck, 2019 stock RAM 2500 Laramie 4x4, likes Walmart diesel best. When I fill up at Walmart, I average 23+ MPG and can go 600+ miles on 29 gallons. When I fill up anywheres else, my MPG drops to under 22 and struggle to get 550 miles on the same 29 gallons. I do have a 31 gallon tank but only take it down to 29. One other thing I noticed, the DEF fluid last longer and the miles between full regens is over 1200. I have a daily commute of 75 miles one way, about 40 thru 40 - 55 mph zones and 35 on the interstate at 70+.
    How are you averaging economy that high? I have the same truck and my ABSOLUTE best was 16mpg pure highway on (450 miles to the tank, filled up at somewhere between 1/8 and 1/4 tank). Rolling average right now with my daily commute is 14.2mpg across a 30mile round trip that is 95% highway. My 4th gen never saw anywhere near the MPGs you're seeing until it was tuned. Stock form it averaged the exact same as this truck...14-16MPG.


  16. Likes watersupply189, AK Bob, myronbilliot liked this post
  17. Top Of Page | #9
    Old ... But Still Here ! AnOldBiker's Avatar

    User Info Menu

    Re: Diesel Brand Matters

    Quote Originally Posted by SyN View Post
    While on this subject: Do any of you Gents know the % of stations around this country that incorporates some small amount of Bio-Diesel into their regular diesel tanks?

    I normally fill up at the Loves Truck Stop (6 blocks away) - due to its New & Close by & everything is kept extremely clean.
    I've read where Loves Country Stores (ALL) mix @ least 10% bio into their normal diesel fuel.
    (In some locations maybe a larger %)
    Though there is no mention of this @ the pumps here.

    Can anyone shed some light on this?
    Thanks!


    I use Loves, Pilot and Flying J on cross country trips. Called Pilot and Loves and was told if the diesel had Bio, the pumps will be labeled. And you can also ask the attendant ( I question this ). And the law states if anything is added, such as Bio, this and the percentage must be listed.

    Note: not all stations and diesel has Bio, so you could be in an area that doesn't sell blended diesel. (In my area, there are 4 stations that sells non-Bio diesel.)



    Jim


    2006 ~ 2500HD, Big Horn Edition, 5.9, 4x4, Q/Cab, 48RE, L/B, 3.73, S&B CAI & Snout, ProFlo 5" S/S exhaust, Smarty Touch, Oil ByPass Kit, 60 gal main tank, 110 gallon in-bed tank, XX-Fuel System, Coolant Bypass Kit, Mag-Hytec front & rear end covers and trans pan, 285 x 70 x 17

    "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States, where men 'were' free." ~ Ronald Regan

  18. Likes watersupply189, SyN, myronbilliot liked this post
  19. Top Of Page | #10
    SyN's Avatar

    User Info Menu

    Re: Diesel Brand Matters

    OldBiker!
    Here in my area - I have not seen any diesel pumps that state may contain up too 10-15% Bio.
    I figure it would be a good thing for Lubricity & Cleaning but not for cetane/power/mpg.

    Dam stuff might not play well with the DPF either.

    @ Myron - your doing extremely well achieving 23mpg.
    Over the last 4 fill ups - I'm averaging 18mpg.

    The -JUDGE-
    2017 2500 Bighorn CC/SB 6.7L- 4WD - Anti-Slip w/3:42
    Oil: -Triax- ESP 15W-40 & 5W-40 combo w/FG-LF16035
    68RFE & BW44-46 & PS: -Triax- Global Synthetic ATF
    Frontend & Rearend: -Triax- Synergy Gear MAX 75W-90
    Fuel Additives: 8oz Schaeffers SoyShield
    Mileage: 7240

  20. Likes watersupply189 liked this post
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •