Diesel fuel, the fuel of choice for most of this country’s transportation and boating industries, is more prone than gasoline to problems with incomplete combustion, deposits, and poor emissions. You can get red dye and clear diesel in Toronto and Whitby via Lambert Oil.
Deposits on injectors, valves,s and combustion chambers can all have negative effects on vehicle/& boat performance. Diesel fuel of the ultra-low sulfur variety has far less natural lubricity than before, and all #2 diesel fuels have the potential for cold weather gelling problems.
The tendency to store diesel fuel leads to the potential for oxidative breakdown, build-up of harmful water in the storage tank, and microbial infestation of the fuel supply, which necessitates the use of a biocide to eliminate the infection.
Diesel fuel powers most of this country’s over-the-road transportation, rail, and large marine fleets (as well as many pleasure boats). In Europe, diesel cars are more common than here in the States. To be sure, diesel does offer advantages over gasoline as a vehicle fuel.
Diesel engines tend to be more efficient, relying on compression ignition than spark ignition. They last longer as well, which is part of the reason they are universally preferred for large industrial applications.