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    Typical Cetane levels at various gas stations

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    Love's 40
    Pilot 40
    Valero 40
    Sheetz 40
    Flying J 40
    Holiday Stations 40-43
    HESS 40-45
    Husky 40-45
    BP 40-42,47
    Exxon/Mobile 43-46
    Sunoco Gold 45-50
    Shell 46
    Sinclair 46
    PetroCanada 47-51
    ConocoPhillips through the 76 stations (California) 47-53
    Chevron 49-51
    BP (Amoco branded) 51
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    Would you mind explaining what cetane level means?

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    I thinks its like the octane measurement for diesel, with the higher number being "purer" and capable of making more power because they ignite sooner ofter being compressed. They call it a "shorter ignition delay" vs lower cetane fuel.

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    Slicktop's pretty close.

    Cetane is actually a measure of a fuel's ignition delay; the time period between the start of injection and start of combustion (ignition) of the fuel. In a particular diesel engine, higher cetane fuels will have shorter ignition delay periods than lower cetane fuels.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ronin Click here to enlarge
    Slicktop's pretty close.

    Cetane is actually a measure of a fuel's ignition delay; the time period between the start of injection and start of combustion (ignition) of the fuel. In a particular diesel engine, higher cetane fuels will have shorter ignition delay periods than lower cetane fuels.
    They are not required to list cetane levels? Seems like a fairly large variance across the brands.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    They are not required to list cetane levels? Seems like a fairly large variance across the brands.
    Diesel isn't regulated the same way petrol is. Just needs to have a minimum cetane level of 40. The other problem is that getting the cetane level doesn't use the same methodology as octane.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ronin Click here to enlarge
    Diesel isn't regulated the same way petrol is. Just needs to have a minimum cetane level of 40. The other problem is that getting the cetane level doesn't use the same methodology as octane.
    So do you prefer to fuel up with Chevron when you can?

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    Between Chevron and 76 stations. Both are the most conveniently located to me (but the 76 stations tend to be less expensive where I am).
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    Cool info, learn something new everyday.

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    I mostly see 40 everywhere. BUT, i didn't know about this ignition delay.
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