This guy...for offroad diesel. I’ve received a lot of speeding tickets, but no cop ever looked to see if I had untaxed diesel in my car.
How sbout you?
It's not that loud - especially if you're pulled over on the side of the interstate (highway patrol/state police tend to be more about checking for tax-free diesel, in my experience), and I still wouldn't put it by someone that isn't "into cars" to know what that distinct sounds means. Could just be a noisy valvetrain for all they know. I mean, I tend to turn my car off when pulled over anyway. It's one less thing for them to worry about.Unless they are deaf the Diesel has an unmistakable clatter a gasser does not have.
I am using taxed diesel from the pumps. Never used offroad diesel or gasoline my whole life. Maybe you shouldn’t jump to false conclusions, when there’s no evidence.If you didnt get so many speeding tickets, you could afford real diesel fuel instead of braking a BS tax law!
The new Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) cars also make a clatter noise. It’s funny because diesels like Chevy Cruze Gen2 have become quiet, where you can barely hear them, but gassers have become noiser.Unless they are deaf the Diesel has an unmistakable clatter a gasser does not have.
Then why ask. Your implications say otherwise.Police dipping tanks? Interesting. I thought diesel cars had a “sight glass” to see the colored fuel. Quick and easy.
I am using taxed diesel from the pumps. Never used offroad diesel or gasoline my whole life. Maybe you shouldn’t jump to false conclusions, when there’s no evidence.
Here's a TDI you don't want to see in your rearview mirror! TDIclub forum member Baycop's 06 TDI.Some cops are smarter than what you think, if one of them happens to own a TDI or TSI model they would know the difference.
Not true, depending on the state.To the letter of the law, unless the cop has suspicion and reason to check, they can not just pull you over for this reason. Unless you have red flowing out of the fuel door, it would be against our federal laws to dip check without a valid reason like seeing you fill up with it or something.
Getting pulled over for speeding or anything else is not reason to dip check.
As far as I understood things on this, it's usually a case of a up and up mechanic reporting it when found.
I agree with you. The guy I'm talking about wouldn't think twice about gaming the system, or spreading a little BS.anyone getting caught doing this deserves the fines. that's all this is, a money game.
if you seriously can't afford the drive with paying your road tax on fuel, or think that its ok to try and skirt the law/cheat the system......... you might want to reevaluate your life!
I am glad there are mechanics in this country with that level of civic duty.As in, if you ever have a mechanic change a fuel filter and they find some red, they will turn you in.