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Old 06-18-2007, 09:15 PM
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Default weight of 1 gallon of diesel

anybody know this. I always guess at 7 pounds/gallon. I was very close on weight the other day and almost out of fuel. Just wondering if anybody knows the accurate weight of diesel.
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:17 PM
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The rule of thumb is 8# / gallon.
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Old 06-18-2007, 09:18 PM
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I think it's 8.2?
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:14 PM
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#2 fuel oil (which I deliver) weighs approximately 7.2 pounds per gallon. Red dyed diesel fuel sometimes is rebranded as #2 fuel oil (heating oil) because the specs overlap. I assume the weight is very close.
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:17 PM
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I was told 7.2 lbs. I know it's under 8 but figure on 8 lbs per gallon to be safe as Ridge said because the weight can change between summer and winter months and other factors that are above my head.

Twi, water is 8.3 lbs :wink:
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:20 PM
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Yeah, I just asked someone here....I stand corrected. 8)
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Old 06-18-2007, 10:42 PM
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All the info anyone would ever want to know about diesel fuel. :lol:

http://dodgeram.org/tech/dsl/FAQ/diesel_fuel.htm
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Doesnt it depend on the temperatureas to the actual weight?
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Old 06-19-2007, 02:13 AM
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I always figured for 7#s a gallon but I guess I figured wrong. It was close enough though
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Old 06-19-2007, 07:17 AM
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I always guessed it was about 8 lbs a gallon.
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