[Vwdiesel] Re: dyeing fuel
jhsg at sk.sympatico.ca
Wed Aug 6 22:53:45 EDT 2003
They just have a bulb sucker like an antifreeze tester with a clear tube to
look at. If it's red, you are in trouble. If it's not, the revenue
collector looks surprised, and you drive away. In Saskatchewan, they just
pull them all over as part of a "safety blitz" which is codespeak for
revenue blitz, and if it's a diesel, it's just another thing to check. It
wouldn't bother me so much, but they look so gleeful when they are stuffing
the tester in...
As to fighting it in court, if the fuel is red, you are running untaxed fuel
and got caught. What's to fight?... other than how much the lawyer is
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> From: vwdiesel-admin at vwfans.com [mailto:vwdiesel-admin at vwfans.com]On
> Behalf Of greg rich
> Sent: Wednesday, August 06, 2003 8:23 AM
> To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
> Subject: [Vwdiesel] Re: dyeing fuel
> One would think it is not just a visual check, but a test for the dye. I
> always thought they would sample your fuel so any lingering untaxed fuel
> could be detected rather then just straight dyed fuel. I am sure
> if you got
> ticketed and disputed it they could actually test the fuel for dye
> chemically or it would not hold up in court. I am positive that
> the dye has
> certain properties that show once tested, it is more then just
> colouring. I
> have never seen testing personally and as a family we have driven diesels
> since 1975 (now we have 7!) in Ontario and Quebec. I am really surprised
> they would even know what cars to pull over! (so how do they know-or is
> there a sign saying all diesels pull over and you could ignore it?)
> Message: 15
> Date: Tue, 05 Aug 2003 23:00:44 -0600
> From: James Hansen <jhsg at sk.sympatico.ca>
> Subject: RE: [Vwdiesel] dyeing fuel
> To: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
> I get checked at least once a year by the local constabulary at roadside
> "safety" revenue generating checks. At 300 bucks a pop for red fuel in a
> road car, it's hardly worth getting caught.
> I do live in Saskatchewan, home of the tax and spenders, so the rcmp are
> just another branch of the provincial revenue generating machine... but
> politics aside, yeah I can count on getting tested once a year anyway.
> an agricultural area, and the cops eyes light up when they see a diesel
> probably driven by a farmer who has access to reduced tax fuel. (not
> btw) They asked about the blue stuff too- the 2 stroke oil.
> > > When is the last time you've ever had your fuel checked? Or know
> > anyone who
> > >has? Other than commercial truckers?
> > >
> > Our 94 TD was pulled over at a truck check near north bay a few
> > years ago.
> > The tank dipper commented on the blue color of the fuel, and
> nodded when
> > told about the 2-stroke oil (several qts in the trunk)
> > Hey, maybe that's the solution?
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