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Pipsfc

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Posted: 02/18/21 08:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the fuel information. I feel a lot better! We passed through the YT checkpoint and started the clock. We'll be leaving Whitehorse early in the morning to make it in time for our 24 hours. I'll be sure to get that fuel in Beaver Creek though. We're staying the night in Tok and then on to Anchorage after. Almost there! I'll post some pictures soon.

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Posted: 02/18/21 08:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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We're staying the night in Tok and then on to Anchorage after.

In 2019 we drove the road from Tok to Anchorage. The Tok Cutoff from Tok to Glenallen was terrible. We were on it during the summer, have no idea what it's like in the winter. Lots of frost heaves where it would pitch you all over the place. We spent the summer driving a lot over Alaska on some pretty rough rock roads. The Tok Cutoff was paved but it was one of the worst driving. We saw 2 roll overs taped off along the side of the road. Take it slow and stay awake. Also saw a number of critters along that stretch.


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Posted: 02/19/21 12:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

pipsfc....
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Wherever diesel fuel is sold in Canada for on-road applications, only ULSD may be sold. NOTE: Because Canada will not have 2 grades of on-road diesel fuel (unlike the U.S.) the Canadian regulations do not require that pumps be labeled.


Hope this info eases your mind on the ULSD thing. There is only ULSD sold at the pumps in Canada....the LSD labels you have seen must be years old. Canada had ULSD before the USA.

* This post was edited 02/19/21 01:35am by Z-Peller *


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Posted: 02/19/21 09:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Pipsfc wrote:

Thank you all! We made it to Liard Lodge safely last night. Today we trek to Whitehorse.

I have a question. Yesterday I was getting fuel at an ESSO station and realized I pumped 5 gal of LSD into my truck before I stopped it. I had about a half a tank already in the truck before accidently adding the the LSD and ended up going to another station that offered ULSD to finish filling it up. Will this LSD hurt anything? It seems that most places in the ALCAN offer only LSD, unless you're in a well established town/city.


You guys are gettin right along! Good to hear!

I'm about 99.5% certain that you were pumping ULSD and not LSD. Canada has had the same regs for fuel basically as the US, since 2006 or 2008, whenever the switch was made.
My guess is old pump stickers on the pumps out there in the boonies.


we dont have LSD in canada only ULSD. they totaly switched when the mandate came in.

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we dont have LSD in canada only ULSD. they totaly switched when the mandate came in.

Steve


To be overly pedantic, isn't all ULSD also LSD by definition? Less than 15 ppm sulfur is also less than 500 ppm sulphur....





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Hoping we get to see some great pictures!
Drive safe.
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DrewE wrote:

StirCrazy wrote:



we dont have LSD in canada only ULSD. they totaly switched when the mandate came in.

Steve


To be overly pedantic, isn't all ULSD also LSD by definition? Less than 15 ppm sulfur is also less than 500 ppm sulphur....


we switched from regular diesel to LSD in 2007, then we switched to ULSD in 2010. its possible some stations never changed the stickers , or that it was a Petro Canada gas station that still calls ULSD LSD on there web page, even though there is only ULSD in Canada.

the point is for the original poster is don't worry you are only going to get ULSD in Canada no matter what the pump says.

Steve

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Posted: 02/21/21 02:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wonder if pipsfc got there yet? been 3 days since his last post.
sounds like it has been quite a trip.


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Posted: 02/21/21 03:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking forward to hearing they arrived safely.

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He should definitely be in Anchorage by now if all went well since his last post. He did the leg work ahead of time, he should be good no matter what pops up.


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