From fuel life to getting the most out of a tank, our Car Doctor can help.
Truck diesel is the same as regular diesel, however there is a very good reason for you to not use these pumps. Most pumps labelled as being for trucks are high-flow, meaning the nozzle is likely to be too wide to fit in your vehicle’s fuel filler neck.
Secondly, as it has been designed to fill high capacity truck tanks, the diesel will come out of the pump much more quickly than a pump designed for light vehicles.
For both reasons we would recommend sticking to the regular pumps for light vehicles.
While the information provided by your vehicle’s trip computer is always indicative, generally this information is reasonably reliable. However, the vehicle’s instantaneous fuel consumption will vary as the loads on the engine change. Even in cruise control, as the vehicle seeks to maintain speed as the road conditions change, it is likely you will see changes in instantaneous fuel consumption.