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Title: Diesel fuel in Mexico
Post by: jeffrapp on November 10, 2014, 03:28:01 PM
Hi, I'm a newbie to the forum.
I have a 2015 Mercedes Sprinter based Prism turbo diesel which requires #2 (ulsd) diesel.
I want to go to Baja California Mexico, and have heard various contradictory accounts of whether that fuel is available in Baja.
Does anyone have definitive/first hand knowledge of this situation, specifically whether or not the fuel is available, and if not, whether a few tankfuls will be harmful. We intend to travel almost all the way down the peninsula.
Thanks in advance.
Title: Re: Diesel fuel in Mexico
Post by: Molaker on November 10, 2014, 10:14:46 PM
I don't know the answer to your question, just wanted to remind you to take some DEF...just in case.
Title: Re: Diesel fuel in Mexico
Post by: SargeW on November 10, 2014, 11:35:52 PM
The last I heard, LSD was available, but USLD was not. I cannot say for certain, but I do know that in a newer motor, use of LSD instead of USLD can cause some major fowling problems to the point it may not run.  Some others will chime in here soon.
Title: Re: Diesel fuel in Mexico
Post by: Sr Fox on November 11, 2014, 07:37:06 AM
I was told recently that USLD was only available on the main route to Mexico City and in the Guadalajara area.  It is not available here in Puerto Vallarta yet.
Title: Re: Diesel fuel in Mexico
Post by: Sprucegum on November 11, 2014, 09:42:42 AM
Isn't there an additive you can buy to help offset the fouling?
Title: Re: Diesel fuel in Mexico
Post by: Howard Kelly on November 11, 2014, 11:37:24 AM
enquire at this site  www.ontheroadin.com 
Title: Re: Diesel fuel in Mexico
Post by: moisheh on November 15, 2014, 05:34:15 PM
You will not find any pumps labeled with ULSD. Even the so called LSD can be very high in sulfur To make matters worse Mexico has  not passed any regs requiring trucks to have low emission equipment. No DPF's and no SCA.