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Old 02-26-2012, 03:10 PM
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Heading down south over spring break for a surf trip. Is the diesel down in Mex ok? I may be wrong but from what i have heard the fuel may actually be better than what we have here in CA?
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It's fine. Be aware that if you head to really obscure places, particularly farther south, diesel gets harder to find the farther you get from Mex 1. Top up in bigger places like Vizcaino.
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:29 PM
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heading to scorpion bay so yes... im gonna top off every chance i get.
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i heard of ****ty diesel in mex buy a good aftermarket filter kit with a LARGE WATER SEPERATOR
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:28 PM
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Mexico sells low sulfur diesel... the good stuff! Mexico also has lots and lots of big semi trucks, towing double trailers. I've driven thousands of miles in Mexico, and have only seen a few broken down trucks, and they were old and junky looking. I don't think you'll have an issue with the diesel. We've never had an issue with the gasoline in Mexico.
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Old 02-26-2012, 09:31 PM
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The quality of diesel down in mex is much higher in sulphate content. Who knows how clean the tanks are tho.
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so if the diesel is low sulfur vs ulsd here could i maybe see better fuel economy?
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Carry an extra filter and you will be fine. Do fill up every chance you get, you never know when you will find a station that is out of fuel or doesn't have power to run the pumps.
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so if the diesel is low sulfur vs ulsd here could i maybe see better fuel economy?
Possibly, don't expect miracles but it will help a bit.

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Carry an extra filter and you will be fine. Do fill up every chance you get, you never know when you will find a station that is out of fuel or doesn't have power to run the pumps.
^^^ ditto. Use the major truck stops when possible and you will be fine. Maybe bring a 5 gallon jug of fuel just in case it hits the fan.
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Use the major truck stops when possible
Every station in Mexico is a Pemex and they're ran by the government...
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