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post #1 of 12 Old 05-07-2010, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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Mexican Diesel Fuel

Anybody have information on whether a 7.3L and 6.0L can use Mexican LSD fuel without causing problems? I live in Baja Mexico and would like to get a F250 4x4. But before I buy I want to make sure Mexican fuel won't be an issue. I can get Ultra Low Diesel only occasionally. What suggestions does anyone have for a model-year and engine combo?
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Both the 6.0 and 7.3 were designed to run on LSD, not this ULSD crap that we are forced to use in the states. I had a 150ga tank built with intentions of filling up in Tecate, and have had no issue with the fuel there, Santa Rosalia, Mulige, Gueronegro or Sanquintin. Probably butchered the spelling on those. Just stick to the stations that pump a lot of fuel, carry a spare filter just in case and you should be fine with either motor.

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Great info. Thanks. I was spending my time trying to find a 7.3L but seems like people hang on to those. They're hard to find with less than 250K miles. But...with your info to go on, I found a nice 2006 350 6.0L in San Diego for $18,000. Thanks again for your help.
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I think you will be fine, there is more diesels in MX, than we have in the states. I have used a lot of it on trips and never changed a fuel filter early. Like JS said be sure to buy from stations that have high volume sales.
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I think you will be fine, there is more diesels in MX, than we have in the states. I have used a lot of it on trips and never changed a fuel filter early. Like JS said be sure to buy from stations that have high volume sales.
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Question No. 2 Diesel

I have a somewhat related question about my 2009 6.4L Powerstroke. I was in a small town this weekend and there was no Ultra Low Sulfur fuel available, only the No. 2 diesel. Is the No. 2 diesel low sulfur diesel (vs. ultra low?) I only bought 15 gallons, enough to get me back home. Other than a regen at only 150 miles, it seemed to be okay. My question is: Is it okay to use the No. 2 diesel that seems to be the only thing available in some of the small towns here in Idaho? Will it cause any long term effects on the engine?


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I have a somewhat related question about my 2009 6.4L Powerstroke. I was in a small town this weekend and there was no Ultra Low Sulfur fuel available, only the No. 2 diesel. Is the No. 2 diesel low sulfur diesel (vs. ultra low?) I only bought 15 gallons, enough to get me back home. Other than a regen at only 150 miles, it seemed to be okay. My question is: Is it okay to use the No. 2 diesel that seems to be the only thing available in some of the small towns here in Idaho? Will it cause any long term effects on the engine?
#2 is ULSD standard, what is is that your getting at home? im curious now...

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i went to mexico on my truck a couple of times, never had a problem on my 6 liter, I know a truck driver that smugle's diesel an sell it on this side,
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Took a trip down to southern Mexico last winter, no problems whatsoever running on Pemex diesel.


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#2 is ULSD standard, what is is that your getting at home? im curious now...
This is my first diesel and I have less than 1K miles on the truck. The weekend was our first foray towing our 5er. Anyway, all I know is that here at home (near Boise, Idaho) it is only called Ultra Low Sulfur diesel. What I bought in the small town was labeled as No. 2 diesel and I wasn't sure if there was a difference. Thanks for getting back to me.


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