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Old 07-12-2011, 03:18 AM   #21
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Default Re: Fuel in Mexico

I hope you find your Oysters Richard. Maybe if you close your eyes and......

On with the topic now;

I'd like to hear from some NCV3 owner/driver, Baja cruisers that can dispel the fuel myths that abound here.
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Old 07-12-2011, 04:07 PM   #22
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My scangauge is happy to provide that info ... where can i find a 20% grade?
(my *guess* is that i hit a peak of about 48 liters per hour in "stressed" situations)
But that's for a T1N. I'm sure NCV3s are thirstier...

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The most I can consume is somewhere shy of 34 liters per hour and only for a very, very brief number of seconds (like maybe 3).

I forget where the 20% grade is now, but 20% is what one of the control modules reported to StarMOBILE during these tests, which I ran to determine the minimum additional fuel filter capacity. I ended up with a 57 liter per hour, 100 psi rated Racor 110A with the 2 micron 11s filter medium. I bought enough 2 micron filters for about 200,000 miles.


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Old 11-21-2011, 04:54 AM   #23
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I looked under a mexican NCV3 last April and it did not have a DPF.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:10 PM   #24
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Lots of info out there for sure, this too. Still no difinative answer.

http://bajagoodlife.com/2011/08/20/t...lable-on-baja/
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:03 PM   #25
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I'll be heading to Bahia de Concepción in Baja next month, and since I've run into the same brick wall of definite information, will bring first hand info on my experience with an NCV3 Sprinter down there.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:00 PM   #26
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I looked at a Pemex diesel pump yesterday at a station about 1200 miles down the west coast of the mainland. There was nothing posted on it, or anywhere nearby to indicate ULSD (ultra low sulfur diesel). This was on the main west coast highway in the area.

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Old 01-15-2013, 06:21 PM   #27
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Lots of info out there for sure, this too. Still no difinative answer.

http://bajagoodlife.com/2011/08/20/t...lable-on-baja/
Maybe try:
http://bajagoodlife.com/travel-is-ul...lable-on-baja/

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Old 01-15-2013, 07:30 PM   #28
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We (Custom Spooling) have several customers with NCV3 Sprinters who frequently visit Mexico. They installed our DPF Delete Tune as a precaution to prevent fouling their DPF on Pemex diesel fuel. I've received positive feedback from these customers with regard to the performance and reliability of our tunes. Installing our tune involves removing the filter element from the DPF canister. This is not reversible and is not legal for public road use in the USA. Our tuning kit for 2007-2009 NCV3 Sprinter is $1125, not including DPF canister modification. The kit includes a flash tool and a performance tune as well as an economy tune. Contact me, peter@customspooling.com for more info.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:07 PM   #29
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In researching this ULSD in post 2006 I came across this article which seems to shed some light on the issue. I hope it helps.

http://www.writeslice.com/RVing-in-M...to-Mexico.html
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Old 01-20-2013, 02:11 AM   #30
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Many gas station don't have diesel, but the quality of the fuel should be ok, DHL, FedEx and many smaller bus companies use Sprinters of all ages without any problems.
I looked under a late model Mexican registered NCV3 style VW Crafter in Puerto Vallarta about a year ago and I could not see a DPF. I think it's likely that's why late model Sprinters can drive around Mexico without any problems...
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