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Old 01-06-2018, 12:52 PM   #51
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Just back from Baja 1-1-18. Driving a 2016 4x4.

At current, ultra low sulphur (ultra bajo) is available south to Villa Jesus y Maria. Just north of Guerrero Negro.

As stated above, most fuel in Baja Norte comes from the US. In Baja Sur, It's sourced from mainland Mex.

South to Cabo is only low sulphur. I have anecdotal reports of running that with no problems.
I however, took 25 gallons with me from VJM. I mixed 50/50 while south of there.

No problems at all.

All other reports of US spec vehicles having any issues come from extended low speed, low temp operation. (poking around town, sitting in traffic, etc.)

For extended trips, take your own DEF. I saw none for sale in Mex.
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Old 04-26-2018, 10:35 PM   #52
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1st hand experience with a 2013 Sprinter: 3rd Year in a row in Mexico... This time the van was in southern Baja from November to April. I will post on this thread if we have any DPF or SCR/emission related issues. All we use is Diesel Power Solutions Cetane Boost on the tank about every month or so. I could be doing everything wrong, but so far the van runs great at 55K miles on the engine. There was a rumor around town that there was ULSD at a station in La Paz but I never confirmed it or fueled up at the station. It seems there are a LOT of stories but few recent 1st hand experiences from members about fuel in Baja causing issues.
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Old 04-27-2018, 03:47 PM   #53
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Is this the Diesel Power Solutions you are using?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/03080-06-Po...sAAOSw-SBaqxsg
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Old 04-27-2018, 05:39 PM   #54
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Is this the Diesel Power Solutions you are using?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/03080-06-Po...sAAOSw-SBaqxsg
Yes I get it in a smaller container. Be careful not to breathe any fumes and to store it carefully because it's pretty nasty smelling stuff.

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