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Old 12-01-2022, 02:15 PM   #1
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Diesel for Sprinter: #2 ULSD

Our last trip was very confusing with all the different diesel stickers we saw in Oregon & California. Fortunately, I drove around until I found diesel #2. I found this brochure from Mercedes which gives a great explanation on why we should only use diesel #2. Particularly, look at the stickers on page 8. I wish somebody would develop an ap or website that lists gas stations that have diesel #2, rather than just list diesel price and not knowing what kind of diesel they sell.

http://www.sprinter-rv.com/wp-conten...iesel_rev5.pdf
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Old 12-01-2022, 05:35 PM   #2
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Page 10 is also interesting: "Recommendations for a Vehicle with Extended Storage Periods"
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Old 12-01-2022, 06:05 PM   #3
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So what types of diesel did you see? #2 is the most common and found most everywhere, #1 is for cold weather, and both can contain up to 5% biodiesel with no sticker or indicator at the pump. Occasionally I will see B10/15/20, but it is a rarity where I travel, and definitely not the only diesel available at the pumps when I do see it. Just curious what you were seeing.
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Old 12-01-2022, 08:45 PM   #4
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For the most part depending on the time of year you will be getting a blend of #1 and #2. The colder the weather means more #1 to prevent gelling. So if you want to stick with #2 only be prepared to stay away from temperatures of 32 or below.
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Old 12-02-2022, 01:19 PM   #5
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NM Wildcat: In CA and OR, most of the diesel was biomass based diesel and just about every time I had to drive to 2 or 3 gas stations to find #2. When I got to 1/2 tank, I started looking so that I would not be forced to use biomass or biodiesel over 5%. On our way home we drove through NM, I 40 & I 25 and I had no problem in finding #2.
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Old 12-02-2022, 01:21 PM   #6
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Oregon has turned into an odd state.
I drove through Portland this summer. The grocery stores only had automated checkers. There were plug ins for EVs all over. The only diesel I could find was B10 or B20.
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Touch racing: In Colorado diesel #2 is a winter blend to prevent gelling, but I do add Power Service Diesel Fuel Supplement just in case. We have had temps down to 6 degrees this past week and no problems.
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Old 12-02-2022, 02:33 PM   #8
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Scott when we traveled through your area and on west we found several stations that had only biodiesel at the AUTO pumps. I know you usually use the TRUCK pumps so they are likely using only diesel #2 for the big trucks. AZ and CA were both difficult to find diesel #2. I guess I'm going to have to start lining up with the big boys!
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Old 12-02-2022, 05:31 PM   #9
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Oregon has turned into an odd state.
I drove through Portland this summer. The grocery stores only had automated checkers. There were plug ins for EVs all over. The only diesel I could find was B10 or B20.
I live in Oregon and have never found getting #2 a problem. In 20 years of RVing I donít recall ever not having #2 available at every station Iíve visited.
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Old 12-08-2022, 01:18 PM   #10
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The Portland area has really changed laca.
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