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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-12-2011, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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DEF??? What gives?

Ok, so I traded the '05 in February for an '11. Just couldn't pass up the deal.
I have about 2300 miles on it, and I just got a message telling me that I have 800 miles till empty on the DEF tank. I read in owners manual that I should have received a half empty message, and didn't. Also I read that with normal driving and 3.55 gears, I should go between 5000 and 7500 miles on a tank of DEF. Until today, the message center has said that DEF is OK. I've romped on it a few times of course to see what it can do, but haven't towed or hauled, just daily driving to and from work.
Has anybody else had any issues with the DEF?
Any information would be great, thanks guys.


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My guess is that it wasn't full from the factory.
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That was my first guess too, but the message center has said OK all along. I figure if it were at least above half, that it would last a little longer than this.
Does anybody recommend any DEF? I live north suburbs of Chicago about 15 min from Wi border. There are a few truck stops and Farm stores around.

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I tow the livin' snot out of mine and it eats 2.5 gallon in 5700 miles.

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The cheapest place to get DEF is at a Pilot/Flying J.

http://www.pilottravelcenters.com/Lo...luid+%28DEF%29

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Mine wasn't full and I made then fill it and this did not count towards my first free def fill up with my first oil change.
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OK, there's a problem. I was figuring it to be empty, so I bought two 2.5 gallon jugs at NAPA today, $11.99ea. Began to fill the tank when I got home, and just as I was finishing with the FIRST jug, the tank filled and I spilled about a cup out of the filler neck.
Gonna take it to the dealer tomorrow and hope they can fix it. Pisses me off to no end. The engine runs fine, its the stupid tree-hugger crap thats gonna shut my truck down in 745 miles.


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thats a bummer. Well, as long as the shelf life is good on it (?) you'll have some laying around after you get your freebie fill.
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The cheapest place to get DEF is at a Pilot/Flying J.

http://www.pilottravelcenters.com/Lo...luid+%28DEF%29
I recently found DEF at the parts store chains, Oreily and Advanced Auto, to be the best price. About $2 less then the truck stops for the same 2.5 gal bottle.

The cheapest place I have found it to date is the Oasis on the Kansas turnpike, 2.5 gal bottle for $10.65.
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I recently found DEF at the parts store chains, Oreily and Advanced Auto, to be the best price. About $2 less then the truck stops for the same 2.5 gal bottle.

The cheapest place I have found it to date is the Oasis on the Kansas turnpike, 2.5 gal bottle for $10.65.
I should clarify. When I mentioned Flying J I was referring to the bulk DEF that you get at the pump.

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