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okay.... ill do my best to answer your question... as far and best as i know! I am a peterbilt dealer in kc, selling mainly new... cept for all the customers asking for pre-08 trucks lol, no one wants to be the next ''guine-pig for the next phase of diesel tech... but if you wanna new truck... you have too! and i dont think Ford is planning on selling any ''gliders latly :-)
Its not all bad, I have sold 6 to a very close customer of mine, all with urea. and the new Paccar MX engine, and they have had ZERO problems at all... including the urea!
It does have a freezing temp of right at 32... mainly because the urea you buy is 63% water!!! but it never freezes solid.. it will go to a "slushy'' like matter... and as you drive it will begin to thaw out and melt. when its in that stage the truck can run for long piriods of time with out using it at all.
--- limp mode.. not 100 percent sure on ford, but even if you run the tank complete empty the truck can run for 90 minutes with no urea.
----cost, at out store its 4.75 a gallon right now.. as it becomes more avaiable they ''want" it to be almost the exact same price as diesel.
---- where to buy.. its popping up everywhere... all big truck dealers stock it, and most big trucks stops will too... most pilot and flying j trucks stops are starting to have it at the pumps.... meaning a large truck stop will have one pump.. usally an above ground tank to get it. And if you "fuel up" at any paticular station or location, truck stop or not, ask them to stock it... more then likly they will.. and probly have alrealdy been asked to by salesmen... so the more demand the more you will see...
as far as how the **** it works... i cant expain that... other then they say it works like an exuast stack at a power plant, like a scrubber, i have also been told the air coming outa the pipe is cleaner then the air going into it.. and also..on a big truck, that the system will use 1 gallon of urea for every 15 gallons of diesel fuel the old dpf systems usesd!
Every urea truck i have drivin runs way harder then the similer speced DPF truck... hope my rambeling might help...