Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Weogufka, AL
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New 2011, Thanks for the Heads-Up
Bit the bullet yesterday on a 2011 F250 Lariat Crew Cab. Traded in a 2006 F250. The first 125 miles in, I'm loving it. The family hated taking the 06 because of the ride quality and cramped back seat (kids have grown a lot in 5 years). New truck rides much better and is much quieter.
Part of the negotiation was that the dealer's tech had to top off the DEF tank while I watched to see if there was any trick involved. Told them I heard (read on here) about tank only being filled at factory to get into the "OK" range. They had been assured by the factory that the tank was topped off there, so they readily agreed. After it easily absorbed the first gallon, they weren't so agreeable. The salesman said something like "Well, that's all there is to it". I reminded him that we had it in writing it had to be topped off. They did so, but it took almost 2 gallons.
If I hadn't read it here, I'd have been out the door not knowing any better. Again, thanks for the heads up.