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DEF usage

So, for you guys that now have some miles on your trucks, how much DEF are you using? While waiting for mine to arrive, the dealer is telling me it will need a fillup every 7,500 miles about the same time you change the oil.

What consumption are you guys seeing running empty and what are you seeing towing heavy?

Checker had DEF on sale today for $4.99 a gallon so I couldn't resist going ahead and getting a 2.5 gallon jug

I read that someone was ablr to get Peak DEF from Wal-Mart, but I've searched my local Wal-Marts and can't find it. Does anyone have a Wal-Mart SKU for it?
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I roughly estimate that I get about 1000 mpg towing and 1200 mpg not towing. I added 4 gallons yesterday and had 600 miles left. I have run about 6100 miles since I last filled the DEF tank.

I am seeing about $5/gallon at the parts stores here. The dealer wants $10/gallon.




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Some of the Pilot Fuel stations are starting to sell DEF out at the Diesel pumps, through a separate pump. I just put some in mine a couple of weeks ago and it was like $2.79/gal
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Good question, and answers.. I haven't had to fill mine yet...I've only put 1200 miles on my 2011.

Are there any differences in specs for the motorcraft/ford DEF and regular stuff from Walmart or Napa? I can't imagine there is, but I don't want to have to listen to the dealer whining if I'm not buying it from them. I have zero interest, simply on grounds of principle, in buying from the dealer and getting ripped, even if it's for only a few bucks.
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I have just a little over 3,000 miles and about a third of that is towing.I checked yesterday and it said that the DEF was below half.

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You will have to fill it about every 6000 to 7500 miles depending on how you tow. I've got 15,000 miles now and I've added about 9 gallons so far When the warning light comes on, I'll swing by a parts store or truck stop and grab a couple 2.5 gallon jugs. It's not that big of deal.
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I am at about 3400 miles on my truck, and it just now shows under half full. ive yet to service the truck.


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Good question, and answers.. I haven't had to fill mine yet...I've only put 1200 miles on my 2011.

Are there any differences in specs for the motorcraft/ford DEF and regular stuff from Walmart or Napa? I can't imagine there is, but I don't want to have to listen to the dealer whining if I'm not buying it from them. I have zero interest, simply on grounds of principle, in buying from the dealer and getting ripped, even if it's for only a few bucks.
It shouldn't matter who made the DEF as long as it is API certified. I even told the dealership parts guy that is was half price across the street. He didn't believe me I guess. I was in NAPA when he called to verify.




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I had to add 5 gallons DEF fluid at 6000 miles . I don't think it was full from the factory. Walmart here has DEF for $11.87 for 2 1/2 gallons and Oriellys has same size for $11.99. I was surprised Walmart was almost the same as Oriellys.
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I had to add 5 gallons DEF fluid at 6000 miles . I don't think it was full from the factory. Walmart here has DEF for $11.87 for 2 1/2 gallons and Oriellys has same size for $11.99. I was surprised Walmart was almost the same as Oriellys.
Can you post up a Walmart SKU or part number? When I search online I see where a bunch of Walmarts in Canada are selling it, but I haven't been able to find any selling it in the Denver area yet.
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