DEF usage - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
General 6.7 Discussion General 6.7 Discussion

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-24-2011, 01:27 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 39
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 04-24-2011, 03:34 PM
Serving Our Country!


 

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 4,083
Thanks: 65
Thanked 97 Times in 80 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 04-24-2011, 03:55 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 61
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 04-24-2011, 05:09 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 9
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 04-24-2011, 05:58 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rocky Face,Ga.
Posts: 78
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 04-24-2011, 06:27 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 539
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 04-24-2011, 06:30 PM
Rob Rob is offline
Super Moderator


 

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Layton, Utah
Posts: 13,239
Thanks: 3
Thanked 6 Times in 3 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Rob Send a message via MSN to Rob Send a message via Skype™ to Rob
I am at about 3400 miles on my truck, and it just now shows under half full. ive yet to service the truck.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 04-24-2011, 06:57 PM
Serving Our Country!


 

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 4,083
Thanks: 65
Thanked 97 Times in 80 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Section20a View Post
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 04-24-2011, 07:51 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Washington state
Posts: 91
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 04-24-2011, 08:05 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 39
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by CascadeF250 View Post
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.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 05:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors