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Old 10-21-2017, 01:50 PM
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What funnel do you use to fill the DEF tank?

Just wondering what others are using to pour in the DEF. I have arthritis in my wrists, so I need to use both hands to hold the jug of DEF. Does anyone have a funnel they can recommend that can sit independently in the tank / reservoir opening while I pour in the DEF?

Also, I've already looked into truck stops with DEF pumps, but there are not any near me. So that is not an option.

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I use a transmission funnel. It fits in the filler neck perfect and allows for a quick fill with no spills.
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Old 10-21-2017, 01:58 PM
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If you buy the 2.5 gallon jugs they come with a hose that fits right inside the neck.
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Go to the dealer and buy the Ford special-purpose filling hose. It has a vent tube which allows easy filling without over-filling. I paid less than $7 with tax for mine.
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Go to the dealer and buy the Ford special-purpose filling hose. It has a vent tube which allows easy filling without over-filling. I paid less than $7 with tax for mine.
^^^ What he said.
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Old 10-21-2017, 03:18 PM
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+1. I bought that same filling hose from Amazon. The vent also speeds up the filling process, so you don't have to hold the jug up so long.
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I don't know if you have any larger truck stops near by, but I typically just go through the truck fuel lane and get DEF at the pump.
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I also go to the pumps, I hated using the jugs.
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If you use a funnel be careful not to fill it to the top if you live in a cold climate. It needs some room to expand when it freezes.
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Go to the dealer and buy the Ford special-purpose filling hose. It has a vent tube which allows easy filling without over-filling. I paid less than $7 with tax for mine.
+1 easier than holding the jugs and less likely to spill it on truck or you
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Is the part # for the referenced hose pm27n?
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Is the part # for the referenced hose pm27n?
That's the one I got, FYI amazon has it also
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Is the part # for the referenced hose pm27n?
Yes .. PM-27-N is the PN on mine.

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The hose you get with that item is a generic fill hose and does not limit the amount of DEF you pour in. The
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includes an internal vent tube which allows faster filling AND stops the filling at the proper level. Over-filling your DEF tank has consequences.
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Thanks so much, everyone! I appreciate the time you all took to respond to my post and help me out.

I will pick up one of those Ford nozzles for the DEF. I didn't even know they existed. Great info!
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