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Old 06-24-2010, 08:36 PM
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So my truck hit 4,300 miles today and I got an "800 miles to empty" warning for the DEF. That would put the cycle at 5,100 for the first tank of DEF. I was thinking 7,500, so this seems a little early. I understand its based on driving habits, but still seems a little early. Overall its no big deal, I am loving this truck...Awesome mileage, awesome features, awesome engine, and still a home run in my book. I just wanted to throw this out for basis of comparison to see what everyone is getting when you get to that mileage or warning.
 
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3800 for me but I did tow alot!
 
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How big is the urea tank?
 
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I think it is 5 gal on a pickup and a little bigger on a cab chassis
 
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How much does a 5 gallon jug of this stuff costs? So 5,000 miles is good oil change reminder.
 
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Old 06-25-2010, 06:49 AM
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I purchased it for 4.80 a gallon from Orielly's.
 
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So my truck hit 4,300 miles today and I got an "800 miles to empty" warning for the DEF. That would put the cycle at 5,100 for the first tank of DEF. I was thinking 7,500, so this seems a little early. I understand its based on driving habits, but still seems a little early. Overall its no big deal, I am loving this truck...Awesome mileage, awesome features, awesome engine, and still a home run in my book. I just wanted to throw this out for basis of comparison to see what everyone is getting when you get to that mileage or warning.
Dude, you're putting in some serious seat-time on that truck! 4,300 miles already.

I went to Napa and asked the young parts guy if they had some DEF. He said, "Huh?" and I spelled it out, diesel exhaust fluid. Guy looked at me like I was growing an extra arm out of my head. Then I said, "Ad Blue" and the light came on. He went in the back and came out with a 2.5 gallon of DEF for $12.00. I told him I didn't need it yet but he seemed grateful for helping him understand what it was. It was fun to have all the guys at the counter follow me out to the parking lot and admire the beast.
 
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5300 miles on the truck and have only had it six weeks today.
 
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:18 PM
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Mine is coming, im hoping if i end up doing a road trip i can find a TA with it on the pump.
 
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I just had mine refilled free at the dealer at alittle over 4k but mine wasnt topped off on the pdi... Its topped off now for sure..
 
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Ford covers your first DEF refill. It runs on your vin in there system. Its part of that first service thing that they give u. Including the oil change u get free
 
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Thats the one defect of these damn trucks, everytime you look at the ODO it climbs another 500 miles... No really I love this thing..

Stopped at Pilot and they wanted $6 a gal... I guess NAPA is better priced...

I didnt know about a free service from Ford... Is that a Ford thing or a dealer thing? I may go try it..
 
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Dealer thing.. ur thankyou kit with owners card said this in the package
 
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Err my bad.. ford thing.. textin and driving lol
 
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Thats the one defect of these damn trucks, everytime you look at the ODO it climbs another 500 miles... No really I love this thing..
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