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Old 07-08-2013, 02:48 PM
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First time filling up my DEF fluid in my 2013 Ram 2500. (Im at 1980 miles)

My tank was getting low (or so I thought). The gage showed I was just above the red on my dash, but when I filled up, it only took around 4 gallons to fill. (Could I possibly have a 5 gallon tank?)

Stood in line at the truck stop on I-84 with two 2.5 gallon jugs of DEF ($14.99/ea) for about 10 min. Finally got up to the counter and the lady informed me that they had DEF in the tanks for $2.69 a gallon. Almost dropped my jugs on my toes as I ran to my truck and moved it across the lot with the big boys.

After getting to the pump and filling my almost empty diesel tank in record time (those tanker nozzels fill a 30 gallon tank in seconds), i inserted the DEF nozzel into my truck and CLICK.... CLICK....CLICK.... just could not set the trigger to fill. Even after getting out the filter they give you under the passenger seat, I still couldnt just set the trigger... I don't know if this is my truck or if this was the fill station I was using. It will be a while before I need to fill up again, but wanted to know if anyone else has had issues filling up their DEF through the pump.

If this happens again, im going to start getting a 5 gallon can and just fill it from the pump. Not going to the $15 2.5 gallon jug when I can fill a 5 gallon can for under $15.

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Old 07-08-2013, 03:02 PM
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I had the same issue this weekend filling up at a Loves in Yuma. Its seems the fill hole is too small for the pump def to work correctly. I had to feather the trigger for about ten minutes to get the tank filled. It was a real pain and I think I will follow your plan as well using an old def jug to fill next time.
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5 gallons is about standard for pickup truck DEF tanks
BUT Ram HD models have a LARGER DEF tank

On the emissions front, the Cummins uses a larger EGR cooler in conjunction with a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) aftertreatment, which is said to improve fuel economy by 10 percent across the board. Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) is now standard, but unlike the competition, the Heavy Duty maintains full power when the 8-gallon tank is low. Because soot production is reduced, as well as fuel dilution, all of the 6.7L engines now come standard with 15,000-mile oil change intervals for lower maintenance costs.
Read more: http://www.www.dieselpowermag .com/f...#ixzz2YU7UUaM4

find someone who is making B-20 BIO DIESEL, to save more money
The SCR-equipped diesels are certified to run on B-20 biofuel.

http://www.allpar.com/trucks/ram/201...y-pickups.html
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5 gallons is about standard for pickup truck DEF tanks
BUT Ram HD models have a LARGER DEF tank

On the emissions front, the Cummins uses a larger EGR cooler in conjunction with a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) aftertreatment, which is said to improve fuel economy by 10 percent across the board. Diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) is now standard, but unlike the competition, the Heavy Duty maintains full power when the 8-gallon tank is low. Because soot production is reduced, as well as fuel dilution, all of the 6.7L engines now come standard with 15,000-mile oil change intervals for lower maintenance costs.
Read more: http://www.www.dieselpowermag .com/f...#ixzz2YU7UUaM4

find someone who is making B-20 BIO DIESEL, to save more money
The SCR-equipped diesels are certified to run on B-20 biofuel.

http://www.allpar.com/trucks/ram/201...y-pickups.html
2013 Diesel Supplement says the 2500/3500 DEF tank is approximately 5.5 gallons. The C&C DEF tank is approximately 9 gallons.

I've never seen DEF at the pumps but I've never thought to check. Those prices per gallon you guys are quoting for the jugs seem really high though. My local Autozone (SoCal) had 5 gallons for $14.99 (two 2.5-gal pack of Peak) when I was in there yesterday...
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this is the DEF fluid that is commonly available at auto parts stores
http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/se...Redirect=N2204

the truck stops that usually have a dedicated DEF bulk tank
LOVE's
PILOT
TA & PETRO truck stops are installing pumps
On-island DEF dispensers are available at many TA and Petro locations across the country, with more being added in the coming months. Installations will utilize new dispenser and POS systems that will make purchasing DEF quicker, more efficient and customer friendly.
Sites will feature dedicated DEF dispensers at the fueling islands, while large storage tanks will be installed away from the fuel island.


most of the other places have
Jugs (1, 2 1/2 or 5 gallons), DEF

Find places the carry DEF near where you are
http://www.discoverdef.com/
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Originally Posted by GTyankee View Post
this is the DEF fluid that is commonly available at auto parts stores
http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/se...Redirect=N2204

the truck stops that usually have a dedicated DEF bulk tank
LOVE's
PILOT
TA & PETRO truck stops are installing pumps
On-island DEF dispensers are available at many TA and Petro locations across the country, with more being added in the coming months. Installations will utilize new dispenser and POS systems that will make purchasing DEF quicker, more efficient and customer friendly.
Sites will feature dedicated DEF dispensers at the fueling islands, while large storage tanks will be installed away from the fuel island.


most of the other places have
Jugs (1, 2 1/2 or 5 gallons), DEF

Find places the carry DEF near where you are
http://www.discoverdef.com/
Great info! This should be a sticky, yes?
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Thanks for the information. I had checked online and they were only mentioning Truck stops that carried it. I looked at a few places, but not Auto stores. I will have to check around, although the pump (if I can get it to work properly) still seems the cheapest route.
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What is DEF fluid? I have a 1500 but I'm just curious.
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Fluid you need to add to get the diesel to burn cleaner. You will have to add it to the new 2014 ecodiesel also.
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How much EXHAUST FLUID mileage are people getting? I have a 2014 RAM 3500 Longhorn.... Am getting 800 miles out of 2 1/2 gals. of fluid @ $15-$16 for the jug... My 2011 FORD averaged 1 gal every 1000 miles....

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