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Old 10-22-2015, 05:31 PM   #1
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DEF tank removal.

Anyone tried to remove the DEF tank?

I want to pull mine out to see if I can figure out why I can't use the last 5 gallons of DEF.

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Old 10-22-2015, 06:01 PM   #2
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Never have but curious. It doesn't look like a bad job if the tank is empty. Let us know.



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Old 10-23-2015, 08:18 AM   #3
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As I suggested to all in your previous thread......
Watch your DEF closely.
carry a full 2.5 gal. container with you.

As for suggestions, if I had three 5-gal. containers, I would siphon the DEF tank out to see what you are dealing with. Put say 6-gal DEF back. Then start the engine, place on fast idle and start siphoning back out while watching the DEF gauge on the panel. I would poke the throttle frequently to see if you can get the rpm's up.

Maybe not a perfect scheme, though.

As for another thought, I do not believe that the engine getting a lack of DEF, lowers its power by its own (aka such as running out of fuel. The DEF measuring electronics probably is the commander. Could be that when you had the problem and 4 hour wait, maybe it wasn't your DEF at all. Sorry for throwing another torn into the issue. - Hank
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As I suggested to all in your previous thread......
Watch your DEF closely.
carry a full 2.5 gal. container with you.

As for suggestions, if I had three 5-gal. containers, I would siphon the DEF tank out to see what you are dealing with. Put say 6-gal DEF back. Then start the engine, place on fast idle and start siphoning back out while watching the DEF gauge on the panel. I would poke the throttle frequently to see if you can get the rpm's up.

Maybe not a perfect scheme, though.

As for another thought, I do not believe that the engine getting a lack of DEF, lowers its power by its own (aka such as running out of fuel. The DEF measuring electronics probably is the commander. Could be that when you had the problem and 4 hour wait, maybe it wasn't your DEF at all. Sorry for throwing another torn into the issue. - Hank
Damn, Hank.... Your response almost makes me wish I hadn't asked!!

But you've given me good food for thought.

EDIT: Just fired off an email to CS. Asking them for their "best guess" as to what the problem might be. Thankfully I did not burn ALL my bridges over the fan hub issue, but I'll be they're going to say (among themselves) "is that PITA back again ??" !!!

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Old 10-23-2015, 12:12 PM   #5
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Damn, Hank.... Your response almost makes me wish I hadn't asked!!

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I know what you mean; it's like going to the doctor and he says you need a colonoscopy!
Good luck with CS - Hank
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Old 10-23-2015, 12:41 PM   #6
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I have the perfect solution and you will never have to check or pay for DEF again. Mount one of these puppies to the coach and plumb to the DEF tank. It is even President approved
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That's awesome. Lol
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Boo - What thoughts have you come up with the food that I gave you?
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Boo - What thoughts have you come up with the food that I gave you?
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Hank..... Sent email to FCCC support asking them for anything they can think of (besides taking it to a FL shop)

Haven't heard back yet. Even taking it to a FL shop will be a b**** if it's an intermittent problem. Worst kind to troubleshoot.

I'll keep you in the loop.

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http://blog.ryder.com/2014/07/dont-let-diesel-exhaust-fluid-disrupt-business/

i was curious so googled this article.....as stated, tanks are made tamper proof....but if filled with contaminated fluid can be drained [did you look for a drain plug?] .... and if you ignore all the warnings, worst is you'll go into reduced power mode til fluid is replenished.
so if you were to fill your DEF tank and see how far you can drive until your power is reduced...then you go by that....i have heard a owner of a DEF equipped truck say he fills his DEF tank every 700 miles.
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