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Old 05-26-2016, 04:48 PM   #1
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DEF in a 2012 Ford 6.7l

So I have had my truck for just shy of 2 months and have put on just shy of 2,000 miles. I have filled the truck 3 and 1/2 times now and have the 37gal tank. Assuming the DEF tank was full when I bought it, should it not be getting close to needing to add DEF? I have not seen a dummy light come on yet. Just unsure.


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Old 05-26-2016, 04:51 PM   #2
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So I have had my truck for just shy of 2 months and have put on just shy of 2,000 miles. I have filled the truck 3 and 1/2 times now and have the 37gal tank. Assuming the DEF tank was full when I bought it, should it not be getting close to needing to add DEF? I have not seen a dummy light come on yet. Just unsure.Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
I got a 2012 last June and put on 8,000 mi and have only had to refill once
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Old 05-26-2016, 04:53 PM   #3
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I got a 2012 last June and put on 8,000 mi and have only had to refill once


Ok. That makes me feel a lot better. Thanks


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Old 05-26-2016, 05:03 PM   #4
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I have a 2011 F250 longbed RWD diesel and I don't have to refill the DEF unless I tow a lot. I use 2 and one half gallons per 8,000 miles unless towing most of the time and then about 2 and 1/2 gallons per 4,000 miles.
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Old 05-26-2016, 05:43 PM   #5
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The average interval on the newer trucks is about 5K miles per tank. You will get a warning when it is low. No big deal at all to top off.
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Old 05-26-2016, 05:55 PM   #6
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Top off at the pump at a truck stop. It's a lot cheaper.
$15 for 2.5 gal at Autozone.
I filled up at Pilot 4.5 gals for 11.72.
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Old 05-26-2016, 06:48 PM   #7
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I'm putting in 2.5 gallons every 2,500 to 3,000 miles.

I'm using nothing but the best, Supertech DEF for $7.88 for 2.5 gallons available from Walfart.
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Old 05-26-2016, 08:38 PM   #8
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I push the "setup" button on the steering wheel and it goes thru it's paces.
Shows oil ok, etc, and shows DEF level ok. Wish it would show 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 level for the DEF. Guess it would give a message when you need to add DEF.
Haven't experienced it yet.

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Old 05-26-2016, 08:47 PM   #9
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Wait until it says you have about 250 miles to empty. It doesn't like to be filled when it is not almost empty. I like to go to truck stops and use the DEF pump. That way, you can fill it without over filling.
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Old 05-26-2016, 11:15 PM   #10
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Consumption depends on driving habits and towing..


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