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Old 07-06-2012, 01:58 PM   #11
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Hello whj77372, how many miles you have on your 2011?
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:30 AM   #12
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Hello pwrstroke2012: I have only about 13,000 miles. I also use it to take cattle
to the livestock auction a few times a year. Remain very pleased with the truck.
Down here in SE Texas almost 1/2 of the vehicles registrations are pickups and almost all of the males that I know, young and old, drive one. The Dodge owners
complain about MPG and there are less and less Chev/GMC being sold because of the
price, they are a lot more than the Fords. The Dodge owners seem to love the Cummings engines and Chey/GMC owners love the Duramax and Allison transmission.
Even here with so many pickups on the lots around here, longbeds are in short supply and if you want 2 wheel drive, not many around. The diesel exhaust fluid is not a big issue, about 2.5 gallons per 5,000 miles at about $11 at Walmart and no diesel smell, none. Good Luck
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:19 AM   #13
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In regards to DEF, I'm averaging about 1000 MPG.... Of DEF. beat that hybrid cars. Lol
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:21 PM   #14
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DEF is really not the issue that some would like for you to believe. Fill it up when you get the oil changed and forget about it until the next oil change. No biggie, really. And the extra cost of the DEF is outweighed by the higher MPG of the DEF engines compared to the non-DEF EPA compliant engines (2008+).
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:37 PM   #15
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I added 2.5 gallons of def at 6800miles....(11$) from my ford parts guy....?....and that was barely half a tank of def I added....coulda drove a lot more before filling.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:11 PM   #16
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Im about 1k average when not towing.....i filled it before my last trip and hauled my rig about 2500 miles round trip and showing my DEF less than 1/2 full now....ao a little less when hauling but still not bad. I carry 2.5 gallons extra with me all the time....just in case(dont want to end up in limp mode ) but also did notice through Iowa and the rest of the midwest that many of the big truck stops now has DEF on the pumps to fill if you need it as well
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:27 PM   #17
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That's odd....when I'm hauling the trailer mine uses hardly any def qt all...?...it's the city driving that uses it all ?
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:28 PM   #18
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Luckily the truck stops by me pump it at just over $2/ gal
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That's odd....when I'm hauling the trailer mine uses hardly any def qt all...?...it's the city driving that uses it all ?
That's strange as the Turbo is working harder which causes the deeper exhaust and more fluid is needed to clean it
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:24 AM   #20
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It is good to hear positive's regarding the DEF and the new "scorpion" motor. I will be towing the camper this week on a short trip and looking forward to what my MPG will be towing. I am getting around 21-22 MPG freeway and 14-15 around town. That is better than my 09' F150 with the 5.4. Mechanic said change oil and add def at 5,000 miles and you will not have any issues. I will still keep extra DEF if I travel far just in case.
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