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Old 11-30-2015, 02:56 PM   #41
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Well here to tell you that after someone put DEF in the fuel tank, it gets rather expensive - just over $10k. However, insurance paid for it and the person who did it was off the hook except now my insurance went up.

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And how did your insurance cover it?
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I owned a 2011 Silverado 2500 HD. Nice truck LTZ. But because of the location of the DEF fill and no DEF gauge I traded it in for a Ram 2500 with a DEF gauge and the fill is located next to the diesel fill. Now I always know how much DEF I have.
I know how much DEF I have in in my GMC 2500HD...when I'm filing it.... it runs over, then I know it's full...that's why I said earlier it has to be trickled in....and then most of the time it still runs over...I'm proud we have a GM engineer on here who thinks that little tube that Chevy /GMC uses is big enough....IMO, they should have taken another week studying the design....don't mind the location, just the size of the inlet and no indicator or gauge as to when it's getting full.
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OK, I'm a dumb ass, don't have a new diesel. What happens if DEF is put in fuel tank and why does it cause 10K damage????
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OK, I'm a dumb ass, don't have a new diesel. What happens if DEF is put in fuel tank and why does it cause 10K damage????

Very very bad things happen.
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OK, I'm a dumb ass, don't have a new diesel. What happens if DEF is put in fuel tank and why does it cause 10K damage????
I guess you could describe it as a water based acid.
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I know how much DEF I have in in my GMC 2500HD...when I'm filing it.... it runs over, then I know it's full...that's why I said earlier it has to be trickled in....and then most of the time it still runs over...I'm proud we have a GM engineer on here who thinks that little tube that Chevy /GMC uses is big enough....IMO, they should have taken another week studying the design....don't mind the location, just the size of the inlet and no indicator or gauge as to when it's getting full.
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The def will crystallize in the diesel (or almost anywhere other than in the tank). When it does, it travels downstream and clogs injectors, and makes it thru the entire fuel system which will make most fuel system components have to be replaced. This includes, fuel lines, filters, lines, injectors, modules, tank drained and flushed, and flushed again, possibly the high presdure fuel pump...im probably forgetting a couple things.

$10k actually is very cheap. Im guessing for that price the high pressure fuel pump (aka injector pump) did not need replaced. If those get trashed, then metal shrapnel travels the whole system as well.
Bad news, kinda like what gas will do but worse. You can run a little bit if gas (very little) with out trashing the injection pump. Def you shouldnt run engine at all.
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