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Old 07-17-2015, 10:01 AM   #31
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I can't mess with my engine it's still under warranty and will be for about 45,000 more miles.


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I have 58K left of warranty but with 99% of the warranty issues being the DEF and emissions crap, I just turned it off and saved myself the main warranty issues. On the new trucks, you can just turn the system off and then swap out the exhaust only and done. If you had a big $ warranty item pop up, then you swap the exhaust back and turn the system on again.



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A filled up with DEF at Flying J. Cost me $5.00 to fill a new truck. I use Diesel from the local corner store, it is the right grade. My Powerstroke says right on it B 20 so I don't really see what the problem is with bio diesel is?? I know a old hippie that mixs his own bio diesel for his F 350. Collects old fryer grease and mixs it 70/ 30 and his exhaust smells like fish on Friday and fries the rest of the week.

The main problem with biodiesel is making you get the muchies!!!
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Old 07-17-2015, 01:50 PM   #32
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I have 58K left of warranty but with 99% of the warranty issues being the DEF and emissions crap, I just turned it off and saved myself the main warranty issues. On the new trucks, you can just turn the system off and then swap out the exhaust only and done. If you had a big $ warranty item pop up, then you swap the exhaust back and turn the system on again.













The main problem with biodiesel is making you get the muchies!!!

I had a 2500 08 diesel and now a 3500 12 diesel and both Silverado and I have never had any trouble with emissions


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Old 07-17-2015, 02:11 PM   #33
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I had a 2500 08 diesel and now a 3500 12 diesel and both Silverado and I have never had any trouble with emissions


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Zero emission issues on my 11 as well only issues have been glow plugs, 70,000 miles and counting.... knocking on wood. and typing very quietly so the truck doesn't hear...
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Old 07-17-2015, 02:19 PM   #34
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I've been wondering g the same thing recently. Che y will top it off for the next 24,000 miles but I was thinking of just picking up a 2.5 gallon can for backup next time we hit a truck stop while out towing. I am only at 4000 miles so I am still curious how far I'll get on the 5 GallonS of def.

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iI have an F250 diesel and the Def seems to last a long time on my truck.
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Old 07-17-2015, 08:35 PM   #35
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A filled up with DEF at Flying J. Cost me $5.00 to fill a new truck. I use Diesel from the local corner store, it is the right grade. My Powerstroke says right on it B 20 so I don't really see what the problem is with bio diesel is?? I know a old hippie that mixs his own bio diesel for his F 350. Collects old fryer grease and mixs it 70/ 30 and his exhaust smells like fish on Friday and fries the rest of the week.
Well....THAT'S funny. Hope he isn't throwing in wacky weed to the mix as THAT could cause problems besides the smells?
I thought I read in the Sprinter manual that bio
diesel should be avoided...as it could cause trouble with the particulate filter within the bowels of the engine down the pike(or was that from using the wrong standard of oil)? Don't know if I want to take
that chance with a $15,000 MB engine ...harump!

Sidenote: I still remember when I was attending school in Santa Barbara MANY a moon ago and had a neat, used, '68 Corolla hardtop with 4-on-the
floor. My next door neighbor showed me how to bypass the smog pump, etc., which certainly overclocked the performance and gas mileage on that
engine! Probably caused the current drought too, but hey? Anyway, when
I graduated we hooked everything back up to pass inspection (with flying colors btw), and then sold it for more than I originally paid. That little car was a stormer and owned US 101 all the way! Leave it to the gov't to screw things up for us!?
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I have been using vegetable oil for a long time, they tell me a little is good for the engine, I used it on a trip to Yellowstone and back, works for me. Whenever I cook fish or french fries, the oil is put in the 100 gal tank, don't throw something away that you can use, it beats putting the oil in the landfill.


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I've been wondering g the same thing recently. Che y will top it off for the next 24,000 miles but I was thinking of just picking up a 2.5 gallon can for backup next time we hit a truck stop while out towing. I am only at 4000 miles so I am still curious how far I'll get on the 5 GallonS of def.

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Simple: 5 gals of def will inject 250 gals of fuel. 50:1 injection rate. Multiply 250 by your mpg and that is your answer.
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Simple: 5 gals of def will inject 250 gals of fuel. 50:1 injection rate. Multiply 250 by your mpg and that is your answer.
Gauge is still reading OK and I have 4000 miles with an over all MPG Ave (towing and driving together) of 15 and still going strong. 12 was the worst while towing 19 the best while driving. I am guessing the 250 is not an exact science. Thanks for the info none the less.
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So....... how are you guys getting away with removing the need for DEF? I think Oklahoma allows this but I am pretty sure other states don't. I'd love an extra 2 mpg, but not enough to move to Oklahoma...
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