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Old 02-10-2019, 11:35 PM   #1
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Def refil pump install

The way the DEF tank in the Legacy is not mounted low enough to easily get all the DEF poured into the tank. It requires you to hold a heavy tank in the air and even then it can get messy when trying to get the last little bit out. To cure that issue I took a water pump and mounted it in the compartment next door, installed a switch, drilled two holes through the compartment bulkhead, ran the two hoses to suck and fill. The one with the PVC is small enough to fit into the DEF tank and the other long enough to go into a DEF refill bottle while sitting on the ground. It takes about 10 seconds to empty the refill bottle dry and no mess at all.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:12 PM   #2
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The way the DEF tank in the Legacy is not counted low enough to easily get all the DEF poured into the tank. It requires you to hold a heavy tank in the air and even then it can get messy when trying to get the last little bit out. To cure that issue I took a water pump and mounted it in the compartment next door, installed a switch, drilled two holes through the compartment bulkhead, rant the two hoses to suck and fill. The one with the PVC is small enough to fit into the DEF tank and the other long enough to go into a DEF refill bottle while sitting on the ground. It takes about 10 seconds to empty the refill bottle dry and no mess at all.
Sorry about the bad spelling. The system wouldn't let me edit. It should read ........is not MOUNTED low enough. and..... bulkhead, RAN the two........
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Sorry about the bad spelling. The system wouldn't let me edit. It should read ........is not MOUNTED low enough. and..... bulkhead, RAN the two........
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Why not just go to a truck stop and fill up at the pump. Usually a lot cheaper.
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:01 PM   #5
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Using the pump at filling stations isn't always easy with some motorhomes. On some the nozzle must be maneuvered with contortions .

MarineOne presents a solution that can help many motorhome owners.
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:27 PM   #6
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Using the pump at filling stations isn't always easy with some motorhomes. On some the nozzle must be maneuvered with contortions .

MarineOne presents a solution that can help many motorhome owners.
Thank you for the insight. Wouldn't know that there was a difference between the fill on my TV and motorhomes.
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Thank you for the insight. Wouldn't know that there was a difference between the fill on my TV and motorhomes.
Yup, the reason I know is because of all the posts I have seen due to owners having difficulty. Some had to make access hatches larger.
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Yup, the reason I know is because of all the posts I have seen due to owners having difficulty. Some had to make access hatches larger.
Not a mh but my chevy is under the hood on the passenger firewall.. Can't use the pumps because their hoses are only a few feet long..

It always amazed me how much effort they put into making these vehicles yet they never think about something so simple like filling the fuel, Def or changing the oil!
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:00 PM   #9
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Great mod! It's crazy where some of the fill points are on these. Just make sure to flush the pump with water after each use.
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[QUOTE=ChooChooMan74;2023161]Why not just go to a truck stop and fill up at the pump. Usually a lot cheaper.

Not sure where your DEF tank is but mine is on the right side of my rig and I have never seen a DEF pump on the that side. Its always on the left side. Truckers get a bit POed if you drive into the pump backwards. But rest assured if I ever find one on the right side as Im filling my fuel tank I will fill my DEF as well.
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