cost of DEF

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by kwb, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. bigred81

    bigred81 Medium Load Member

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    The truck would only go 5mph w/o the DEF so it was towed plus they recommended having the computer reset.
     
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  3. Prom Night Dumpster Baby

    Prom Night Dumpster Baby Medium Load Member

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    So these boastful new truck guys and their high mpg figures they tout, must be tempered by the cost of of DEF. They don't brag about that. Go figure.
     
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  4. juanveldez

    juanveldez Light Load Member

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    So this thread got me thinking so I kept track from the last time I put def in till now. So here are the numbers. I drove 1424 miles I put 10.67 gals in the tank so call it half a tank. It cost me a total of 29.87 to fill the tank.
     
  5. beagle27

    beagle27 Bobtail Member

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    my truck (2013 freightliner) averages about 300 miles per gallon on def. boss says he is paying 1.55 in bulk. our trucks have extra big tanks and can easily go a whole week without refilling.
     
  6. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    1000 miles per green light. 4 green lights equals 4000 miles. tank holds 20 gallons.

    i've gone 2000 miles on 10 gallons. but the truck has a heater. so no idling
     
  7. Jokingypsy

    Jokingypsy Medium Load Member

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    I gotta ask the big dummy question, I was hoping somebody else would but I guess I'll have to be the big dummy, what would happen if when a driver needed to relieve himself he just kept peeing in the DEF tank? I don't intend on trying it, but I guess I have too much time on my hands and think of idiotic things like this.

    Adam
     
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  8. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    Any contaminates and it will throw codes/derate/shutdown.
     
  9. bergy

    bergy Road Train Member

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    I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for the answer...

    Hey, there might be a protective mechanism that makes it like peeing on an electrified fence... Or maybe Mr. Gore reaches his arm out of the tank and grabs you by your package...
     
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