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Old 01-21-2015, 04:59 AM   #1
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I had a craving, but got over it!

My existing truck is in my signature is still working perfectly and has 145,000 on it and it tows my 5th wheel perfectly and averages 12.0 mpg when towing, but...

The other day I had a craving for a new truck. I went to GMC's web site and the site would not work with Firefox or IE. Maybe the problem is on my end, but it wouldn't let me build a truck. Then I got to thinking about DEF that I don't need or use now, not to mention a payment (big one or monthly as the case may be) that I don't have now.

I lost the urge quickly. Whew!
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Old 01-21-2015, 05:44 AM   #2
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thats a good choice, stay away from a DPF i have been thinking about deleting mine

my sprinter work truck takes DEF and its a pain, and about 5 gallons (40 bucks cdn) only lasts 10,000 kms. and not everyone sells it yet
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Old 01-21-2015, 06:20 AM   #3
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Great choice, Mine is almost turning 100k and every now and again I get a hankering to go looking, then reality takes over and reins supreme.
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:18 AM   #4
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Unfortunately, the DEF system is here to stay, so if you're thinking about a new diesel truck, it will have it. Problem is with the EPA. These trucks actually get better fuel economy/burn cleaner without all the pollution crap on it. Kinda like a catch-22. When my warranty is out, first thing I'm doing is straight piping and deleting the DEF/DPF systems.
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:36 AM   #5
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Trade it???? It is not even broken in yet Ed.
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:20 AM   #6
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The fact that this stuff freezes at 12F or around there is enough for me to know that I would not buy a truck with a Diesel engine here in Saskatchewan....this along with the higher Fuel freezing makes owning a Diesel engine truck more of a hassle.
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I understand the DPF being a pain, but what is everyone's hang up with DEF. I fill my tank twice a year for $22 each time. Compared to what I spend on fuel per year, it's negligible. It's extremely easy to do and cheap in the grand scheme of things. You can pick it up anywhere that sells automotive supplies...ie: Walmart, gas station, Autozone, dealer. Why is it a focal point for people?
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I understand the DPF being a pain, but what is everyone's hang up with DEF. I fill my tank twice a year for $22 each time. Compared to what I spend on fuel per year, it's negligible. It's extremely easy to do and cheap in the grand scheme of things. You can pick it up anywhere that sells automotive supplies...ie: Walmart, gas station, Autozone, dealer. Why is it a focal point for people?
I think the hang up is; it is just one more thing.

I have a co worker who has had to limp to the dealer twice now, because his DEF system has frozen up when he has parked outside for a few days without driving it. He says it now only parks in the garage in the winter, and does not drive it on out of town trips if he thinks it might freeze up.
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My existing truck is in my signature is still working perfectly and has 145,000 on it and it tows my 5th wheel perfectly and averages 12.0 mpg when towing, but...The other day I had a craving for a new truck. I lost the urge quickly. Whew!
I'm with you, Ed. I get a craving every time I drive by my Chevy dealer but right beside the dealer is my bank which now is paying me interest on what use to be my monthly truck payments. My 05 with 131K still looks and drives great...and I haven't even thought about DEF.
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Might be cheaper to move down south. It's 74 and sunny here in Charleston, SC
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