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Old 11-25-2013, 02:02 PM
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Re: DEF Level at Delivery

Mine also was delivered with about 1/4 , I mentioned it to the dealer,they did not have any onsite. He told me they had to make sure they carried it stock for the future.

He said they needed to keep some on hand for the trucks as well, and told me now that I made him aware he was going to make sure all diesels on his lot are full.

I have a good dealer,small town with good guys and the service manager is my neighbor.
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Re: DEF Level at Delivery

I am the First person to take delivery out of this very large dealership in West Phoenix and looks like they added only one 2.5 gallon shot of DEF as gauge reads about 2/3rds full. So it looks like JNAP in Michigan is putting about 1 gallon and then dealer will put in two containers and so DEF tank is approx 6 gallons. My dealership knows about urea as they sell tons of diesel 2500 and 3500 Dodge trucks and commercial Dodge trucks.

JNAP has to add some urea to even start the engine for the first time...

Places like NAPA As well as the truck stops have DEF do I will top off my self.

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Re: DEF Level at Delivery

Does anyone know if the nozzle of the DEF pump at truck stops will fit into the Jeep receptacle? If so, seems like the easiest way to top off in the future.
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I found this article useful. I consider myself a diesel noob so I am learning everything I can

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Re: DEF Level at Delivery

DEF level at delivery was 1/3 full. Dealer would not add more fluid. He said "never fill the DEF tank all the way full". This seems to be a recurring theme with some dealers. Looks like Chrysler needs to educate some of their dealerships.
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Re: DEF Level at Delivery

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Does anyone know if the nozzle of the DEF pump at truck stops will fit into the Jeep receptacle? If so, seems like the easiest way to top off in the future.
The truck stop nozzle will fit. I topped mine up just to check out the process as mine was filled at the dealer. After over 800 miles of driving it took less then one gallon.
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... So it looks like JNAP in Michigan is putting about 1 gallon and then dealer will put in two containers and so DEF tank is approx 6 gallons.
The DEF tank holds 8 gallons according to reviews and such.
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The truck stop nozzle will fit. I topped mine up just to check out the process as mine was filled at the dealer. After over 800 miles of driving it took less then one gallon.

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Re: DEF Level at Delivery

Had the same thing happen to me. In another thread, it was discussed the capacity of the tank was 8 gallons and the range 10K miles. One poster said she had to refill at 2600 miles. We hit empty at 3000 miles. Based on some of the conversation, it sounds like it is not uncommon at all for dealerships to short you on the DEF.
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Re: DEF Level at Delivery

Ask the dealer to see the pre delivery checklist from Chrysler. It says right on there that the dealer is to top off all fluids INCLUDING DEF. Jeep is paying your dealer to top off the tank. Do not let your dealer sell you short. The tank is to be filled. If the dealer says no, ask to see the pre delivery checklist from Jeep. The only time not to fully fill the DEF tank is if you live in extremely cold or extremely hot environments. (It freezes and expands 7% in temps below 12 degrees F, and the shelf life diminishes in hot temps).
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Re: DEF Level at Delivery

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Quick question. How much diesel fuel should a new vehicle have when the customer takes delivery? thanks.
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Quick question. How much diesel fuel should a new vehicle have when the customer takes delivery? thanks.
Jeep puts in 6 gallons. If you have a good dealer, they should top it off, or at least pay to top it off.
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