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Old 12-30-2013, 11:14 PM
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Re: DEF Tank Capacity

Well there you go! I was only going off the literature that came with my car telling me that the stealers would look after it all!
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Re: DEF Tank Capacity

1st of all, I'm glad I found this forum. New Jeep owner here. We just got a '14 Overland diesel and LOVE it. We just turned 3600 miles when a message on the dash said the car would not start in 350 miles if we did not add DEF. I thought the DEF was supposed to last about 10K miles but like others have mentioned it probably was not completely filled at the dealership. I just went to Autozone and bought this for $15.00. No big deal.
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Re: DEF Tank Capacity

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I had to add 7.5 gallons ($45) when the odometer hit 2600 miles. Since I'm traveling on vacation, I was unable to bring the vehicle to the dealer for diagnostics—Jeep customer service said the DEF fill up intervals should be around 10K miles. Any one else having this problem?
I am a little late on this reply looks like-I have about 2300 on mine and it was down to a 1/4 tank of def per the display. There is no leak on mine. I suspect they only had it about 1/2 full when I picked it up.

I never looked the levels until recently. Put 2.5 gallons in it today which should last a little while now that I am sitting at half a tank on the def. Not too bad to put it in although I did not like the $12.99 plus tax on the def. at the auto parts.
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Old 05-04-2014, 02:12 PM
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Re: DEF Tank Capacity

I've seen DEF at the pump at major fuel stations w/tractor-trailer lanes. Retail yesterday was $2.49/gallon


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Old 05-04-2014, 10:21 PM
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Re: DEF Tank Capacity

Definitely go to a truck stop to get the DEF.... Much cheaper, plus you will turn some heads in disbelief you're driving a diesel. I had a FedEx driver have me pop the hood so he could see for himself, even though I was pumping the DEF at the time.


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Re: DEF Tank Capacity

They are delivered to the dealerships no more than half full. dealerships are not required to fill it. You have to work that out with them in your deal
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Re: DEF Tank Capacity

Added 2 gallons today after 3200 miles. Gage said around 75% so the tank should be full now. I found the filling spout in the tire carrier totally useless. I used the spout provided by the container I bought at Walmart which worked well once I could get the spout screwed in correctly. Was really a 5 minute procedure to include trying the useless spout...
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Added 2 gallons today after 3200 miles. Gage said around 75% so the tank should be full now. I found the filling spout in the tire carrier totally useless. I used the spout provided by the container I bought at Walmart which worked well once I could get the spout screwed in correctly. Was really a 5 minute procedure to include trying the useless spout...
The "useless spout" you speak of is for adding fuel from a Jerry can.
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They are delivered to the dealerships no more than half full. dealerships are not required to fill it. You have to work that out with them in your deal

Dealerships ARE required to fill. Part of the PDI process, as outlined in the service bulletin and in the supplement diesel owners guide.


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Re: DEF Tank Capacity

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Case Number: S1425000010
Release Date: 4/5/2014
Symptom/Vehicle Issue:
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) Level Will Not Change After Adding Fluid to Tank


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The DEF tank level monitoring is different than the fuel tank and is slower to update because DEF
can freeze. The DEF tank has no mechanical moving parts (float arm). To update the DEF tank
gauge, the ECU receives information from an ultrasonic level sensor in the tank.
Normally the DEF gauge will reset after 3 to 4 seconds after a refill of at least 1 gallon. The update is
delayed while the ECU receives a series of signals from the ultrasonic sensor transmitted once per
second. The ECU must receive enough valid signals to determine an accurate fluid level. The ECU
takes longer to process a valid fluid level if the signal quality is poor, if the ECU receives a long series
of poor signals, a plausibility fault will set and service will be required.
When adding DEF, it is important to add at least 1 gallon.
The gauge takes additional time to reset if there is excessive fluid sloshing in the tank.
The ECU begins checking for refill events within 3 seconds after each key-on. The refill events while
the engine is running are detected almost immediately if a minimum of 1 gallon is added.
The DEF gauge will not update after a refill if the temperature of the DEF fluid in the tank is below
12F (-11C). The DEF line heater will possibly warm up the DEF fluid after a period of driving
depending on the temperature of the DEF fluid.
If there is an active fault present that is related to the DEF tank monitoring, inducement function or

SCR pump, the gauge will not reset.

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Re: DEF Tank Capacity

Glad I found this thread. I had the same question. New Owner.
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Dealerships ARE required to fill. Part of the PDI process, as outlined in the service bulletin and in the supplement diesel owners guide.
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Yes, Required as part of the delivery.... Technically it will come "almost full" as they only do an extra 2.5 Gallons under warranty claim.
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