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Old 10-19-2012, 07:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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DEF fluid experation

I was talking to a ford dealer about the increased use of DEF fluid and diesel fuel since the NOX update and he told me to check the experation date on the DEF cause that could cause increase use of fluid. I use the Blue DEF brand and could not find any date on the box so is this BS or what ?
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I was talking to a ford dealer about the increased use of DEF fluid and diesel fuel since the NOX update and he told me to check the experation date on the DEF cause that could cause increase use of fluid. I use the Blue DEF brand and could not find any date on the box so is this BS or what ?
Yes. DEF has a very limited shelf life.
http://www.cumminsfiltration.com/pdf...es/MB10033.pdf
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Yes. DEF has a very limited shelf life.
http://www.cumminsfiltration.com/pdf...es/MB10033.pdf
Good stuff to know - thanks for the link
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Ok guys heres the scoop on def expiration dates.

According the "Blue Def" manufactures website the def fluid has a 2year shelve life.

It's best to store between 12 deg F and 86 deg F. Also if the fluid freeze's it will not hurt the strength upon thawing.

So there ya go fellas.
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Good to know mopwr. Thanks for posting.
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I was talking to a ford dealer about the increased use of DEF fluid and diesel fuel since the NOX update and he told me to check the experation date on the DEF cause that could cause increase use of fluid. I use the Blue DEF brand and could not find any date on the box so is this BS or what ?
Kip i don't think the dealer guy was tryin to BS you but he might have been talk'in out his -ss....thats all(as far as expiration date vs consumption).

As to using more def fluid....i could see that.The more regens you have the more def you'll use....kinda goes hand and hand.
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DEF is used all time, Not just during regens. It is basically sprayed into the SCR at 1.5% to 2% ratio of the diesel fuel burned.
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Yes it expers. You need to check exper date closely. May make the truck sick like eating expered meet.
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Yes it does expire......2 years from the date on the package.

That shelf life could also be shortened if it's stored in direct sunlight or in temps above 86 deg F for long periods.

For those that are interested there is a website ypu can go to for answers to your questions.

Goto ....WWW.discoverdef.com....then to Faq's
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