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|06-17-2017 12:16 AM|
Quote:In the US, there is enforcement at both the federal and state levels, which would impose massive fines on companies providing EGR/DPF Delete services or the operators who have the work done to their trucks.
Need proof of enforcement? Look no further than a $500,000 fine levied by EPA in January against Edge Products, an American company that sold more than 9,000 devices allowing owners of model year 2007 or later diesel pick-up trucks to operate without their factory-installed diesel particulate filters.
|06-16-2017 01:07 PM|
|GLEM||This is going to sound random but I've been looking around online for at other diesels and what not and people are deleting the DEF system. Has anyone thought of that?|
|06-11-2017 10:27 PM|
|Mac||In any event, based on what I've read it seems to me that the amounts stated in the service invoices above seem too low. A Cummins diesel FAQ says the "DEF dose rate will vary slightly amongst engine manufacturers. While most engines will have a dose rate of 2% of diesel fuel consumed, the dose rate will range from 1% to 3%." Even at a low dose rate of just ~1% I'd be expecting to use 3-4 gallons of AdBlue over the 10K service interval... or, about 1/2 tank of DEF, not 1/2 gallon.|
|06-11-2017 04:07 PM|
FYI-- in addition to the above, found the 30.3K service invoice too. It says... AND ADD 4.0 QTS ADD BLUE FLUID.
|06-11-2017 03:57 PM|
We've got a 2015 "250" with 47005 miles and prepaid service and it does get better mpg than our previous 35OBTC so it probably uses a bit less AdBlue every 10K miles.
The 40k service invoice says, "1/2 GAL OF ADD BLUE." Ditto for the 20.5K service. The 10.4K service says, "//CORRECTED ADBLUE LEVEL. 4 GLS"
So, I'm thinking MB's little diesel uses ~1/2 gallon of AdBlue every ~10K miles and the 7-gallon AdBlue tank is only filled with 3-4 gallons to begin with (or, perhaps 0.4 gallons were added at the 10K service).
|06-11-2017 02:26 PM|
|GLEM||Do you know what the levels are right before you go for your next service? As in, is there a lot to spare kind of deal?|
|06-10-2017 12:05 AM|
|06-06-2017 01:04 PM|
|GLEM||Now it's just a matter of how long can you go before it gets empty and leaves you stranded. I guess once you keep driving.. you should be alright?|
|06-04-2017 04:17 PM|
|Benzinator||If the DEF level drops below the reserve level, you should get a warning and still have time after that to refill before it goes empty.|
|05-25-2017 02:49 PM|
|GLEM||If it's anything like other systems, like Range Rovers for example, you'll get multiple warnings until the eventual "no engine restart" to which I'm pretty sure you better have some DEF on hand because it really won't restart.|
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