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When I was at the Dodge dealer on Monday I was talking to the manager about a 2013 Ram truck that had come in with DEF in the fuel. The owner accidentally added the DEF to the fuel and ran it and now it won't start. All I can say is since this stuff crystalizes it will be a very expensive repair. Injectors alone will be $1200+.
 

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When I was at the Dodge dealer on Monday I was talking to the manager about a 2013 Ram truck that had come in with DEF in the fuel. The owner accidentally added the DEF to the fuel and ran it and now it won't start. All I can say is since this stuff crystalizes it will be a very expensive repair. Injectors alone will be $1200+.
They should send the bill to the dirty hippies or yuppies.
 

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I guess I gotta ask what's DEF
 

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My '03, F-250 might begin to look a little long in the tooth, but I hope it and the 7.3L in it last another 20 years!
 

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Hopefully the fuel filter stopped it and is now plugged.
I have wanted a diesel truck for years. It will be a used one or sure now.
If a Ford it will be a 7.3
If a Dodge a 5.9 '04.5 to 07
If GM an LBZ
 

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My '03, F-250 might begin to look a little long in the tooth, but I hope it and the 7.3L in it last another 20 years!

Early '03 was the last of the 7.3's as the 6.0 was introduced mid-year. Take care of her and keep her runin'




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Early '03 was the last of the 7.3's as the 6.0 was introduced mid-year. Take care of her and keep her runin'




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Yes, I plan to try. If the engine ever fails, I'll put a factory reman. in it! Just don't want to total the rest of it!
 

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Yes, I plan to try. If the engine ever fails, I'll put a factory reman. in it! Just don't want to total the rest of it!
Be GLAD you are not in Michigan. The truck will rust away before the engine ever fails
 

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Be GLAD you are not in Michigan. The truck will rust away before the engine ever fails
That would break my heart! I am still driving a '91 F-150 for the farm truck. Plan to keep it forever too, because it has a straight 6 in it. Can't get those anymore either.
 

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My Jeep has an I6 as well as my Cummins. I'm keeping them forever too.
 

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Hopefully the fuel filter stopped it and is now plugged.
I have wanted a diesel truck for years. It will be a used one or sure now.
If a Ford it will be a 7.3
If a Dodge a 5.9 '04.5 to 07
If GM an LBZ
I would say a filter could stop a cup of water but not gallons. So it pushed by the filter and in diesel it crystallizes/separates so it was everywhere, lines, injectors, pump and tank. The Ford procedure is to replace everything if crystals are found at the injectors.
 

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I would say a filter could stop a cup of water but not gallons. So it pushed by the filter and in diesel it crystallizes/separates so it was everywhere, lines, injectors, pump and tank. The Ford procedure is to replace everything if crystals are found at the injectors.
Does warranty kick in or is it considered operator error?
 

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I agree. They'll call it operator error.
 

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I heard the dealer tell the owner to call his insurance company. I wonder if insurance would cover an error like this. I'm thinking no but I'm guessing.
 

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I heard the dealer tell the owner to call his insurance company. I wonder if insurance would cover an error like this. I'm thinking no but I'm guessing.
Could or should take his diesel away from him ...On the insurance side, a insurance agent was telling me , his mother used a cleaner one day not made for leather seats. Bleached her car seats bad, the insurance company paid for replacement, same if a milk jug leaks, or someone spills something on the seats and carpeting in car. They will pay to have it cleaned or replaced after you pay your deductible. So it is possible they may pay . I watched a fellow was pouring DEF in his truck one day ,noticed the diesel and DEF caps was side by side. Maybe same as his ??:dunno:
 

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I'm really glad my diesels don't need to carry goat pee. Just sayin'
 

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Save the Old Diesels

I have my 1984 Ford Ranger 2.2L Perkins Diesel at 250,000 kms as personal transportation, rusting but still running. It replaced my 1986 Volvo 740 Turbo Diesel Wagon at 325,00 kms that made an untimely demise but I still have two spare Volvo Diesel engines that I rebuilt as spares in the garage to put into service some time ! Definately not eco-clean but cheap to run and rebuild.

Al in Dundas
 
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