Jason E LeBlanc· Premium Member
Dodge doesn't have an 'eco boost'. DEF freezes when the temperature gets cold enough, not the fault of the truck.Just curious if anyone else is having trouble with def fluid freezing up or other issues with these trucks?
actually that's pretty much what the semi's we have run to keep the def tank thawed, in the cases where it doesn't the def doesn't get called for by the computer until it is thawed so it doesn't throw codes, I'm surprised dodge didn't work with this theory...I would think its a problem with crysler. I bought one and no fixes yet. You don't dare leave it outside in the cold. Yes def fluid freezes but put a circulating heater on it or some type of heat on it when you plug it in. I'm not happy with the set up one bit. If it wasn't new, i would take the tank and spray foam it and wrap a string heat tape around it or run a hose off the rad around it or something.
Fuel Consumption Search | Office of Energy EfficiencyWhat are people getting for fuel mileage with them?
So here is the problem, truck is excellent, milage is everything they preach, def fluid tanks are heated, but only 40 min after you start the engine is it thawed. With in seconds of starting it, (outside, plugged in) the fault codes start and you are done until dealer hooks to laptop and clears the codes. If def tank was heated during the night when plugged in, I think it would be ok. I'm warning you to not leave it for more then 2 hrs with engine turned off, or you will walk.
I would say you have a problem there, better get it checked out.Get an Ecoboost, its like the EPA's worst nightmare, smoke pours out on start-up.
No full size pickup is going to match that.I took it last week to the Louisville Farm Show , it consumed 198.2 L of diesel , 4.8 L of DEF in 2446 km . Set cruise at 115 to 120 km/hr depending on HWY limit + back and forth to show 4 times from the motel.
Round Trip avg = 8.1 L / 100km