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Old December 9th, 2017, 19:10   #16
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good to know the extended fix warranty is working out good!
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Old December 11th, 2017, 06:00   #17
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I never even quoted nor mentioned you in my post. I did refer to VW though.

As for buying at the truck stop you need to bring your own CLEAN container.
Someone on the TDI club claims he uses the pump straight int the tank. I don't think I'm the only one who gets little spills regardless of how careful you are. I use plastic bags to minimize any spills.
Why not just top up the tank when your at the station? Every DEF filling station has a nozzle with a rubber thin hose that slips right in the def tank fill port. Granted the chance of spilling is higher but if the light is on asking for more, you can easily fit 2-3 gallons in. A couple drops of def isn't going to ruin the car, just hold a paper towel on the hose as you remove it from the fill port.

Instead you bring your own containers, fill up, bring home, juggle kruse bottle? I used to do this until I realized I could cut 3 steps.
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Old December 11th, 2017, 10:55   #18
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Why not just top up the tank when your at the station? Every DEF filling station has a nozzle with a rubber thin hose that slips right in the def tank fill port. Granted the chance of spilling is higher but if the light is on asking for more, you can easily fit 2-3 gallons in. A couple drops of def isn't going to ruin the car, just hold a paper towel on the hose as you remove it from the fill port.
Instead you bring your own containers, fill up, bring home, juggle kruse bottle? I used to do this until I realized I could cut 3 steps.
Correct. In most situations where the car is asking for DEF, you won't have any issues pumping two or three gallons. There is really no reason to top off the DEF tank. Doing so just increases the likelihood of spills.
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Old December 11th, 2017, 14:25   #19
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I use the "Kruze" bottle with the bottom cut off to create a funnel. Then I refill it while screwed in place using a 2 quart plastic bottle. This way it is quite easy to do and I know how much I'm adding.
This, we have a 250 gal tank at work and i just screw it on and pump in directly to the tank (i keep a towel over the "straw to keep if from splashing anywhere...). I would do this at truck stops if i didnt have access to my setup...
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Old December 11th, 2017, 18:19   #20
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I found it easier to simply unscrew the top of the "Kruze" bottle, re-filling it as necessary. Cutting the bottom off just created another opportunity for contamination, during storage.
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I found it easier to simply unscrew the top of the "Kruze" bottle.
Same here.
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