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      12-28-2011, 08:19 PM   #1
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I Am Not Sure This "d" Will Make it

It is in serious need of a "DEFusion".

Note the logo on the Diesel Exhaust Fluid Bottle. The VW parts guy said they get lots of BMW and Mercedes owners coming in for the DEF. LOL
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      12-28-2011, 09:56 PM   #2
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The Flying J's DEF is even cheaper than VW's.
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      12-29-2011, 12:49 AM   #3
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The Flying J's DEF is even cheaper than VW's.
I dont know, you could put water in a bottle and pass it off as DEF and most people wouldnt know the difference. I trust VW to put the right stuff in bottles if it is going to be put in cars they warrantee....

Anyway, I posted that to show people my new "funnel". I picked it up today at Wallmart. In toto (well not including the light stand and duct tape), it costs about $10, but it allows pouring from the 2.5 gal container with both hands.
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I like the setup. I hate when the dealership has my car and they DEFicate all over the side of it.
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Watching the techs fill DEF in the shop was so funny when I worked at the BMW dealer. Their bay always turned white.
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Watching the techs fill DEF in the shop was so funny when I worked at the BMW dealer. Their bay always turned white.
I must admit, even with this setup, I spilled a bit. I pour the 2.5 gallon bottle with one hand on the handle and the other supporting the bottle on the bottom. I learned that the bottom hand needs a latex glove. The DEF sloshes around pretty good in the bottle.
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It is in serious need of a "DEFusion".

Note the logo on the Diesel Exhaust Fluid Bottle. The VW parts guy said they get lots of BMW and Mercedes owners coming in for the DEF. LOL
Will a regular funnel work? Or do I need a hose setup?

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Will a regular funnel work? Or do I need a hose setup?

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No. Your best bet it to buy the 1/2 gallon container from VW and screw it on and squeeze.
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Will a regular funnel work? Or do I need a hose setup?

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I have used a small funnel, but it takes a long time and I had to first move the fluid to a smaller container because the big one is too heavy to pour with one hand. Then the small funnel fills up and you have to wait for it to drain -- tedious.

As previously mentioned, there is a smaller container which is designed to screw onto the inlet in place of the cap. I havent ever had one of these, but I have read that others have adapted these to be able to refill them (apparently they are designed to be one-shot things), so if you buy one once, you can use it and refill it and use it again. Also, maybe you could cut the bottom off and use it as a funnel but you would probably need to attach it to a stand like I did in the above photo with the transmission oil funnel.
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I have used a small funnel, but it takes a long time and I had to first move the fluid to a smaller container because the big one is too heavy to pour with one hand. Then the small funnel fills up and you have to wait for it to drain -- tedious.

As previously mentioned, there is a smaller container which is designed to screw onto the inlet in place of the cap. I havent ever had one of these, but I have read that others have adapted these to be able to refill them (apparently they are designed to be one-shot things), so if you buy one once, you can use it and refill it and use it again. Also, maybe you could cut the bottom off and use it as a funnel but you would probably need to attach it to a stand like I did in the above photo with the transmission oil funnel.
Was just at the dealer for service and they locally came up with a better fill adapter as the one supplied by BMW took 2 people. I was thinking about doing this already. Using one of the 1/2 gallon screw on bottles, (for the sedan) cut a slot open on the side of the bottle (2"x3") towards the bottom (when standing up) that would be facing up when screwed into the fill port. Then hold the fill valve open in the bottle by pushing in and putting on a hose clamp to keep it from moving and closing the valve. Just screw on the bottle onto the fill port, then slowly pour the DEF into the open slot. Do not fill the bottle completely as all the weight is being supported by the port. Also do not go too fast when the DEF tank is near full as once full and you want to remove the bottle, if any DEF is still in the bottle it will pour out when you unscrew it. Wash the bottle with water when done or any remaining DEF will crystalize.

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Was just at the dealer for service and they locally came up with a better fill adapter as the one supplied by BMW took 2 people. I was thinking about doing this already. Using one of the 1/2 gallon screw on bottles, (for the sedan) cut a slot open on the side of the bottle (2"x3") towards the bottom (when standing up) that would be facing up when screwed into the fill port. Then hold the fill valve open in the bottle by pushing in and putting on a hose clamp to keep it from moving and closing the valve. Just screw on the bottle onto the fill port, then slowly pour the DEF into the open slot. Do not fill the bottle completely as all the weight is being supported by the port. Also do not go too fast when the DEF tank is near full as once full and you want to remove the bottle, if any DEF is still in the bottle it will pour out when you unscrew it. Wash the bottle with water when done or any remaining DEF will crystalize.
i need a visual schematic or pics, but sounds like a plan.
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How do you know when it is full?
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How do you know when it is full?
When it stops flowing in. By using the bottle screwed into the fill port, because it is not very high, you will always be below the vent of the tank. If you fill using a hose from higher up (as in the picture at the beginning of this thread) you could overfill the tank and have DEF come out the vent which will only crystalize and possibly plug it.
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Pick-up a $8 gallon bottle from VW dealership and drill a 1" hole in the side at the bottom (not ON the bottom though). Go to autozone etc or your local truck stop and get a few gallons of the stuff cheap, pour it into the jug with the hole and put a rubber cork in it so you dont splash it out while you're pouring.

Fill one gallon at a time. When the fill tank equalizes with the bottle, you're done!
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Refill NASCAR style !
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Refill NASCAR style !
Well, I would rather spill a bit of DEF than have high octane race gas spewing all over the place.

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I did my first refill with 2.5 gallon DEF BLUE from Oreillys. It comes with a short plastic slinky hose. Managed to get 2 gallons in there. Spilled alot. I need to buy that hose setup. we need more pics of peoples setup/devices
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cool stuff @ roegr arent you coming down to the island soon you pmd me on this tell the dates so we can meet
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