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Old 07-15-2022, 02:17 AM   #224 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by JSH View Post
A gallon of DEF last about 750 miles in my Duramax. It cost $7 a gallon (in a jug - less at a pump) so that is about $0.01 per mile for DEF. A delete is about $1500 for parts - double that to have the work done. That is a LONG payback to increase emissions with no benefit.
I defer to your expertise. My hunch was I could probably scrounge together whatever I needed to delete the stuff on the cheap, but I have not looked into it whatsoever.

750 miles is almost every tank of fuel. Would prefer to avoid the 1:1 relationship of DEF and refueling. Fortunately I do by owning a truck that predates the requirement, and as I said, will probably avoid it entirely by skipping to electric.

So far I've never had need of long distance trucking, so EV is probably fine.
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