DEF, Platinum DEF?

rbdjr

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NW New Jersey
Year
2021
Was buying DEF, The Walmart I went to was out of stock-NONE.
Went to Home Depot they had it, Blue DEF-$15, and also Platinum DEF- $21,
Is there a difference in Def Fluids? Worth the $ difference?
Also, this is 2nd time Walmart sold out, is DEF fluid becoming a shortage item like everything else?
 

BoostN

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TN
Year
2021
I mean, DEF is DEF.. it's ISO certified. I don't see the need personally.
 

Marvin24

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Year
2020
I fill my DEF tank at a Blue diesel station and its $2.69 a gallon, if you are buying at Walmart or Lowes your over paying. $6 dollars a gallon at Walmart $7.6 at Lowes.
 

Mooseman

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Ottawa, ON Canada
Year
2021
Have yet to see any of those here neither. Probably only available at large truck Cardlocks. If I do find one, I'd be refilling my 9L jugs. I can usually get it at Canadian Tire for $21CAD on sale. Princess Auto had a smoking deal at $12CAD but was sold out within one day.

BTW, that hose they include with those jugs is very handy with windshield washer fluid 😉
 

CompuDragon

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Denton, Texas
Year
2021
i think you are missing the boat sure Blue DEF exceeds every manufacture requirement but what about when there is a shortage and the only thing on the shelf is the fancy overpriced one. but i am sure that won't happen near you.
 
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Indianapolis
Year
2021
Couple of YouTube videos and articles about Platinum DEF causing trucks to throw codes. There is another video that discusses a stabilizer in platinum DEF. Not sure what that stabilizer is and what it does to stabilize urea in water.
 
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