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Anyone read they are now talking about a DEF shortage? Just what we need.
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But yeah Platinum DEF is, well, DEF. I figure plain old DEF has worked in my car for 8 years so it must be good enough.
DEF is not DEF.
Go to the Colorado/Canyon Diesel sites and you'll find plenty of people having issues with Platinum DEF. Our truck was one of them. Within miles of filling with Platinum fluid started getting poor quality def warnings, de-rate warnings etc.

ONLY thing done was drain and refill with standard fluid and been fine for thousands of miles and multiple refills.

The DEF shortage has been a concern for months now.
Article I read gave examples of trucks being side lined in S. Korea over a lack of fluid.
 

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So if DEF is not DEF than what else is it? I am curious to know.
Don't have a good answer other than additives/filler.
I received a refund from Peak for the Platinum DEF.
As I said, it is a known issue with the 2.8L in the Colorado/Canyons.
 
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