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Old 08-07-2020, 03:08 PM   #1
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DEF Head failure and Spartan is Backordered till Aug 16th

Does anyone know where I might locate one? Spartan wasn't much help.
I'm currently showing 3364 and 3031 asserted when I'm sitting still (engine off).
I would like to source one before I'm left stranded.

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Old 08-07-2020, 04:50 PM   #2
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This is something from another post that you may want to keep in the back of your mind. Link to other post.....

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f103/def...re-480716.html

Just a few observations: (1) I found no threads about this on the Newmar site but a number of threads on the Entegra site. This is an issue. (2) The Cummins mechanic said they replace 4-5 DEF Heads per week on average. This includes all varieties of commercial vehicles including DPs. (3) This is the most important to keep in mind when traveling. If you experience the issue on the road, the DEF Head can be re-calibrated which allows the vehicle to be driven without de-rating. This means that you can avoid a tow of your vehicle if you can get a mobile service to accomplish this. This would be an emergency fix and not long term.
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In light if the growing def head situation and Being a guy that likes to be prepared I am ordering a def head to keep in the coach. I already own the scanner so hopefully it’s an install, clear codes then back on the road.

We will see how it all works out
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Thanks Don, I did read that thread. I'm going to try and get to Nashville tomorrow.
I just hope I can get this to hold up till I can get one installed. I'll be at Spartan next month for the Academy. I suppose this might come up. LOL
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Drove from West Memphis to Nashville and didn't have any issues. Stopped an hour outside Nashville and when I restarted the coach the emission warning went out. I hope I can get to Michigan and get this replaced.
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In light if the growing def head situation and Being a guy that likes to be prepared I am ordering a def head to keep in the coach. I already own the scanner so hopefully itís an install, clear codes then back on the road.

We will see how it all works out

I was thinking the same thing. Any idea of current availability and cost
for the unit?
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I was thinking the same thing. Any idea of current availability and cost
for the unit?
I paid 850$ for my def head. I already had a scanner but they can be bought for a few hundred.

It gives me piece of mind knowing I can take care of it while on the road
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