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AdBlue level with VCDS

Is there a way we can see how much we have left in the tank? I can't see anything in the measuring blocks, or the advance blocks. I know we get the warning when we need to refill, but I just had the dealer re-flash the ECU, so I'm hoping to get a reading and chart the usage.

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My impression is the system doesn't know anything about the AdBlue level until it falls below some threshold trigger. Then it wants a refill. Heaven forbid they would give us an actual AdBlue gauge, like a fuel gauge. Not to mention a more convenient AdBlue filler point like newer Golf TDIs have.

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My impression is the system doesn't know anything about the AdBlue level until it falls below some threshold trigger. Then it wants a refill. Heaven forbid they would give us an actual AdBlue gauge, like a fuel gauge. Not to mention a more convenient AdBlue filler point like newer Golf TDIs have.

But we get the opportunity to check our spare tire on a regular basis

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You mean the one that is permanently flat?!!
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You mean the one that is permanently flat?!!

Yup, and we wouldn't know that if we didn't have to move it

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New here and have been reading and learning about our 12 Tereg. Bought used and thought I'd top up the AdBlue about 4 fuel fill ups back it took 10 litres or so. Just topped tonight and it only took 2 litres..... surprised how little it's used. That sound right? Rough and dirty 25-2800 Kms and only 2 litres of AdBlue. Yes why no gauge, seems odd when there is lots of tech in this vehicle yet no AdBlue gauge is weird.

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Ad-blu has a shelf life. Only top up when you actually need to and make sure the refill has a good long use by date on it.

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Lolz. We don't even get a engine oil stick any more. They replaced it with an expensive unreliable technological system that costs more then the oil stick and is not as functional.

A lab quality submersible heater, a lab quality small pump, and one high quality injector can easily be purchased at retail for a purchase price of under $100 each. So the system (minus the tank) is about $300.

It would be hard to design a less ergonomic setup for the urea tank.

Yes, ad-blue has a shelf life. Which makes the fact the VW cheated to keep urea in the tank longer, even more ironic.

There is no easy way to check the adblue level. Sorry OP.



Other then that, I really like the way VW designed it.
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New here and have been reading and learning about our 12 Tereg. Bought used and thought I'd top up the AdBlue about 4 fuel fill ups back it took 10 litres or so. Just topped tonight and it only took 2 litres..... surprised how little it's used. That sound right? Rough and dirty 25-2800 Kms and only 2 litres of AdBlue. Yes why no gauge, seems odd when there is lots of tech in this vehicle yet no AdBlue gauge is weird.
My 2016 model is using a litre every 600 miles, say 1000km/litre, and earlier models may use a little less - it does depend on usage pattern though.

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My 2016 model is using a litre every 600 miles, say 1000km/litre, and earlier models may use a little less - it does depend on usage pattern though.
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