Discussion in 'Engine, Gearbox, Exhaust, Drivetrain' started by Frosty, 25 May 2017.

  1. Frosty

    Frosty Member VIP Member


    I have had this light for the adblue come on today. With the minimum and maximum being shown as 1 Gallon, do I simply add the 4.5 Litres and that's it? Is there a possibility of over filling it, or any other things I need to know before I potentially mess this up?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. Polzeylad

    Polzeylad Senior Member T6 Guru

    Try and find somewhere with an adblue pump and use that; far cleaner, cheaper and they cut off when full like a fuel pump.
    I will never buy Adblue in a container again!!
  3. Frosty

    Frosty Member VIP Member

    That's the problem Polzeylad. The nearest place with the pump is on the motorway service station - 26 miles away.

    I bought the full bloomin container now. Is that bad to do yourself?
  4. hwd612

    hwd612 Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Completely agree with @Polzeylad, find a petrol station with an adblue pump. However DO NOT wait for pump to click off like you would for diesel, you can overfill your adblue tank using a pump very easily. The adblue tank on the T6 has quite a long filler neck, this should not be filled, only the tank itself.

    Only add the maximum that the dash tells you (you can always go into the settings and change your units so it'll give you the min and max in litres, then change it back once you've filled up).

    I filled mine with a pump and waited for it to click off, subsequently the tank was over filled. In a few hundred miles the engine warning light came on as ultrasonic sensor that is inside the tank couldn't see the level going down.
  5. Polzeylad

    Polzeylad Senior Member T6 Guru

    I had the dealer refill once (horrendous rip off) then topped up in France where I really struggled to find any. €10.99 for 1.5 litres (!) came in a special container which sealed but it STILL dripped slightly; the drip almost immediately crystallised on the paint and was hastily rinsed off! The pump was way easier. We're not that near to one either but it's handily on the way to the Plymouth Brittany ferry port.

    Saves so much hassle and money; I paid 68p a litre.

    Oh and it takes the sensor quite a while to "realise" you've topped up!
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  6. Roadrunner

    Roadrunner Grape Yellow Beach VIP Member T6 Legend

    Mine is showing 2500 at the moment, not got a clue what the min max is but mine shows .75 - 1.25 so it's not an amount to up me thinks
  7. T6 Dave

    T6 Dave Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Every services that I pull into in France has it on sale.. Have also seen specific filling kits in factors over there for filling..

    I'd go to dealers and ask them to show you how to do it if that unsure (get them to use your can.
  8. Polzeylad

    Polzeylad Senior Member T6 Guru

    I'm fine doing it. But it's far easier and cheaper to use a pump. So that's what I'll do.
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  9. T6 Dave

    T6 Dave Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Sorry, rough day, last bit about being shown was meant for @Frosty ..
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  10. Polzeylad

    Polzeylad Senior Member T6 Guru

    Thought it seemed slightly odd! No worries.
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  11. PukkaT6

    PukkaT6 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Just typed in warrington and stockport and it said none :(
  12. Polzeylad

    Polzeylad Senior Member T6 Guru

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  13. Loz

    Loz California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17 VCDS User Admin Moderator VIP Member

    I just bought 10L and waited until it was down to 1500 miles and it took the lot no problem.
  14. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member VCDS User Admin Moderator

    A good point was made above, if you overfill the tank so the adblue level goes into the filler neck when you drive the engine knows adblue is being used (as the engine is requesting it to be used) but the level sensor in the tank does not measure any drop (because you are using the fluid in the filler neck) and the van can throw an error, albeit a minor one.
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  15. CaliStu

    CaliStu Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    My nearest adblue pump is 50 miles away and I still prefer it to using a container :)

    Obviously I don't make a specific journey though. I just wait until I'm passing and it's nearly empty.
    Last edited: 25 May 2017
  16. Chrisfraser05

    Chrisfraser05 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    38 miles for me!!!

    Think I'll be buying containers lol
  17. PukkaT6

    PukkaT6 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Im thinking wait until 500 miles left and whack 5 litres in and repeat.
  18. Stueyhants

    Stueyhants Member

    Mine has nearly 2000 miles on her now but the adblue is still saying 4500 miles to go. At one point it went up to 5000 miles to go but then came back down and hasn't shifted for 500 miles or so ...... is that normal ?
  19. El purito

    El purito New Member

    My LWB 2o6 DSG T6 Kombi from new had 5k of Ad Blue, I've now driven nearly 4k and it's still showing 5k of Ad Blue.
    Maybe I'm missing something?
  20. Oldrat

    Oldrat Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Apols but a newbie numpy Q.

    What happens if you dont refill the adblue?

    Not had to use additives since the 70's and using 2-stroke in me motorcicles.

    Cheers Ratty

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