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Chris1990
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New member, looking for some advise

Post by Chris1990 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:19 pm

Hi everyone,

Got my first Jaguar back in February, having previously having BMW's. So far im very happy with it, much nicer to drive than my old 1 series beamer.
I went for a white 15 plate 2.0d r-sport (180bhp), with many toys :D

Yesterday a message popped up on the dash 'diesel exhaust fluid level low', is there any indication how much is left in the Adblue tank??... dont want to overfill.

Thanks in advance for any help :D

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2015 2.0D R-sport (180)

RoJo
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Re: New member, looking for some advise

Post by RoJo » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:26 pm

Hi Chris and welcome.

The Xe 180 has a 17l tank and later versions gave you the option of looking at the service menu (engine off) to see how many litres of DEF required. I'm not sure whether the earlier models gave this info. I'd suggest a max fill of 10l of DEF fluid. There's plenty of DEF topics on this forum!
Currently a Caesium Blue 30T Portfolio :D
Previously a Corris grey 25D R-sport.

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Re: New member, looking for some advise

Post by Deleted User 732 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:27 am

To save you searching, this is one of my replies.
JLR use a pump (or should do) that measure pressures in the tank and applies. If you know your car does 500 or 1000 miles/ ltr then you can calculate it yourself. That is the airy fairy way and better underestimating it. For want of repeating myself for the umpteenth time, I bought a 1.87 ltr bottle of REDEX Adblue which has a valve and filter to stop over filling. I have used this for 4 years topping it up and adding to the tank. It automatically shuts off when the correct level is reached so no overfill. Every few load ups I wash the bottle in very hot tap water as a small amount of white residue forms near the valve. The hot water cleans it all away and then it is thoroughly dried either in sunlight or on a house radiator. I used 1x 10Ltr bottle like this over a 4 year period with no trouble so far. Keep bulk supply protected from frost and the top up bottle and agitate them before refills.

You can get Adblue from nearly everywhere now, Halfords, Tesco, Aldi and most garages

Chris1990
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Re: New member, looking for some advise

Post by Chris1990 » Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:18 pm

Spot on, thanks 👍 just ordered some of the redex adblue.
2015 2.0D R-sport (180)

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