Newbie AdBlu question

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Cuke
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Newbie AdBlu question

Post by Cuke » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:18 am

Morning all, hope you can help...
I’ve only had my XE a month or so and got a ‘Diesel exhaust fluid level low’ message a couple of weeks after purchase (can’t remember the exact text but I’m sure you all know the one), so popped into my local Jaguar dealer and had it filled up. Simple!
However, now a couple of weeks later it’s appearing again, it doesn’t hang around for me to press ‘OK’ (which I feel sure it did a couple of weeks ago??) but I’ve only done perhaps 1500, 2000 miles since it was filled so surely I can’t be low again so soon?
Is there any way of checking how many miles left I’ve actually got or is there a chance the sensor is faulty, or does it actually run out that fast?

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Re: Newbie AdBlu question

Post by Nuttyspark » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:59 am

Cuke wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:18 am
Morning all, hope you can help...
I’ve only had my XE a month or so and got a ‘Diesel exhaust fluid level low’ message a couple of weeks after purchase (can’t remember the exact text but I’m sure you all know the one), so popped into my local Jaguar dealer and had it filled up. Simple!
However, now a couple of weeks later it’s appearing again, it doesn’t hang around for me to press ‘OK’ (which I feel sure it did a couple of weeks ago??) but I’ve only done perhaps 1500, 2000 miles since it was filled so surely I can’t be low again so soon?
Is there any way of checking how many miles left I’ve actually got or is there a chance the sensor is faulty, or does it actually run out that fast?
Morning Cuke.
What year is you XE? Mine is a 2017 and to check my AdBlu level I switch on my ignition (not start the engine). Press the menu button on the steering wheel, go to Vehicle Information and then select Next Service. This will display when the next service is due and how many miles the AdBlu will last!
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Re: Newbie AdBlu question

Post by BOBCDP » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:15 am

It depends which model of XE that you have. The original XE MY16 from 2015 did approx 1000 miles per litre and there was no check available. You just waited for the low warning. The next model did 500 miles per litre but had a mileage till empty check. The easiest way to tell is that if you have vertical indicators for temp and fuel in the centre of the dash, it’s the earlier model. If you have a round dial between the speedo and rev counter then it’s the later car and you can check using the menu button on the steering wheel how many miles are left before a refill is needed. The 180D also has a larger DEF tank. 16 litres to 9 litres I think. Easy to fill yourself but never never never fill the tank. If you have the larger tank I would suggest you only fill with 10 litres and for the smaller tank max 5 litre fill. Adblue has a 6 month shelf life so don’t store it for too long and don’t buy from garage forecourts where it’s been stored in the sun. I would suggest however that as the dealer topped it up, you go back and ask why you are getting the warning popping up.
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Re: Newbie AdBlu question

Post by Cuke » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:59 am

Thanks both!
I’ve found the level display bit in the dash menu now, it says I’ve got about 1500 miles left, and checking the receipt from when it was topped up I’ve done about 2000 miles, so that means it does approx 3500 miles per refill... Does that sound right? They charged me £30 for the refill so assume it was full after that...

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Re: Newbie AdBlu question

Post by Indianajons » Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:23 pm

Depends if you have 163 or 180 diesel.... 163 should do a minimum of 4500 miles and 180 8000 miles (or 9K and 16K respectively if still on lower dose rate). 10L of Adblue is only around £10 if you do it yourself
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Re: Newbie AdBlu question

Post by Cuke » Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:18 pm

Yeah it’s the 163 so that’s still about 1000 miles short isn’t it... hmmm guess now I know how to track it I’ll get it filled up when it’s closer to empty and track the mullahs properly this time
Is filling it yourself as simple as it sounds? I know you very much shouldn’t over fill which is a bit scary but also, taking it in to Jaguar every 6 weeks is a bit of a pain too

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Re: Newbie AdBlu question

Post by Fighterpilot » Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:31 pm

This post from some time back sorted out going to the dealers. viewtopic.php?f=19&t=8971&p=100839&hili ... up#p100839 I bought the bottle as mentioned and the bulk bottle and it's been fine since.
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Re: Newbie AdBlu question

Post by Indianajons » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:32 pm

Cuke wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:18 pm
Yeah it’s the 163 so that’s still about 1000 miles short isn’t it... hmmm guess now I know how to track it I’ll get it filled up when it’s closer to empty and track the mullahs properly this time
Is filling it yourself as simple as it sounds? I know you very much shouldn’t over fill which is a bit scary but also, taking it in to Jaguar every 6 weeks is a bit of a pain too
Wait until indicator shows under 1000 miles (ie 1-2 litres left) then get 5L bottle with spout and put it all in (ie 6-7 litres in total, leaving 2 litre safety margin)
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Re: Newbie AdBlu question

Post by BOBCDP » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:48 pm

It really is very simple. Stick the nozzle in. Glug, glug, glug and it’s done. Just don’t put too much in as for some strange reason known only to Jaguar it will cause an expensive problem. Also put a bit of rag round the filler as it will make a mess on the carpet if you spill it.
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Re: Newbie AdBlu question

Post by Cuke » Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:58 am

Thanks all, I think I’ll buy a bottle and top up little and often so there’s no chance if overfilling then.

Anything to avoid (shelf life thing aside) when buying AdBlu or is it all the same?

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