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VW MKVII-Mk7 Golf family including Golf Wagon (~ 2015 +) Discussions area for the Mk7 (2015+) Golf and Golf Wagon TDIs based on the MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) platform.

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Old July 14th, 2019, 15:25   #1
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Sages,
In '17 bought '15 Golf TDI 6MT w. 26k, 1st emiss fix done by selling dealer.
At present have 56,7 two years later - have yet to see AdBlue dash light indicating need for refill. Does 30K without having to refill said tank seem
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Suggestions? Am loath to just throw some DEF in without knowing consumption.
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Old July 14th, 2019, 18:23   #2
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Does the dealer change your oil? If so they are topping it off for you, it’s part of the 10000 mile service.
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Old July 15th, 2019, 05:11   #3
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Dealers may fill up but if they do I'm sure they charge trough the nose for it.

a 2.5 gallon cube of DEF seems to last 10-15K miles, so a full tank should last close to 30K, consumption is also dictated by driving habits too.
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Old July 15th, 2019, 07:54   #4
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Do you know anyone with VCDS? It'll show you how much is in the tank.
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Old July 15th, 2019, 15:47   #5
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Dealers may fill up but if they do I'm sure they charge trough the nose for it.

a 2.5 gallon cube of DEF seems to last 10-15K miles, so a full tank should last close to 30K, consumption is also dictated by driving habits too.
At least at my dealer an oil change includes topping off all fluids of which DEF is included.
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Old July 15th, 2019, 17:25   #6
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At least at my dealer an oil change includes topping off all fluids of which DEF is included.

I believe all the 3.0 TDI engines (Cayenne, Touareg, Q7) got free DEF fill ups from any dealer as part of the dieselgate settlement. I've heard that plenty of dealers will fill up any and all TDIs for free just to avoid any (more) legal issues.
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Old July 15th, 2019, 19:02   #7
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Appreciate responses.
Negative re dealer oil change - buy own supplies and take to independent garage, so not being topped off inadvertently.
Will see if my guy has VCDS and advise - has to go in this week for annual inspection anyway.
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Old July 15th, 2019, 22:41   #8
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I predict DEF light will go on between now and Aug. 15th.....just a guess.....
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Old July 16th, 2019, 04:38   #9
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nice guess, i was going for Aug 10th myself.
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Old July 17th, 2019, 15:57   #10
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Thanks again for the advice; will advise who wins the pool...
Wholeheartedly endorse winter use of Hakkapelitta 9 studded Nokian snows come winter - better than my 4WD 6MT Pro4X Xterra other than ground clearance...
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Old July 18th, 2019, 06:56   #11
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I missed the release date for Haka 9 but we have Haka 8 studded for both rides, Alltrack def eats it up until you run out of ground clearance.

We may be sourcing replacements for the Passat this fall, it will be year 3 and 20K with them, the wife likes to unload them while there 's still some used value left on them to reinvest in new tires.
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Old August 10th, 2019, 17:45   #12
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Update:
740GLE...beats dupp, nailing it exactly - light went on this afternoon, 8-10-19 @ appx. 3:40pm at 58,241 miles (dash message within 1500 miles) - bought @ 26k in 2017...
Next forum question - what is capacity of '15 Golf AdBlue tank?
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Old August 11th, 2019, 12:26   #13
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It has a 4 US gallon capacity.
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Old August 12th, 2019, 12:38   #14
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I wait until the car yells at me saying 400 miles or less, then just dump the whole 2.5 gallons into it, no worries about over filling and making a mess on the side of the car, lasts at least as long as an oil change service, in fact I just went 2 service intervals between fillups and only had to fill up again a few hundered miles ago.

I just bought a cheap 2.5 gallon jug from wal mart for like $8 and turned off the
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Old August 13th, 2019, 03:00   #15
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Update:
740GLE...beats dupp, nailing it exactly - light went on this afternoon, 8-10-19 @ appx. 3:40pm at 58,241 miles (dash message within 1500 miles) - bought @ 26k in 2017...
Next forum question - what is capacity of '15 Golf AdBlue tank?
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Wow 32k, what do you average for fuel economy?
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