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VW Passat Family (NMS and B7) TDIs (2012+) Discussion area for the 2012+ Passat TDI (North American and rest of world versions versions). The North American model was previously codenamed NMS (New Midsize Sedan) and the version the rest of the world gets is sometimes referred to as B7.

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Old May 19th, 2017, 05:52   #16
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Those hoses are just too mucking fuch. When you can buy DEF at the pump for $ 2.19 and fill a brand new 2 gal gas can solely for DEF and then use the funnel method using a VW dealer bought bottle or refill same bottle.
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Old May 19th, 2017, 07:31   #17
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I'd rather fill a 2.5 gallon jug from the dealership and not have to use the small bottle as a funnel. You're going to have to purchase the small bottle to cut it up so spend a little more and not worry about spilling it on the paint.
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Old May 19th, 2017, 08:02   #18
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In the VW urea bottle, I just cut the tabs that prevent the top from unscrewing, unscrew the top and refill bottle, screw the top back on and then fill the urea tank. No chance of any mess in the car at all.
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Old May 19th, 2017, 10:21   #19
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Those hoses are just too mucking fuch. <snip>
To each is own. We all pay for convenience every day. In fact, a big chunk of what we pay for our cars is convenience. I got the hose. I like the hose. It's convenient.
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Old May 19th, 2017, 10:32   #20
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In the VW urea bottle, I just cut the tabs that prevent the top from unscrewing, unscrew the top and refill bottle, screw the top back on and then fill the urea tank. No chance of any mess in the car at all.
I've done that in the past. My wife's took 13 bottles. It's a lot of refilling with a Q5. We both drive Q5 TDI's so the hose is much easier for me.
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Never thought of how much my 2015 may use. I may be in the same boat as you where the 2015 uses so much more that the 2013 that I may abandon the VW bottle method.
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Old May 19th, 2017, 14:42   #22
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Never thought of how much my 2015 may use. I may be in the same boat as you where the 2015 uses so much more that the 2013 that I may abandon the VW bottle method.
I have a 2015 and a year ago in the summer I took a trip of about 4,000 miles. I had filled the DEF tank before I left and when I returned it took about 3/4 gallon DEF.
Last fall I drove 3,000 miles to Mexico and again filled the DEF tank before I left. Upon my arrival when I filled it up again it took about 1/2 gallon.

BTW: Q5 is a 3 liter engine vs 2 liter on the Passat. Its heavier than the Passat and has 4 wheel drive. Don't know if it's full time or on demand.
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Never thought of how much my 2015 may use. I may be in the same boat as you where the 2015 uses so much more that the 2013 that I may abandon the VW bottle method.
Our 2013 Passat uses just right at a 2.5 gal jug (half the tank) at the 10K oil change. I'm really interested to see how much DEF these cars will suck up after the "fix."
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Old May 21st, 2017, 14:35   #24
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All the bottles I've ever dealt with DEF are plastic. Not sure what "DEF being ruined" means. I personally am not overly concerned if the DEF is "ruined" as long as the hard parts I might have to replace for a silly amount of money are not damaged. I wipe out my funnels before next use and I am not going to have a "special" funned for every fluid I use them for without a darn good reason.

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