2015 Passat TDI 6 sp manual test drive

Couleetdi

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:confused:Nice test drive today. Sure different than a Jetta. salesman said pull into gas station, I'll add fuel, it's low and with cold weather coming in MN, need to add some.

He had a heck of a time getting smaller nozzle into the filler tube. I asked him, how are you supposed to add anti gel to make sure diesel doesn't gel up. Duh. Regular funnel does not work he said. Gas stations add enough should be no problem. NOT.

So what are you guys doing to add additives with that misfueling guard in place. I see it can be poppped out somehow on a YTube video. IDparts has one, but looks more like a small and large ended funnel for big rig stations large nozzles.

I'm guessing someone really sharp, has come up a an alternative or a funnel somewhere for sale.

Thanks Getting closer to buying.



Coulee
 

HPsenicka

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Refineries adjust their additives for the winter season to account for cold conditions.


Adding anti-gel shouldn't be a requirement in all but the most extremely cold climates.


I personally haven't found it necessary even when the temps often drop below -20C.
 

Couleetdi

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Been driving over 20 years, in Wisconsin. Cold like Ontario. I've come close a few times, but never gelled up. Still don't want to take a chance. TY for advice. I don't trust oil companies YET.
 

Skimax

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He had a heck of a time getting smaller nozzle into the filler tube. I asked him, how are you supposed to add anti gel to make sure diesel doesn't gel up. Duh. Regular funnel does not work he said. Gas stations add enough should be no problem. NOT.

So what are you guys doing to add additives with that misfueling guard in place. I see it can be poppped out somehow on a YTube video. IDparts has one, but looks more like a small and large ended funnel for big rig stations large nozzles.


Coulee[/QUOTE]




our 2015 SEL came with the adapter that was stored by the Urea tank fill area that fits in the fuel filler. I've used it once when a "car" diesel pump was broken. I used the larger truck nozzle, it should work to add anti gel to the tank if you want to, or pick up a long extended funnel.
 

jjblbi

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I just hold a regular funnel on the guard and pour slowly, never had an issue.
 

Strider17

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i took that nozzle guard out of my 2015...its just a 2 pin push tab style. its a must since i sometimes fill up with jerry cans....with that being there its kinda a pain to get it open...so just ripped it all out. now i can use jerry cans, add addtives ...like i used to on my ALH
 

Fixmy59bug

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I removed the "misfueling" guard from my 2015 for two reasons...

I've been driving TDI's for long enough to know not to screw up. (Noone drives my car but me...)

and two, there are enough backwoods hick stations that dont care about putting the correct diesel nozzle on the diesel lines to REALLY create a nuisance for me if I am almost of fuel.

Not that I ever intentionally get that low on fuel, but I have had the light come on twice since owning the car and that was lower than I prefer to be.
 

740GLE

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http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=493157

FYI proper winter blends have been hard to get in the norther/western mountains of Maine. My father in law was stranded two weeks before xmas when temps were only -13F in western mountains of Maine. Typical cold snaps -25f aren't uncommon in the area he was, the station he fills up at gets their fuel from Searsport ME which serves 75% of Maine north of Agusta. They have been having issues with getting proper blended off road fuel as well.

The refinery issues in St John have greater impacts than expected.

I would add removal of the flapper has been on my list but have yet to have any issues. Also you can trickle in any additives you want.
 

IndigoBlueWagon

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Just add anti-gel like you would in an older TDI. There's room for a small amount of fluid to flow past the block in the filler neck. Just don't pour it too fast.
 

Jetta_Pilot

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VW dealers sell a special adapter funnel that lets you use larger fill nozzles. I bought one right away but I also ended up taking the restrictor out because of where I spend winters as well as to let me use a jerry can which I carry for emergencies. Problem solved.
 

ksandin

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I started off trickling any injector cleaner that I wanted to add in the 2015. I would have taken the guard out but my wife drives the car often. After 3 years she said never an issue with attempting to put "gas" in it, I pulled the restrictor out. Now I can accurately see the fuel level as the foam settles. Much, much easier. Just picked up another 15 Passat TDI SE and pulled it out as well. Now with two TDI's and a 7.3 Ford we don't buy gas anymore.
 
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