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scratch113
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Adblue range

Post by scratch113 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:48 pm

Tried a quick search of the forum and couldn't find an answer (and someone will probably post rtfm!) but my Adblue range hasn't gone down at all since I got my car. At pickup it said the Adblue range was 4500 miles and now 1200 miles later it still says 4500 miles. Is this normal? I know that Adblue usage is a function of driving style, but is my car actually using any at all?

In my Disco Sport it would wildly over-estimate the range when full (15 litres would estimate around 14000 miles) however I would get around 9-10,000 miles before it warned that there was less than 1000 miles left. With LR, Adblue top-ups were part of the service pack so could just pop in to my local dealer. Understand that with Skoda it's self-help!
New car: Kodiaq Sportline 2.0TDI 190 4x4 DSG
Previous:
2016 LR Disco Sport HSE Lux
2008 Audi A5 3.0TDI
2003 Audi S4 4.2 V8
1998 Audi A4 2.8 quattro
1995 Audi A4 1.8T Sport
1992 VW Golf Mk3 1.9 TD
1990 Ford Escort Mk5 1.6 LX
1983 Vauxhall Astra Mk1 1.3 S


FoxtrotAlpha
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Re: Adblue range

Post by FoxtrotAlpha » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:41 pm

I get about 6,000 miles to 11 litres of adblue, give or take. Last time I bought adblue the cost was £11 for a fill up.

I would rather pay for my own adblue with the standard Skoda service cost of £149 ( think I got it cheaper) than paying for Land Rovers eye watering servicing costs ( I saw somewhere non-service plan Customer we’re paying between £500 and £600 p er s ervice). Would be interesting to know if that’s the case.
It's a 'Kodiaq' and not a 'Bear' unless you are 5 years old.
Kodiaq Sportline - 150 TDI - DSG 4 x 4 - Quartz Grey
Somewhere in Scotland.


scratch113
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Re: Adblue range

Post by scratch113 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:54 pm

Not sure about the non-service plan costs at LR, I paid £499 which got me 2 services and around 5 Adblue fills. Agree that the Skoda seems cheaper on paper, however it only includes 1 oil change and 1 inspection service afaik, which is less than the LR where I got the equivalent of 2 inspection services plus the Adblue. It was convenient getting someone else to fill the Adblue for me whilst I drank their over-rated 'free' coffee! Skoda still probably better value on balance though...

My issues with LR were more the poor quality of the actual product as well as the dealer constantly trying to fob me off with excuses as to why the brakes squealed like a train, the service indicator didn't work, 4 visits to fix a rattling speaker when I told them exactly what the problem was the first time, etc, etc...
New car: Kodiaq Sportline 2.0TDI 190 4x4 DSG
Previous:
2016 LR Disco Sport HSE Lux
2008 Audi A5 3.0TDI
2003 Audi S4 4.2 V8
1998 Audi A4 2.8 quattro
1995 Audi A4 1.8T Sport
1992 VW Golf Mk3 1.9 TD
1990 Ford Escort Mk5 1.6 LX
1983 Vauxhall Astra Mk1 1.3 S


scratch113
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Re: Adblue range

Post by scratch113 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:56 pm

Forgot to ask - should I expect it to start counting down from around 1500 miles then? Is the system set to never estimate more than 4500 miles?
New car: Kodiaq Sportline 2.0TDI 190 4x4 DSG
Previous:
2016 LR Disco Sport HSE Lux
2008 Audi A5 3.0TDI
2003 Audi S4 4.2 V8
1998 Audi A4 2.8 quattro
1995 Audi A4 1.8T Sport
1992 VW Golf Mk3 1.9 TD
1990 Ford Escort Mk5 1.6 LX
1983 Vauxhall Astra Mk1 1.3 S


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Kevinthepenguin
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Re: Adblue range

Post by Kevinthepenguin » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:10 pm

Hi. Sorry, new to this forum, so forgive if I am offering anything daft.

My original Adblue reading gave me a range of 5500 miles, and it healthily ticked down by 500 miles every 6 or 700 (!). I have had to refill only twice in 16,000 miles to date. Incidentally, despite getting low on Adblue, 11 litres was too much. But the reading itself never returned to anything higher in range than 4500 miles.

Page 277 of the Kodiaq manual tells you/us:

Before continuing your journey, switch on just the ignition for 30 s so that
the refilling can be recognized by the system. Only then start the engine.

I didn't do this either time. Probably insignificant, maybe not??
2017 SKODA KODIAQ EDITION TDI 150 4WD, 7 seats, 1968CC Diesel, 5DR, Manual, Magnetic brown


FoxtrotAlpha
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Re: Adblue range

Post by FoxtrotAlpha » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:51 pm

Kevinthepenguin wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:10 pm
Hi. Sorry, new to this forum, so forgive if I am offering anything daft.

My original Adblue reading gave me a range of 5500 miles, and it healthily ticked down by 500 miles every 6 or 700 (!). I have had to refill only twice in 16,000 miles to date. Incidentally, despite getting low on Adblue, 11 litres was too much. But the reading itself never returned to anything higher in range than 4500 miles.

Page 277 of the Kodiaq manual tells you/us:

Before continuing your journey, switch on just the ignition for 30 s so that
the refilling can be recognized by the system. Only then start the engine.

I didn't do this either time. Probably insignificant, maybe not??
Sorry it was 10 litres which is now £11.50.
It's a 'Kodiaq' and not a 'Bear' unless you are 5 years old.
Kodiaq Sportline - 150 TDI - DSG 4 x 4 - Quartz Grey
Somewhere in Scotland.


Sdot
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Re: Adblue range

Post by Sdot » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:58 pm

Hello,

Dragging up on old topic but why create a new one!

Collected the car last month (Feb 21) and driven just over 1k. Total mileage so far is 3,800 but yesterday I got a notification to top up the Adblue.

From what I’ve read on this forum a lot of owners are stating the can get 5-6k miles before topping up.

I’m finding it strange I’d need to top up now... has anyone else had this issue? Or I’m I missing something?

Thanks :)
Kodiaq Sportline Grey Quartz 2.0 TDI 190 4x4 DSG


MrTrilby
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Re: Adblue range

Post by MrTrilby » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:13 pm

It can start warning you more than 1000 miles before it runs out, which would bring you to c. 5000 miles.
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Fuzzz
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Re: Adblue range

Post by Fuzzz » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:16 pm

Sdot wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:58 pm
Hello,

Dragging up on old topic but why create a new one!

Collected the car last month (Feb 21) and driven just over 1k. Total mileage so far is 3,800 but yesterday I got a notification to top up the Adblue.

From what I’ve read on this forum a lot of owners are stating the can get 5-6k miles before topping up.

I’m finding it strange I’d need to top up now... has anyone else had this issue? Or I’m I missing something?

Thanks :)
Be careful and read the warning... I've got a warning light with yellow mark....ended on garage cause had a addblue error ...dealer cleaned the adblue injector and everything ok...
Skoda Kodiaq 2.0TDI 190hp Elegance.


J-R
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Re: Adblue range

Post by J-R » Tue May 14, 2019 8:33 am

Reviving this thread to share my first AdBlue refill experience. My Kodiaq is 3.5 months old and has driven 6500 km (4000 miles). I started getting the AdBlue refill warning a couple of weeks ago (starting with an indication of 2400 km range remaining). Today, it said 1700 km range remaining and that I needed between 5-15 liters to refill. I bought a 10-liter jerrycan of the stuff and the car swallowed the entire amount when I filled it today (no idea how much more it could have taken). I am frankly surprised that I would need to put in 10 liters 3-4 times a year, especially as others in this forum shared much longer distances traveled before having to refill.

JR
2019 Kodiaq 2.0 TDI 150bhp, 7-speed DSG, 2WD, 18" wheels, 7 seats, metallic silver, Kessy, Bolero, 3-zone climate, wireless cellphone charging, 9 airbags, Adaptive Cruise Control, blind spot warning, front & rear parking sensors, reverse camera.


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