What Is Blue For Diesel Engines?

AdBlue is a non-toxic diesel exhaust fluid made composed of high purity urea and deionized water that is used to minimize hazardous emissions from diesel engines. It has no odor and is non-toxic, however it can corrode metal surfaces.

What happens when you run out of AdBlue?

What happens if you run out of AdBlue in your car? If you run out of AdBlue while driving, the engine’s power and performance will be lowered to ‘limp home’ mode to decrease emissions, and the engine will not start again until the AdBlue tank is replaced.

Can I refill AdBlue myself?

Is it possible for me to add AdBlue to my account? Yes, you may add AdBlue to your account yourself. AdBlue is sold in standard 5L and 10L cans at every TotalEnergies service station. TotalEnergies is also gradually introducing light vehicle-specific pumps.

How much does AdBlue cost in Australia?

Depending on the package size and other business circumstances, AdBlue prices typically range from 60 cents to $1.50 per litre.

According to AUSBlue, the country’s largest AdBlue provider, it is now selling for roughly $1.50 to $2.50 per litre.

However, in some regions of Australia, AdBlue costs have quadrupled, with some industry insiders reporting retail prices as high as $8.50 per litre.

SRH Milk Trucking, a national milk haulage company, had warned the ABC that “price gouging” was taking place.

“While price gouging is normally not unlawful,” according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), “if a business makes deceptive representations about the rationale for price rises, it will be in contravention of the Australian Consumer Law.”

“The ACCC has the authority to publicly call out any AdBlue suppliers who appear to be taking advantage of the national shortage,” a spokesperson said.

“Excessive pricing may be considered unconscionable behaviour under the Competition and Consumer Act in certain circumstances. Any such situations would have to be handled by a court in the end.”

What is the cost of AdBlue?

Our 5L AdBlue Jerry Cans are designed for easy pouring with an integrated spout in the can, so you can fill up even when you’re on the road, and you won’t need the pump or equipment, which naturally adds to the cost. When purchasing large quantities of our 5L Jerry Cans, prices start at 56p per litre. If you need more, try our 10L Jerry Cans, which start at 47p per litre, or our 18L Jerry Cans, which start at 41p per litre.

Do all diesels need AdBlue?

AdBlue is used in many diesel cars that fulfill Euro 6 emissions requirements. However, not all do, as there are various technologies that can be utilized to reduce NOx emissions instead.

There are so many AdBlue-using vehicles that there isn’t enough room to mention them all here. Still, here are some hints to see if the vehicle you wish to buy uses AdBlue:

  • Check to see if the car’s name includes the words ‘blue’ or the initials ‘SCR.’ Peugeot and Citroen diesels that use AdBlue, for example, are labeled BlueHDi. EcoBlue is a Ford brand. TDi SCR is a Volkswagen badge.
  • Check for the blue-capped AdBlue filler described previously by opening the gasoline filler flap. Ask the dealer or the manufacturer if you’re still unsure.

Is it OK to drive without AdBlue?

If you run out of AdBlue while driving, the engine’s power and performance will be decreased to keep emissions to a minimum. If the AdBlue tank is empty when you stop, you won’t be able to restart the engine.

When the AdBlue tank is low, the automobile will give you plenty of warning. At about 1500 miles, you’ll see a text warning on the dashboard, followed by an amber caution light.

How do you know when AdBlue tank is full?

Simply pour the solution into the car and drive until it’s full. Most AdBlue-equipped vehicles will have a gauge buried someplace in the car’s infotainment system that shows how full the tank is. You’ll know how much AdBlue you need if you keep looking until you discover it.

How do I know if my vehicle needs AdBlue?

AdBlue is sold in 10-litre and 20-litre containers at auto accessories stores and gas stations. It’s also available to purchase online, and some gas stations offer it at the pump. If you buy it in a container, expect to pay roughly £1.50 per litre, or around 60p per litre at a service station pump.

What happens if my car runs out of AdBlue?

When AdBlue starts to run low, most cars will glow a dashboard warning light; this normally illuminates when there’s around three litres of fluid left, allowing you about 1200 miles to refill it.

How do I check my AdBlue level?

In the app view, open the Car status app. To see the AdBlue level, press Status. In the center of the screen, there is a graphic for the AdBlue level. Each cursor is about the size of a quarter.

What can I use instead of AdBlue?

AdBlue is a regulatory requirement for vehicles equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction technology and can be found in trucks, buses, cars, vans, boats, excavators, and tractors, among other things. With over 23,000 reported breakdowns due to inadvertent misuse or a lack of knowledge of AdBlue’s use each year, it’s critical to understand why we need AdBlue and how we can utilize it effectively.

What is the purpose of AdBlue?

To meet Euro 5 and Euro 6 pollution requirements, any diesel vehicle equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology requires AdBlue. AdBlue is a reducing chemical used in the SCR system to convert dangerous Nitrous Oxide into harmless Nitrogen and Water, resulting in less pollution.

How do I know if my vehicle needs AdBlue?

AdBlue should only be used in diesel vehicles equipped with a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system. It’s worth looking for an AdBlue filler cap next to the petrol filler, in the trunk, or under the hood of your vehicle.

You can use the model name to see if your vehicle needs AdBlue. The letters ‘SCR’ or ‘Blue’ may appear on the vehicle’s model, suggesting the requirement for AdBlue. The more recent a diesel vehicle is, the more probable it is to require AdBlue. If in doubt, consult the vehicle owner’s manual or ask the dealer where you purchased the vehicle.

What should I know about using AdBlue?

Using water instead of AdBlue – In a nutshell, you must not use water in place of AdBlue or dilute it in any way. AdBlue is made up of 67.5 percent de-ionized water and urea. Tap water, on the other hand, includes a high concentration of minerals and ions that can affect the car exhaust treatment system.

AdBlue is widely misunderstood as a fuel additive, however it is actually an exhaust fluid that should never be mixed with diesel. Putting AdBlue in your fuel tank can harm your tank, pump, and injection system for thousands of pounds. AdBlue is easily recognizable by its blue nozzle and blue fill cap, which helps to prevent this.

It’s critical not to start your engine if you unintentionally add AdBlue to your gasoline tank. In the worst-case situation, this could result in your vehicle being written off. Before you can replenish your fuel tank, you’ll need to drain it and carefully dispose of the contents. The best thing you can do is call your local garage or your breakdown company.

Running out of AdBlue – If you run out of AdBlue, your engine will not be damaged; most engines will automatically reduce engine performance when AdBlue supplies are depleted. Some vehicles may even be configured to wait till there is AdBlue in the tank before starting the engine.

Most new vehicles will come equipped with a driver information system that will alert you if you’re low on AdBlue. Although the absence of AdBlue will not hurt your vehicle directly. It’s important to remember, though, that not utilizing AdBlue in a car with an SCR system is illegal.

Contamination of AdBlue – Dust, dirt, oil, grease, and other contaminants can easily contaminate AdBlue. When refueling your vehicle from an AdBlue tank, it’s critical to make sure the fuel is pure. As a result, if you spill AdBlue, you won’t be able to use it again.

Where can I purchase AdBlue?

Although AdBlue is generally available at our Service Station Sites, it is important double-checking that they have it in stock before making a special trip. Our Evanton Skiach Service Station also sells AdBlue right at the pump.

AdBlue can be picked up in 5L, 10L, and 20L containers from certain of our depots.

Selected depots can also provide 205L Drums and 1,000L IBCs for commercial and agricultural applications.