AdBlue Solutions Wirral & Liverpool
AdBlue is a great way to make diesel vehicles much less harmful to our health, but it does not come without its problems, which if incorrectly dealt with, can impact on your vehicle’s performance, emissions standards compliance, and even cause expensive damage to your vehicle. That is why it is important that you trust the experts at Edge Performance to help you with issues with AdBlue and your diesel car.
We provide AdBlue solutions including AdBlue pump repairs, injector replacements, AdBlue delete, AdBlue refills and other AdBlue fixes. We can even assist those who have mistakenly put AdBlue in their fuel tank!
What is AdBlue?
AdBlue is a diesel exhaust fluid – it is not to be added to your fuel tank – and it is stored in a separate reservoir usually indicated by a blue filler cap. The intention is to reduce the nitrous oxide emissions generated by diesel vehicles.
By inserting the non-toxic mixture of urea and de-ionised water known as ‘AdBlue’ inside the vehicle exhaust generates a chemical reaction that converts nitrous oxide into nitrogen and water vapour. This technique is also known as selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and is present in newer diesel cars.
Which cars require AdBlue?
If you have a large diesel car registered after September 2015, then there is a high likelihood that it uses AdBlue. Many of the vehicles that use AdBlue will have ‘SRC’ or ‘Blue’ in their name.
The fill cap for AdBlue will often be located next to the diesel filler cap and is usually smaller than the fuel fill cap, but in some vehicles it may be located in the boot or engine compartment. Your vehicle will give you advanced warning via amber dashboard alerts if the AdBlue tank is in need of a top up. Once the warning light has appeared, this will limit the engine’s power and performance to limit emissions.
Common vehicles that use AdBlue include Euro-6 compliant diesels vehicles from BMW, Audi, Land Rover, Jaguar, Citroen, Peugeot or Mercedes-Benz. A vehicle that has depleted it’s AdBlue reservoir will eventually fail to start until the tank is refilled.
What AdBlue problems can we solve for you?
Many of the problems with AdBlue systems occur due to contamination. Contaminants can get into the fluid which can lead to expensive damage.
One of the most common is drivers mistakenly putting AdBlue in the fuel tank. If you do this, it is vital that you do not start the engine. Contact us immediately so that we can drain the tank and flush out the system and carry out any repairs that may be required.
AdBlue when incorrectly added to the fuel tank can be corrosive to your fuel system’s seals and pipes and it can cause expensive damage to the fuel pump and injectors. You will need the help of professionals to get the SCR system back up and running to get your vehicle back on the road.
How often does AdBlue need topping up?
The size of the tank that holds the AdBlue solution will vary from vehicle to vehicle. Typically, an average family diesel vehicle might have an AdBlue tank of around 12 litres.
The rate at which the AdBlue is consumed depends on the size of your vehicle and your driving style. The more economical your vehicle and the way you drive, the slower your AdBlue will be used. A tankful of AdBlue, depending on the vehicle, could last anything between 3,000-12,000 miles.
If your vehicle runs out of AdBlue while you are driving, it will go into ‘limp’ mode and once the engine has been stopped, you won’t be able to restart the engine until the AdBlue tank is refilled.
Do you do Adblue delete or removal?
The use of AdBlue in diesel vehicles is intended to lead to cleaner emissions so you might wonder why you might want to use our AdBlue delete services. As SCR systems are quite complex, things can go wrong with any number of parts including sensors, modules and pumps. When you add to this need to keep the AdBlue tank topped up, or else the vehicle will not start up when it is fully depleted, it is clear that SCR systems can sometimes prove problematic and more expensive to run.
Edge Performance offer an AdBlue delete service which will disable the AdBlue system. This is done by reprogramming the engine management (ECU) system to by-pass it entirely. This removes the need to keep the AdBlue tank filled and eliminates all the associated dashboard warnings and means the vehicle can be run without the requirement for AdBlue.
AdBlue delete service is strictly for vehicles intended for off-road use. Driving your vehicle on the road with an AdBlue delete could lead to prosecution. You are responsible for declaring your modification to the relevant authorities.