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    Quote Originally Posted by keithl View Post
    If the car that you choose requires AdBlue, then you have to use it. The next generation of petrol engines will need it as well.
    Always a good idea to follow manufactures guidelines.

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    My car gives a countdown with 650 miles remaining and then it will refuse to start. Always a good idea to fill up before you get to zero. When I have needed it I have filled it myself rather than spend the time at the garage.

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    Ah, the joys of having a tank of urea in your engine bay....

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    Quote Originally Posted by warkman View Post
    Ah, the joys of having a tank of urea in your engine bay....
    It's located some way from the engine bay - well on mine it is!
    I was wondering how the system would know if you filled it with water instead of the official liquid, but I am not going to try it to find out. Might be taking the P1ss - OK, I will get my coat!

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    Always worth putting a label on things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ransman View Post
    It's located some way from the engine bay - well on mine it is!
    I was wondering how the system would know if you filled it with water instead of the official liquid, but I am not going to try it to find out. Might be taking the P1ss - OK, I will get my coat!
    I was involved with this at a large UK SUV manufacturer.
    The reason they put the tank into the engine bay is that its susceptible to Cold/Freezing, becomes useless when frozen and thawed. plus the fact that on EU6C engines it needs to be sprayed into the Exhaust system as it comes off the engine.
    And yes, Along with DPFs there will be PPFs for gasoline cars.
    Still, if you need to fill it up quickly, just drink lots of water...:-0

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    Quote Originally Posted by warkman View Post
    I was involved with this at a large UK SUV manufacturer.
    The reason they put the tank into the engine bay is that its susceptible to Cold/Freezing, becomes useless when frozen and thawed. plus the fact that on EU6C engines it needs to be sprayed into the Exhaust system as it comes off the engine.
    And yes, Along with DPFs there will be PPFs for gasoline cars.
    Still, if you need to fill it up quickly, just drink lots of water...:-0
    I can see the logic behind putting it in the engine bay, but that is not where it is located on Audi SUV's. Hopefully this image will load.
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    Urea will begin to crystalize and freeze at around -11C so not many days in the UK below that. Would be interesting to know what would happen if it did freeze though.

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    I see VW are to recall more diesels having fitted them with a cheat device, appears to be the Tourag 3.0 version. More damage for the VW group.
    http://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/news/n...id=mailsignout

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    I see my time as a career as time over money, if I new it was going to take several hours to get the adblue topped up at the dealers , I would buy it on Amazon get it delivered and add it myself.
    Cost of the Adblue let’s say it’s £25..where would i get a carer to stand in for those 2/3 hours for £25 ! Not possible at an average price of £18-20 per hour ...I just want an easy life .
    Our current WAV was supplied with a 5 litre bottle of adblue so should last me as a low mileage used .
    Last edited by uncle bob; 05-12-2019 at 08:24 AM.
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    My Ford Galaxy Auto Diesel came with the new Eco-Blue diesel engine that requires a special AdBlu specific to the make and model.

    It doesn't need to go on ramps as the hole sits alongside the diesel filling hole.

    The car management system monitors the level and displays on the dashboard a countdown to when it needs topping up.

    The more desperate the level of AdBlu and the more prominent the warning messages and bleeps become. When you're down to the last 100 miles before it runs out bi red warnings flash across the dashboard and it also lets you know that the engine won't start without it. So these new efficient and lean engines need topping up every 3000 miles.

    I've had a reply back from my garage explain that I was the first customer who needed this AdBlu top up that's why none were in-house. In future they'll hold a reserve amount in stock so topping up will take a fraction of the time - in theory!!

    https://www.carwow.co.uk/blog/what-is-ford-ecoblue

    https://www.carscoops.com/2018/09/ford-gives-s-max-galaxy-new-ecoblue-diesels-eight-speed-auto-2019my/
    Last edited by Lighttouch; 05-14-2019 at 04:54 PM.

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