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Post by Julesanian on Tue Nov 07, 2017 1:21 pm

It was a bit of a worry the first time the adblue warning light came on when we were in Portugal. Luckily you get plenty of time to sort it out, about 1,500 miles. On returning,  I went to Halfords and bought a 10 litre pack but found it very difficult to pour in so ended up buying a fancy 4 litre pack with a special nozzle that made it easy. 
Whoo hoo now I've now found the easiest way to fill of all ! Many garages are selling adblue via a pump at 70p a litre. They're designed to fill HGVs so flow rate is quite fast but no problem if you're careful and wipe off any splashes. Don't try and fill any containers as the pump will keep cutting off - just deliver it straight to your van reservoir.
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Re: Adblue - Euro 6 Engine

Post by Greyhound on Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:25 pm

70p per litre isn't a bad price, works out close to a quid for 10-20 litre bottles though Amazon etc.

Out of interest how many miles did you get out of it before the light came on?
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Re: Adblue - Euro 6 Engine

Post by Julesanian on Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:56 pm

Yes 70p saves a bit but the best thing is the convenience. No more bottles and fathing about transferring adblue from container to container. 
I think we'd done about 4,000 miles before we got the first light on but I'm not sure how full it was to start with.
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Re: Adblue - Euro 6 Engine

Post by andygump on Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:10 pm

Sorry,         

What is a blue.?


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Re: Adblue - Euro 6 Engine

Post by bikeralw on Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:16 pm

Adblue Andy. Something we drivers of older vehicles don't have to worry about..
http://www.carbuyer.co.uk/tips-and-advice/152834/what-is-adblue
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Re: Adblue - Euro 6 Engine

Post by Wargenwolf on Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:24 pm

Julesanian wrote:........
I think we'd done about 4,000 miles before we got the first light on but I'm not sure how full it was to start with.

I'm close to 4000 miles on my van, but I was hoping to get nearer 8000 out of an AdBlue fill, which would be somewhere near dealer service time.

The tank should have been full if you bought the van new.

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Re: Adblue - Euro 6 Engine

Post by AutoSleepyDon on Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:29 pm

Dealer told me to expect 8,000 miles. Peugeot say 6,200 miles so I didn't believe the dealer.
If Julesanian got a 1,500 mile warning at 4,000 miles then that is 5,500 miles out of a 15l tank and that will be close enough to satisfy me if I get 5,500 miles, the way I drive.
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Re: Adblue - Euro 6 Engine

Post by Julesanian on Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:43 pm

When the engine is cold, no AdBlue® is consumed. The more the engine temperature rises, the more nitrogen oxides (NOx) are produced. How much AdBlue® is injected at the engine outlet is often based on mapping of NOx discharge depending on driving conditions, especially the engine speed and vehicle load. Therefore, the heavier your load and the more you drive with your foot to the floor, the more AdBlue® your car will consume.
Additionally, the type of driving greatly affects NOx production: stopping and starting as you drive through a city will use much more than driving on the motorway. The mileage given by your manufacturer is therefore just an average. Currently, it is necessary to fill up with AdBlue® once or twice per year. The evolution of the Euro VI European standard may mean that you will need to fill up more often, approximately every four or five times you fill up with diesel.


http://infodiesel.co.uk/blogen/warning-and-filling-of-tank/what-is-my-adblue-range-and-when-do-i-need-to-fill-up/
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Re: Adblue - Euro 6 Engine

Post by Simmo on Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:21 pm

You could also pop into your friendly local Peugeot dealer who you deal with for your van servicing/ warranty work and get it topped up for just the cost of the adblue! No mess, it takes 5 minutes, and no labour charge. Give it a try it does work, honestly!
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Re: Adblue - Euro 6 Engine

Post by Peter Brown on Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:09 am

Wargenwolf wrote:

I'm close to 4000 miles on my van, but I was hoping to get nearer 8000 out of an AdBlue fill, which would be somewhere near dealer service time.

The tank should have been full if you bought the van new.

A friend took delivery of a Bourton earlier this year with very little Adblue. The Merc dealer filled it up for free and said the tank should have been filled up by Mercedes when they did their PDI - they come to the factory to do that just before the van is delivered to the dealer.

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Re: Adblue - Euro 6 Engine

Post by Wargenwolf on Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:16 pm

Peter Brown wrote:
Wargenwolf wrote:

I'm close to 4000 miles on my van, but I was hoping to get nearer 8000 out of an AdBlue fill, which would be somewhere near dealer service time.

The tank should have been full if you bought the van new.

A friend took delivery of a Bourton earlier this year with very little Adblue.  The Merc dealer filled it up for free and said the tank should have been filled up by Mercedes when they did their PDI - they come to the factory to do that just before the van is delivered to the dealer.
I'm not sure whether Peugeot or my dealer filled mine, but I was told that it would be full on hand over, as was my LPG.
Neither are showing signs of needing refills just yet and long may that continue  allthumbz

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Re: Adblue - Euro 6 Engine

Post by Greyhound on Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:27 pm

I looked into making my own (it's a simple 32.5% solution of urea), but it is actually difficult to find Urea powder cheap enough to be competitive.  The stuff you buy at the garages etc is not a bad price tbh.
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Re: Adblue - Euro 6 Engine

Post by pstallwood on Wed Nov 08, 2017 4:36 pm

My Bourton had under a half a tank when we got it. 1000 miles later it had a quarter according to the gauge. Capacity of the tank is  listed as 18 litres so I bought 20 litres and put in 15 litres to fill the tank.

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AdBlue fun facts

Post by AutoSleepyDon on Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:42 pm

Just doing some reading on AdBlue. It needs to be stored between -11 and +30 degrees C and has a shelf life of 12 months.
It starts to decompose at 30 degrees C. It was 38 when I was in Spain Whistle1

70p a litre seems very reasonable when you consider it is expected to last 400 miles. Expect that 70p to increase ahead of inflation or the government to start taxing it like diesel  drinksallround

Do you know the manager at my local Marquis told me AdBlue is made from Pigs urine and I believed him because I knew it contained urea.
Well it isn't, the VDA say it is made from natural gas and they are the trademark holder. They specifically say they do not use agricultural products so he was having a joke with me, the so and so.
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Re: Adblue - Euro 6 Engine

Post by Libraryman2 on Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:25 pm

Don’t know about my consumption of adblue in the Corinium fb
(4 tonne option) but the fuel economy will do me...35.5 mpg on a round trip to Newcastle on Tyne..390 miles...good roads and a steady 55mph...overall with 2000 miles on the clock 30.5 mpg.

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Re: Adblue - Euro 6 Engine

Post by AutoSleepyDon on Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:24 pm

Libraryman2 wrote:Don’t know about my consumption of adblue in the Corinium fb
(4 tonne option) but the fuel economy will do me...35.5 mpg on a round trip to Newcastle on Tyne..390 miles...good roads and a steady 55mph...overall with 2000 miles on the clock 30.5 mpg.

Pleased

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and when you couple that with the 20 gallon tank (on the Peugeot vans), that gives a fantastic range. allthumbz
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Re: Adblue - Euro 6 Engine

Post by Greyhound on Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:10 pm

AutoSleepyDon wrote:Do you know the manager at my local Marquis told me AdBlue is made from Pigs urine and I believed him because I knew it contained urea.

There have been stories of lorry drivers pee'ing in the tank thinking it will serve the same purpose and save some money.

I can probably believe a few have tried it, but I'll stick to the proper stuff  smile!
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Re: Adblue - Euro 6 Engine

Post by Simmo on Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:22 pm

Loving this post. Sounds like we don't need a toilet or Elsan Blue in the van anymore when you can pee in the adblue tank. Cant you just imagine this, and the picture it conjures up. A long lay by along the A303 with lots of A/S vans parked in a line and their male owners standing there pressing up against their vans filling up the adblue tanks. 

Along comes a copper and " do you know it's an offence to urinate in a public place sir ". And the reply is " sorry officer, but I am just refilling my adblue tank " 

Gotta larf aint ya!
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Re: Adblue - Euro 6 Engine

Post by Wargenwolf on Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:36 pm

Simmo wrote:Loving this post. Sounds like we don't need a toilet or Elsan Blue in the van anymore when you can pee in the adblue tank. Cant you just imagine this, and the picture it conjures up. A long lay by along the A303 with lots of A/S vans parked in a line and their male owners standing there pressing up against their vans filling up the adblue tanks. 

Along comes a copper and " do you know it's an offence to urinate in a public place sir ". And the reply is " sorry officer, but I am just refilling my adblue tank " 

Gotta larf aint ya!
Now now, don't leave the ladies out..... SheeWees are available for those interested in joining in  hugegrins

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Re: Adblue - Euro 6 Engine

Post by Lorfal on Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:39 pm

yikes
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