- Are you experiencing problems with your AdBlue® system?
- Does your vehicle have an AdBlue® Warning (Low Level, No Restart, Malfunction) Warning Light illuminated?
- Does your vehicle have illuminated warning lights relating to other emissions systems e.g., EGR, DPF or Anti-Pollution system?
- Is your vehicle immobilised due to the AdBlue® system failing?
- Is your vehicle in a restricted power mode (Limp Mode)?
- Is your vehicle producing excess white smoke?
Our AdBlue® specialist service centre in Crossgates, Leeds is fully equipped to diagnose any problems relating to your AdBlue® and emissions system. We also offer our mobile technician service and bring our workshop and diagnostic suite to your location.
Our team of technicians are highly trained and skilled in diagnosing AdBlue® and Emissions faults. Using our advanced intelligent diagnostic suite, we can provide our customers with pinpointed diagnostics to recommend the most cost-effective solutions.
Our services include:
- Advanced AdBlue® Diagnostics
- AdBlue® System Replacement
- AdBlue® Sensors and control module replacement
- NOx & Oxygen Sensor replacement
- Exhaust Gas Temperature (EGT) Sensor replacement
- AdBlue® Delete & Removal*
We are the main provider of advanced AdBlue® diagnostics and software to the local trade garages in the Leeds and surrounding West Yorkshire area.
If you have taken your vehicle to a garage and they cannot offer you a solution, call us at JCR (LEEDS) LTD and we will be able to diagnose the fault and offer solutions to repair your vehicle.
Due to the costly nature of AdBlue® & Emission System faults we are offering our customers interest free finance on these types of repairs. – Click here to find out about finance
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What is AdBlue®?Read More
The fluid is made from highly purified urea (67.5%) mixed with deionised water (32.5%), AdBlue® is dosed through the SCR system, as it decomposes into ammonia and CO₂ this converts harmful NOx emissions in the exhaust gasses into water vapour and nitrogen.
What is Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)?Read More
Other methods of meeting Euro 6 standards are using the Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR). Some exhaust gas is mixed with air from the intake to lower the burning temperature. The vehicle’s ECU controls the EGR in accordance with the engine load or speed and this helps to reduce harmful NOx.
Does AdBlue® clean the DPF?Read More
Although the AdBlue® solution does not clean the DPF it does make the exhaust fumes cleaner and therefore there is less soot deposits for the DPF to collect.
DPF systems use a process called regeneration to remove build-up of particulates. This is when the system heats up to burn off any accumulated soot particles. (See our DPF page)
How? and when to fill up your AdBlue® tank?Read More
Most vehicles fitted with AdBlue® systems will have a filler cap located next to the diesel filler cap, note: some older vehicles may have filler caps located inside the vehicle or inside the bonnet.
- Fill your AdBlue® tank straight from the container.
- DO NOT USE any other fluids in your AdBlue® tank.
- Only use an AdBlue®-specific dispenser provided to fill the tank.
- Do not dilute the solution.
- Only buy authorised AdBlue® solution meeting DIN 70070 and ISO 22241 standards
It is imperative that your do not allow any contaminants to enter the AdBlue® tank. Any contamination could result in a complete failure of the system.
Can I use water instead of AdBlue®?
Although AdBlue® does contain deionised water, you must not top the tank up with water. This could result in catastrophic failure of the catalyst, leading to costly repairs.
What happens if you put diesel in an AdBlue® tank?
If you have accidentally put diesel in your AdBlue® tank it is imperative that you DO NOT start the engine. AdBlue® tanks contaminated with anything other than Adblue® will need to be fully drained and cleaned before it can be used again.
Where to buy AdBlue®?Read More
Only buy authorised AdBlue® products meeting DIN 70070 and ISO 22241 standards.
We can top your AdBlue® tank up as part of our diagnostics and inspection service.
What does the AdBlue® warning lights mean?Read More
The first light will illuminate well before the AdBlue ® tank is completely empty. This will give you plenty of time to visit an AdBlue ® retailer to refill. Once you have refilled the level sensor within your AdBlue ® tank will reset and the warning light / message will turn off.
If you fail to refill your AdBlue ® tank before it completely empties you will receive a red warning light or a message explaining you cannot start or restart the engine. If this Red light illuminates whilst you are driving the vehicle, you should keep driving to the closest AdBlue ® retailer to refill the tank. If you have a no restart message due to the safety feature disabling the engine from staring, you are still able to refill the AdBlue ® tank and this should reset the warning light / message allowing the engine to start again.
If your vehicles ECU receives data showing there is a malfunction within the AdBlue® System, it will illuminate a Management Indicator Lamp (MIL) or check engine light along with any level warning light. The AdBlue® system is quite complexed and a MIL could be illuminated for various reasons like Incorrect fluid being used or a faulty level sensor.
Do not ignore any illuminated lights relating to the AdBlue ® system as it could cause permanent damage.
If your vehicle has any AdBlue ® warning lights on, our experienced technicians can help you diagnose any faults or give you advice on how to refill your AdBlue® tank.
Advanced AdBlue® DiagnosticsRead More
Where your vehicle has engaged its safety no-restart mode due to a fault or vehicle not being refilled in time, our technicians are able to diagnose Adblue® and emissions faults by checking:
- Are there any fault codes affecting the operation of the AdBlue® system
- Does the AdBlue® tank need to be refilled
- Can the AdBlue® system be reset and tested
- Is the AdBlue® tank level sensor operating
- Is the AdBlue® system no longer able to function
Our advanced diagnostic tools can communicate with your vehicle pinpoint any faults relating to the AdBlue® and emissions system.
Took book your vehicle in for a diagnostic check up – click link
- Call out £80 + VAT
- Static Regeneration £100 + VAT
- Driving Regeneration £120 + VAT
- EVAP Smoke Testing £60 + VAT (click Link for more info on Evap testing)
Sometimes the AdBlue system can fail and impact the DPF function. Our expert team of technicians are experienced in using advanced diagnostics to pinpoint faults relating to the AdBlue® and DPF systems in your vehicle.
For more information on EGR & DPF please click the links to our information posts.
If you are experiencing problems with your AdBlue please contact us here
AdBlue® Delete Software & RemovalRead More
Some vehicles will require physical removal or unplugging of the AdBlue® electric control unit to disable the system fully.
If the AdBlue® Delete software for the vehicle is not installed or correctly calibrated it could eventually result in further mechanical faults.
AdBlue® Delete & Removal can be a cost-effective solution and you will gain the following advantages:
- Reduced Maintenance Costs
- Permanent Solution
- No more buying AdBlue®
If you want to enquire about our AdBlue® Delete Software & Removal services, please click here.
* Our AdBlue® Delete Software & Removal service is for off-road use only. Although it is not illegal for us to reprogram the AdBlue® system to not function, it is an offence under the Road vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations (Regulation 61a(3))1 to use a vehicle which has been modified in such a way that it no longer complies with the air pollutant emissions standards it was designed to meet.
What is Euro 6? And how does it affect your vehicle?Read More
|My car newly registered from:||Emissions standard|
|31 December 1992||Euro 1|
|1 January 1997||Euro 2|
|1 January 2001||Euro 3|
|1 January 2006||Euro 4|
|1 January 2011||Euro 5|
|1 September 2015 – but see important note below||Euro 6**|
** Individual vehicles already on sale that were built by, and dispatched from, the manufacturer before 1st June 2015 can continue to be sold until 1st September 2016′. This in effect means that a car sold before 1st September 2016 may still have a Euro 5 engine. Check with the manufacturer to be certain.
The European emission standards were set with the aim to reduce pollutants including nitrogen oxide (NOx), carbon monoxide (CO), hydrocarbons (THC and NMHC) and particulate matter (PM), which is the soot from diesel cars.
Diesel vehicles permitted level of NOx emitted has dropped to a maximum of 0.08g/km, compared to the 0.18g/km level that was maximum level on the previous Euro 5 emissions standard.
Euro 6 emissions standards (diesel)
HC + NOx: 0.17g/km
PN [#/km]: 6.0×10 ^11/km
NOx is a harmful pollutant that is correlated with damage to the environment. It has also been proven to have serious health implications when ingested over a period.
Particulate matter is a local pollutant that has also been linked to health and respiratory problems.
Why Choose Us?
Our team of technicians are honest, friendly and we have unrivalled expertise in the area AdBlue® and other emissions related motor vehicle faults. We bring you the very best in fault diagnosis to provide our customers cost-effective solutions.
To book your vehicle in for any of the above services please call 0113 260 9065 or visit our contact us page
Written by Jay Carver @ JCR (LEEDS) LTD
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