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AdBlue: Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)

AdBlue: Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)

 
 

Why should I use a Ford Authorised Repairer for AdBlue top-ups?


  • AdBlue® top-ups at Ford authorised repairers are extremely competitive and charged by the litre, so you only pay for what you need
  • Ford authorised repairer staff are trained to handle AdBlue®
  • AdBlue® tanks need special adaptors on fillers to ensure there are no spillages
  • Ford do not recommend keeping top-up bottles in vehicles

Plus, when you purchase four Ford Adblue re-fills, you will receive the fifth re-fill free-of-charge. Simply drop in to your nearest Ford Dealer and pick up one of our Ford Adblue loyalty cards (as pictured).



Ford AdBlue Loyalty Card  Ford AdBlue Loyalty Card

 

What is AdBlue and how does it work?



AdBlue® is an aqueous diesel exhaust fluid used in the highly efficient Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology designed for cleaner driving. Injected into the catalytic converter of the exhaust system, AdBlue® helps to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions of diesel engines to meet the latest Euro 6 European emissions regulations. Reassuringly, this technology has been specifically engineered to lower emissions without compromising the performance or driving experience of your Ford.

THIS IS HOW IT WORKS:
  • In SCR technology AdBlue® fluid – which is a mixture of demineralized water and urea – is injected into the exhaust stream of your vehicle.
  • As a result of the subsequent catalytic process, nitrogen oxides are converted into harmless nitrogen and water – reducing NOx emissions by 80% or more.
Originally developed for heavy goods vehicles, AdBlue® and SCR technology are now increasingly being used for diesel-powered light commercial vehicles, too.

SOME THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND:

Whilst there will be no difference in the drivability of vehicles fitted with SCR, there are some important things about maintaining them that you should be aware of. This includes the following:
  • To keep the system of your vehicle operating efficiently in reducing harmful emissions, the AdBlue® tank must be refilled periodically.
  • The frequency of these re-fills varies depending on driving style and the AdBlue® tank size of your individual vehicle.
  • If AdBlue® needs to be topped up, the urea warning light on your dashboard will come on when you switch on the ignition. Please arrange to have it topped up as soon as possible.
  • Make sure the urea tank does not run dry: You will not be able to restart aft er the engine has been switched off and the tank topped up by the minimum amount. (Refer to your Owner’s Manual for the minimum quantity to re-start for your particular model).
  • For more information, read your Ford Owner’s Manual or contact your local Ford dealer.
Less is more with Ford TDCi engines and AdBlue®

Advanced Ford diesel engines combined with SCR technology and AdBlue® reduce nitrogen oxide emissions to a minimum level. The result: Your Ford vehicle meets the strict Euro 6 emission standards and helps to protect the environment.

 

How will I know if the system needs topping-up?



A series of warnings will be given via the driver information system, accompanied by advice/messages.
 
Model
(Adblue derivatives only)
Tank Size (Approximately) Adblue® tank filler location How the first warning message presents itself What it means
+ What action should I take
Ranger 3.2 20 litres Next to fuel filler nozzle AdBlue® low Range XXXX* kms Indicates the approximate distance remaining before the diesel exhaust fluid tank will be empty. Refill the diesel exhaust fluid tank as soon as possible.
Transit 2.2 20 litres Next to fuel filler nozzle AdBlue® low Range XXXX* kms Indicates the approximate distance remaining before the diesel exhaust fluid tank will be empty. Refill the diesel exhaust fluid tank as soon as possible.
Ranger 2.2 20 litres Next to fuel filler nozzle AdBlue® low Range XXXX* kms Indicates the approximate distance remaining before the diesel exhaust fluid tank will be empty. Refill the diesel exhaust fluid tank as soon as possible.
Transit 2.0 21 litres Next to fuel filler nozzle AdBlue® low Range XXXX* kms Indicates the approximate distance remaining before the diesel exhaust fluid tank will be empty. Refill the diesel exhaust fluid tank as soon as possible.
Custom 2.0 21 litres Next to fuel filler nozzle AdBlue® low Range XXXX* kms Indicates the approximate distance remaining before the diesel exhaust fluid tank will be empty. Refill the diesel exhaust fluid tank as soon as possible.
 
*Distances that the warning light may present itself are dependent on driving style, journey type, engine and vehicle load and environmental conditions.