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What is AdBlue?

Many new diesel vehicles, including new Ford Everest and Tourneo Custom, requires the use of a Diesel Exhaust Fluid (urea in de-mineralised water) commonly referred to as AdBlue. This fluid is automatically injected into the vehicle’s exhaust system to help reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide.

AdBlue is stored in a small tank which is commonly referred to as the urea or AdBlue tank and, just like diesel fuel, needs to be topped up when required. Further information on AdBlue can be found in the Owner’s Manual.

What is AdBlue?

Many new diesel vehicles, including new Ford Everest and Tourneo Custom, requires the use of a Diesel Exhaust Fluid (urea in de-mineralised water) commonly referred to as AdBlue. This fluid is automatically injected into the vehicle’s exhaust system to help reduce emissions of nitrogen oxide.

AdBlue is stored in a small tank which is commonly referred to as the urea or AdBlue tank and, just like diesel fuel, needs to be topped up when required. Further information on AdBlue can be found in the Owner’s Manual.

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Features and Benefits

Using AdBlue in diesel-powered vehicles has many benefits, including:

  • Reducing harmful emissions: AdBlue helps reduce the emission of nitrogen oxide (NOx) in diesel-powered vehicles, which is a leading cause of air pollution.
  • Better fuel efficiency: When your vehicle's Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system is working properly with AdBlue, it can result in better fuel efficiency and lower operating costs.
  • Lower maintenance costs: The use of AdBlue can help extend the lifespan of your vehicle's Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system, leading to lower maintenance costs.

Features and Benefits

Using AdBlue in diesel-powered vehicles has many benefits, including:

  • Reducing harmful emissions: AdBlue helps reduce the emission of nitrogen oxide (NOx) in diesel-powered vehicles, which is a leading cause of air pollution.
  • Better fuel efficiency: When your vehicle's Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system is working properly with AdBlue, it can result in better fuel efficiency and lower operating costs.
  • Lower maintenance costs: The use of AdBlue can help extend the lifespan of your vehicle's Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) system, leading to lower maintenance costs.

How to use AdBlue?

Using AdBlue in your diesel-powered vehicle is easy. Here are the steps:

How to use AdBlue?

Using AdBlue in your diesel-powered vehicle is easy. Here are the steps:

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1. Locate the AdBlue tank

Your vehicle's AdBlue tank is usually located near the diesel fuel tank.

1. Locate the AdBlue tank

Your vehicle's AdBlue tank is usually located near the diesel fuel tank.

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2. Check the AdBlue level

It is important to regularly check the AdBlue level in your vehicle's tank to ensure that it is always above the minimum level. Most vehicles have a dashboard warning light that indicates when the AdBlue level is low. Quick guide to check AdBlue level:

  • Click on the menu button on the steering wheel
  • Choose vehicle maintenance on the vehicle cluster menu options
  • Choose between
    • AdBlue Gauge: view the AdBlue gauge level
    • AdBlue Level: view the minimum or maximum AdBlue refill level
2. Check the AdBlue level

It is important to regularly check the AdBlue level in your vehicle's tank to ensure that it is always above the minimum level. Most vehicles have a dashboard warning light that indicates when the AdBlue level is low. Quick guide to check AdBlue level:

  • Click on the menu button on the steering wheel
  • Choose vehicle maintenance on the vehicle cluster menu options
  • Choose between
    • AdBlue Gauge: view the AdBlue gauge level
    • AdBlue Level: view the minimum or maximum AdBlue refill level
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3. Refill the AdBlue tank

When the AdBlue level is low, refill the using an AdBlue® container.

3. Refill the AdBlue tank

When the AdBlue level is low, refill the using an AdBlue® container.

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4. Restart the engine

After refilling the AdBlue tank, restart the engine to reset the warning light and ensure that the AdBlue is properly distributed throughout the system.

4. Restart the engine

After refilling the AdBlue tank, restart the engine to reset the warning light and ensure that the AdBlue is properly distributed throughout the system.

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How often is AdBlue® used?

Your usage of AdBlue® depends on your vehicle use, load being carried and driving style. There is a illumination indicator in the cluster to advise the driver accordingly and a final indicator comes up when the levels are very low.

It is important to top-up the AdBlue level when you get the notification to do so as your vehicle will not be start if AdBlue completely runout.

How often is AdBlue® used?

Your usage of AdBlue® depends on your vehicle use, load being carried and driving style. There is a illumination indicator in the cluster to advise the driver accordingly and a final indicator comes up when the levels are very low.

It is important to top-up the AdBlue level when you get the notification to do so as your vehicle will not be start if AdBlue completely runout.

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Where can I buy it?

You can refill your AdBlue® tank using stocked containers available for purchase from your Ford Dealer and selected service stations. Ford Dealers can refill your tank with AdBlue® or sell you a container the next time you come in for a service, but this is not included in the standard Ford service price.

Where can I buy it?

You can refill your AdBlue® tank using stocked containers available for purchase from your Ford Dealer and selected service stations. Ford Dealers can refill your tank with AdBlue® or sell you a container the next time you come in for a service, but this is not included in the standard Ford service price.

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