Reedley Service Centre is one of the North West region’s leading independent AdBlue specialists, with countless satisfied customers throughout Lancashire and beyond. Our skilled technicians have decades of collective experience rectifying issues with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) systems in modern diesel vehicles, including Volkswagen Group (VAG) brands such as VW, Audi, Skoda and SEAT.
Services we offer include SCR repair, AdBlue pump repair, AdBlue pump replacement, AdBlue servicing and AdBlue diagnostics.
AdBlue repair and AdBlue pump replacement
If you own a diesel car or van and the AdBlue system failure light, exhaust warning light or engine warning light is showing on the dashboard, don’t hesitate to contact us. Here at Reedley Service Centre we’re able to diagnose AdBlue faults quickly and efficiently, and we aim to get you back on the road as soon as possible.
Common issues we encounter:
- AdBlue software faults
- Transfer pump low suction or no flow
- Delivery/suction hose or injector leak
- Heater failure
- AdBlue in fuel tank
- Corrosion caused by AdBlue/DEF spills
- Injector blockage
- Sensor, cable or level gauging/control faults
Services we offer:
- SCR and AdBlue diagnostics
- AdBlue software updates/upgrades
- AdBlue pump, tank and heater replacement
- Leak resolution and repair of any resulting damage
- Delivery/suction hose repair and replacement
- AdBlue removal from fuel tank
- AdBlue spill cleaning and repair
- Meter recalibration and repair
- Sensor and cable replacement
It’s important that your vehicle doesn’t run low on diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), or even worse – run out.
A warning light would typically show on the dashboard when you’re running low, and your car or van will eventually go into “limp mode” to try to reduce the emission of harmful pollutants. Once they’ve run out of DEF, most modern diesel vehicles cannot be restarted, resulting in a premature and no doubt frustrating end to your journey.
AdBlue would normally be checked and replenished during a normal service, but it’s often necessary to top up between services.
You can refill AdBlue yourself by purchasing the solution and pouring it carefully into the appropriate tank (consult your owner’s manual, but it’s normally the tank with the small blue cap marked “AdBlue” or “DEF”). You can also find AdBlue pumps suitable for cars or vans at some road-side filling stations, usually near motorways or on routes used regularly by HGVs.
When refilling AdBlue yourself you must take great care not to spill the solution as it can corrode and otherwise damage car components, particularly those made of aluminium.
What is AdBlue?
Whilst modern diesel particulate filters are able to capture much of the soot that older diesel engines would have exhausted, they require extremely high combustion temperatures in excess of 1800°C to do so. Unfortunately, these high temperatures result in an inadvertent increase in the volume of nitrogen oxides (NOx) generated, which are considered worse for the environment than the sooty particulate matter that DPF technology is designed to reduce.
Selective catalytic reduction works alongside the DPF to tackle these harmful NOx emissions, injecting DEF into the exhaust pipeline of any diesel vehicle that utilises SCR technology. DEF consists of urea and deionized water which the exhaust head converts to ammonia, which in turn reduces the NOx to non-polluting water and nitrogen, lowering the concentration of NOx in the diesel exhaust emitted from the vehicle.
“AdBlue” is one of a handful of brands of DEF and is a registered trademark of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). It’s generally associated with Volkswagen Group (VAG) brands, such as VW, Audi, Skoda and SEAT. Many other manufacturers use diesel exhaust fluid to reduce emissions and comply with Euro 6 regulations – Peugeot, Citroën, and DS Automobiles use “BlueHDI” branded SCR technology, whilst Mercedes-Benz’s use the marketing term “BlueTEC”.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our knowledgeable team to learn more about how we can diagnose and repair all types of SCR and AdBlue faults.