How to add AdBlue to a Diesel Mercedes

  1. Open the fuel door lid.
  2. Note the blue cap next to the fuel fill cap.
  3. Add the required AdBlue. Don’t mix AdBlue with diesel fluid.

How do I reset my AdBlue warning?

Fill the tank. Turn the ignition on, don’t start the car. Leave ignition on for 30 seconds or so. Warning should clear.

What is Mercedes BlueEFFICIENCY?

BlueEFFICIENCY – the trademark for exceptionally economical and ecofriendly Mercedes passenger cars – is a package of measures compiled by development engineers across all disciplines, the main aims being to reduce weight, aerodynamic drag and rolling resistance, to further optimise the engine technology, and to make

How much AdBlue does a Mercedes C Class take?

Your vehicle’s AdBlue tank will be topped up each time your vehicle is serviced at an Approved Mercedes-Benz Retailer. One litre of AdBlue is sufficient for approximately 625 miles of driving and the size of the AdBlue tank has been designed so that you should not have to refill AdBlue between services.

How big is an AdBlue tank?

For some context, a Volkswagen Passat uses around 1.5 litres of AdBlue every 620 miles, and the tank size is 13 litres, so a full tank of AdBlue is good for about 8,000 miles of driving.

How often does AdBlue need topping up?

5,000 to 8,000 miles

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Also Know, can I refill AdBlue myself?

Garages should refill AdBlue as part of a diesel car’s routine servicing. However, it’s possible to refill a tank of AdBlue yourself. Some service stations have AdBlue dispensing pumps. Some car makers, including Peugeot, suggest you take the car to a dealer, which will do a refill for a fixed price of £9.99.

Can you top up AdBlue anytime?

You can top it off at any time. As far as I know, the warning comes on only when you’re low on fluid and not on any sort of time-based schedule, so if you keep it full then you’ll never see the warning.

Similarly, does my Mercedes have AdBlue?

Many diesel cars registered after September 2015 use AdBlue to reduce emissions. In general, if you own a Euro 6-compliant diesel Audi, BMW, Citroën, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz or Peugeot, it’s likely to use AdBlue technology. There’s often a clue in the car’s model name, which may have ‘Blue’ or ‘SCR’ in it.

How do I clear the AdBlue message on my Mercedes?

Mercedes Adblue Reset

  1. Turn ignition on once.
  2. Press and hold the gas pedal. Keep the gas pedal pressed until the glow plug comes back on.
  3. Wait for the glow plug light to stop blinking. Then turn off the ignition.
  4. Wait 10 seconds with the ignition off.
  5. Turn the ignition back on.
  6. Press the gas pedal two times.

Are there different grades of AdBlue?

AdBlue is a proprietary name, like Hoover and iPhone: i.e. there are not different types or brands of AdBlue, though there may at any time be different brands selling other urea-based solutions that perform the same function. AdBlue is stored in a tank in the vehicle, and is injected into the SCR system as required.

What year did Mercedes start using AdBlue?


How long does a tank of AdBlue last?

18 months

Where can I fill up AdBlue?

Where do I refill the AdBlue® tank? Most cars and vans have a blue filler cap for AdBlue® next to black diesel cap under the fuel filler cover. Some earlier SCR models have the AdBlue® filler positioned in the boot/trunk (near the spare wheel) or engine compartment (similar to windscreen wash).

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Can I use water instead of AdBlue?

AdBlue is 67.5% de-ionized water, without any minerals / ions. Essentially de-ionized water and tap water are different and tap water should not be added into AdBlue tank. When tap water is in the AdBlue tank, the minerals and ions will be dozed into the Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) exhaust treatment system.

How do you apply AdBlue?

How to use AdBlue®?

  1. Always pour AdBlue into the AdBlue tank.
  2. Only use AdBlue equipment when storing or refilling AdBlue.
  3. Keep your AdBlue equipment clean and free from dust or dirt.
  4. Ensure your AdBlue tank and container seals remain intact.
  5. Use demineralised water (or AdBlue) when cleaning internally or priming AdBlue equipment.

Considering this, how much AdBlue do I add?

Typical consumption is around a litre of AdBlue every 600 miles. But it could be as high as a litre every 350 miles. Tank size varies too, so you could need to refill somewhere between 3,000 and 12,000 miles depending on the car and your driving style.

Is all AdBlue the same quality?

Each car needs to refill the AdBlue tank at regular intervals and if the AdBlue tank gets empty the car engine will not be able to start again. It is important to notice that not all AdBlue present in the market has the same quality.

How do you check the AdBlue level on a Mercedes GLC?

The AdBlue tank has a capacity of 27 litres but you cannot see its contents. You can check the current capacity by pressing the Home button on the steering wheel and selecting the Service option from the menu.

How much does Bluetec fluid cost?

A copy of the bill shows the vehicle’s AdBlue tank was given an additional 7.5 gallons of the fluid at a price of $241.50 (or about $32.20 per gallon) with an installation charge of $52.48 for the full $293.98 price.

What does BlueTEC mean on Mercedes?

BlueTec is Mercedes’ brand name for its system of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) or, in English, treating the exhaust gas of a diesel engine to reduce its emissions.