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Add Blue questions.

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I just commented on the Add Blue needed on our new Tin Can and seems more of us are required to buy the stuff at an incredible price for what it consists of.
Basically distilled water and ****. If so it's a remarkable con in more plastic containers polluting up the planet? :eek:

I find it amazing that the engine will stop if not topped up with this Add Blue. OK we get warnings although I have no idea how big the tank is or how much is in it.
Is it possible to dilute it will more distilled water? How much accuracy is recorded? Does it really do anything beneficial for our environment?

After seeing it advertised online from €18 to €58 a container, we came across it in the local and not so cheap supermarket at €12.99 for 5L.

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Really? Adblue is just over £1 a litre and that gives me over 10,000 miles per litre.
That's a penny per mile.
I wouldn't risk damaging the cat and the DPF to save a fraction of pence per mile.
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I found 20 litres online ne for £27
My MH holds 17 ltrs so when it does need some (probably 5 or 6 years away) I'll just by 20 litres and be done with it.
We used to have a Peugeot people carrier and that had a DPF fluid of about 3 litres and lasted about 60,000 miles I think but cost a fortune to have the dealer refill and reset.
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17 ltrs to give 20,000 miles.

I looked up the figures online. And then checked the handbook.
Mines a 2018 Peugeot motorhome.
But at the end of the day it's an anti pollutant process so to me it's important. Diesel soot particles are particularly nasty and modern vehicles reduce these and other emissions as much as they can.
If that needs adblue to work then that's what's needed. I hate to see older diesel vans driving past schools belching out smoke and fumes.
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