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UPDATE YOUR BLUEINJECTION TECHNOLOGY NOW. IT'S FREE!

As you are already the owner of an Opel vehicle with BlueInjection Technology we would like to offer the opportunity to make your vehicle even cleaner and more environmentally friendly.  

By further optimising the BlueInjection system with the latest software, we will continue to reduce harmful NOx exhaust emissions in everyday driving. This update will also ensure that your vehicle meets forthcoming emission standards that become effective in September 2017.
We  optimise  the engine software. You benefit:
No cost for you
The update takes less than 1 hour
No impact on fuel consumption and performance 1
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WHAT IS OPEL BLUEINJECTION TECHNOLOGY?

What is the BlueInjection Technology?

BlueInjection is the cutting-edge SCR diesel technology from Opel that uses AdBlue®* to further reduce the level of nitrogen oxides and work towards cleaner emissions.

 

  • The innovative SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology: BlueInjection is a part of Opel´s exhaust gas after treatment system.
  • The BlueInjection technology directly injects AdBlue® into the exhaust pipe triggering a chemical reaction that reduces harmful nitrogen oxides emissions, by converting them into nitrogen and water vapour, which are harmless to the environment.
  • AdBlue® is a clean, non-toxic, non-flammable, and odorless fluid that consists purely of 32.5% urea and 67.5% water.

 

*AdBlue® is a registered trademark from Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V.

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  • What is the BlueInjection Technology?

    BlueInjection is the cutting-edge SCR diesel technology from Opel that uses AdBlue®* to further reduce the level of nitrogen oxides and work towards cleaner emissions.

     

    • The innovative SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology: BlueInjection is a part of Opel´s exhaust gas after treatment system.
    • The BlueInjection technology directly injects AdBlue® into the exhaust pipe triggering a chemical reaction that reduces harmful nitrogen oxides emissions, by converting them into nitrogen and water vapour, which are harmless to the environment.
    • AdBlue® is a clean, non-toxic, non-flammable, and odorless fluid that consists purely of 32.5% urea and 67.5% water.

     

    *AdBlue® is a registered trademark from Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V.

HOW TO ADBLUE® ?

WHEN TO REFILL?

Cars fitted with the BlueInjection system need regular AdBlue® top-ups between recommended service intervals. An indicator in the dashboard will inform you when levels are running low.

 

Each AdBlue® tank is equipped with sensors that trigger a series of messages when the fluid is running low.

 

There will be three intervals:

 

  • When the remaining range equals 2,400km to 1,750km - a warning is briefly displayed on the on-board computer.
  • When remaining range falls below 1,750km - a warning will be displayed every time the ignition is turned on.
  • When the remaining range falls below 900km – a constant warning will show until you top up.

 

Attention! If the AdBlue® tank is emptied, the system will need a full top-up before the car can be restarted.

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HOW TO REFILL ADBLUE® ?

Top-up the AdBlue® tank yourself using one of the AdBlue® containers available on many garage forecourts. Alternatively just go to your local Opel dealer for a refill.

 

  • The AdBlue® tank is located next to the diesel fuel filler (or behind an opening in the rear bumper in the case of the Antara).
  • The AdBlue® filler cap is coloured and is opened just like the fuel filler.
  • Top-ups are easily done using passenger car compatible containers available at many garages or other outlets. Alternatively you use one of the AdBlue® refill pumps available on some garage forecourts that are specifically designed for passenger vehicles. Do not use truck / commercial vehicle AdBlue® pumps.
  • If AdBlue® is spilt on the vehicle’s paintwork, wipe it off and rinse the area with water.
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  • WHEN TO REFILL?

    WHEN TO REFILL?

    Cars fitted with the BlueInjection system need regular AdBlue® top-ups between recommended service intervals. An indicator in the dashboard will inform you when levels are running low.

     

    Each AdBlue® tank is equipped with sensors that trigger a series of messages when the fluid is running low.

     

    There will be three intervals:

     

    • When the remaining range equals 2,400km to 1,750km - a warning is briefly displayed on the on-board computer.
    • When remaining range falls below 1,750km - a warning will be displayed every time the ignition is turned on.
    • When the remaining range falls below 900km – a constant warning will show until you top up.

     

    Attention! If the AdBlue® tank is emptied, the system will need a full top-up before the car can be restarted.

  • HOW TO REFILL?

    HOW TO REFILL ADBLUE® ?

    Top-up the AdBlue® tank yourself using one of the AdBlue® containers available on many garage forecourts. Alternatively just go to your local Opel dealer for a refill.

     

    • The AdBlue® tank is located next to the diesel fuel filler (or behind an opening in the rear bumper in the case of the Antara).
    • The AdBlue® filler cap is coloured and is opened just like the fuel filler.
    • Top-ups are easily done using passenger car compatible containers available at many garages or other outlets. Alternatively you use one of the AdBlue® refill pumps available on some garage forecourts that are specifically designed for passenger vehicles. Do not use truck / commercial vehicle AdBlue® pumps.
    • If AdBlue® is spilt on the vehicle’s paintwork, wipe it off and rinse the area with water.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BLUEINJECTION AND ADBLUE® .

What is AdBlue® ?

AdBlue®  (also called Diesel Exhaust Fluid) is an  odourless ,  colourless  clean and non-toxic fluid that consists purely of  32.5% urea and 67.5% water.
As AdBlue ®  is mostly water, it freezes at -11°C (a 32.5% concentration is the lowest freezing point of a  urea water  solution), all AdBlue ®  tanks are equipped with a heater to automatically melt any solution that has frozen.

What is the SCR technology?

SCR means Selective Catalytic Reduction and is a technology used for  reducing nitrogen oxides  (NOx) from the exhaust gas of diesel engines. It is based on AdBlue ®  (also called Diesel Exhaust Fluid), a  32.5% urea solution in purified water,  which is injected into the exhaust system. The high temperatures from the exhaust gases cause the urea in the AdBlue ®  to release ammonia (NH 3 ). This ammonia reacts with nitrogen oxides (NO and NO 2 ) in the catalytic converter to form harmless nitrogen (N 2 ) and water (H 2 O)  vapour .

Are there alternatives to SCR technologies?

SCR technologies  are the latest  state of the art technology  towards future emission requirements. It is the reason why Opel decided to implement BlueInjection (Opel's SCR technology) to the  entire diesel fleet  starting as of 2018.

What happens if I don´t top-up?

If the AdBlue ® tank is empty, the car will not restart once the ignition is turned off! This is not a fault, but a legally required feature of the system. If this stage is reached the system will need a full top-up before the car can be restarted.

What should I pay attention to when buying AdBlue® ?

  • First check for the AdBlue® trademark and for the ISO 22241-1 and DIN 70070 standards.
  • We strongly advise you to only use bottles or containers with a nozzle suitable for the filler pipe (usually a screwed adapter). This will minimise the risk of spillage.
  • Finally since AdBlue® has a limited lifespan, check the date of expiry before refilling.

Since AdBlue® is already used in commercial vehicles, can AdBlue® be refilled at truck filling stations?

We do not recommend refilling at commercial vehicle  AdBlue® pumps  as the flow rate is too high for passenger car tanks. In addition, most truck nozzles need to be released by a magnet insert in the filler head of the vehicle, which is not present in any Opel passenger car.

The good news is that there is a growing number of  petrol stations  across Europe, who offer  low flow AdBlue® pumps  for passenger cars. Refilling with such a pump is as easy as refilling with diesel fuel.

What should I do if I spill AdBlue® onto my car and/or clothes?

If  AdBlue®  comes into contact with the vehicle’s paintwork, wipe it off and  rinse the area with water.
If you ever spill AdBlue ®  on your clothes and/or hands, just rinse thoroughly with clear water.

Is there an option to have a bigger AdBlue® tank?

Opel vehicles do not have this option. There is only one tank size for each individual vehicle - each specifically designed to meet design and weight restrictions.

Who manufactures AdBlue® ?

AdBlue ®  is a  registered trademark of the VDA  (German Association of the Automotive Industry). Only licensed manufacturers and distributors may use the name 'AdBlue ® '.
1 = Please note: Consumption and range data shown  is  based on average figures. The day-to-day consumption depends on driving style, external conditions  and  vehicle load and therefore may vary from the figures shown.