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BlueInjection is cutting-edge SCR diesel technology from Opel that uses AdBlue®* to further reduce the level of nitrogen oxides and deliver cleaner emissions.
The innovative SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology: BlueInjection is a part of Opel´s exhaust gas aftertreatment system.
BlueInjection technology directly injects AdBlue® fluid into the exhaust system 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 odourless fluid that consists purely of 32.5% urea and 67.5% water.
*AdBlue® is a registered trademark from Verband der Automobilindustrie e.V.
WHAT BENEFITS THE ENVIRONMENT, BENEFITS YOU.
WHAT BENEFITS THE ENVIRONMENT, BENEFITS YOU.
By owning a vehicle with BlueInjection technology you are helping to reduce harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions thus reducing your environmental footprint.
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.
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.
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 (NH3). This ammonia reacts with nitrogen oxides (NO and NO2) in the catalytic converter to form harmless nitrogen (N2) and water (H2O) 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 to refill at the AdBlue® pumps that exist in many petrol stations for commercial vehicles (trucks and busses) as the flow rate is too high for a passenger car. 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 diesel fuel.
What should I do if I spill AdBlue® onto my car and/or clothes?
If small quantities of AdBlue® come into contact with the vehicle’s paintwork, for example, wipe them off and if necessary rinse the area with water.
If you ever spill some AdBlue® on your clothes and/or hands, just rinse out thoroughly with clear water.
Is there an option to have a bigger AdBlue® tank?
Opel vehicles do not have this option. For each vehicle there is only one tank size that has been designed to optimize package and weight restrictions.
Who manufactures AdBlue®?
AdBlue® is a registered trademark of the VDA. It is manufactured by chemical companies, and only licensed manufacturers and distributors may use the name "AdBlue®".