Last post on Jan 25, 2010 at 9:34 AM
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#13 of 15 Re: Mercedes-Benz's AdBlue diesel additive is EXPENSIVE!!! [bhill2]
Jan 17, 2010 (8:23 pm)
Adding Adblue to an AUDI, BMW, MB or VW is simple as removing a cap and pouring in the liquid. If you let the MB run dry you get 20 starts before it will not start. It then takes 2 gallons to reset the sensor. Buying Adblue will become as simple as getting oil very soon. You can order it from Impex. A 2.5 gallon container is $14.87. If CR really wanted to provide an honest assessment of the AdBlue systems being sold by the 4 different automakers they would have done a little research. They leave a lot to be desired as a research company. That $300+ AdBlue visit should have cost $45. That is less than 3/10ths of a cent per mile.
I too was concerned about Adblue. After a little research I am perfectly comfortable owning one. BMW keeps it full the first 50,000 miles.
#14 of 15 Re: Mercedes-Benz's AdBlue diesel additive is EXPENSIVE!!! [kernick]
Jan 25, 2010 (8:46 am)
CR puts out misleading information....
I am shocked, shocked I say.
#15 of 15 Re: Mercedes-Benz's AdBlue diesel additive is EXPENSIVE!!! [bhill2]
Jan 25, 2010 (9:34 am)
I suspect that refilling the reservoir alone will not reset the indicator and instead it has to be reset by a 'qualified' person using special equipment to ensure that the approved fluid is used.
A solution to that would be to add AdBlue before the sensor is tripped. If the sensor is simply working on level and does not have a "mileage input signal" then one could simply add Ad-Blue when it was 2/3 depleted, and never set the sensor off. I don't think the sensor needs to be reset by a technician anymore than your low-fuel level alarm has to be reset, if you run your tank low. There's nothing stopping you from putting some non-EPA/CARB fluid in your fuel right?