WHAT IS THE OPEL 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.

 

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

How does it work?

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.

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  • WHEN TO REFILL?

    Cars fitted with the BlueInjection system need regular AdBlue® top-ups also in between recommended service intervals. But don´t worry, an indicator in the dashboard will inform you when levels are running low.

  • HOW TO REFILL ADBLUE®?

    Choose between the wide range of refill bottles available at our Opel Aftersales Centre.

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VANS WITH BLUEINJECTION.

VIVARO

MOVANO

THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BLUEINJECTION AND ADBLUE®.

What is AdBlue®?

AdBlue® (also called Diesel Exhaust Fluid) is an odorless, colorless clean and non-toxic fluid that consists purely of 32.5% urea and 67.5% water.
As it is mostly water, it freezes at -11°C (a 32.5% concentration is the lowest freezing point of a urea water solution), so to allow the vehicle to run under all conditions, all AdBlue® tanks are equipped with a heater that will defrost sufficient liquid for the emission reduction.

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 pipe. The urea in the AdBlue® releases ammonia (NH3) with the exhaust gas high temperatures and this ammonia reacts with nitrogen oxides (NO and NO2) in the catalytic converter to form harmless nitrogen (N2) and water (H2O) vapor.

Are there alternatives to SCR technologies?

SCR technologies are the latest state of technology on the path 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 top-up of at least 10l before the car can be restarted.

What should I pay attention to when buying AdBlue®?
  • First you should pay attention to the trademark AdBlue® and the standard ISO 22241-1 as well as DIN 70070.
  • Also we strongly advise you to only use bottles or canisters with a sealed interface to the filler pipe (usually with a screwed adapter). Like this you minimize risk of spillage.
  • Finally since AdBlue® has a limited durability, check the date of expiry before refilling.
Can AdBlue® be refilled at truck filling stations?

No, you cannot refill at the AdBlue® pumps as this service is not available in Malta.

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 is the manufacturer of AdBlue®?

AdBlue® is a registered trademark of the VDA, for which General Motors (Opel's mother company) has a worldwide license covering all brands. It is manufactured by chemical companies, and only licensed manufacturers and distributors may use the name "AdBlue®".

Information for our Passenger Cars

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  • The refill port is located next to the diesel fuel filler for Vivaro and just behind the driver door on Movano
  • The filler cap is colored and can be opened by hand.
  • You can also use all passenger car compatible bottles and nozzles available at many petrol stations or outlets. Or just go to your local Opel dealer for the refill.
  • If small quantities of AdBlue® come into contact with the vehicle’s paintwork, wipe them off and if necessary rinse the area with water.
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Each AdBlue® tank is equipped with sensors that will trigger a series of messages when the fluid is running low.

Please refer to the owners manual for details.

 

Attention! If the AdBlue® tank is depleted, the system will need a top-up of at least 10l before the commercial vehicle can be restarted.