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  1. RonA

    RonA specialist in repairing sealed for life equipment

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    Just had the low exhaust fluid alarm on my Landrover Diesel.
    The vehicle is still under a service plan & normally I’d just go to the dealers for a free top up but the dealers have gone into lockdown & shut for the duration.
    I should be able to go into a service station & pick some up, question any makes better than others?
    RonA
     
  2. Mike B Member

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    All the same. Cheaper from the pump or in big (25l) drums. 1l bottles are expensive!
     
  3. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    get it from LT MOTORS halfords or any motorfactors I saw npa motorfactors vans out today
     
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  4. qwakers Member

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    dont overfill it. JLR adblu systems use sonar and you need a airgap for it to correclty detect the level.
     
  5. The_Yellow_Ardvark

    The_Yellow_Ardvark Member

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    All the same.
    My works van doesn't care what type it gets.
     
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  6. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    if your stuck I have a couple of gallons at home . all the motorfactors are open
     
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  7. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    just filled my van up with it or rather overfilled it :)
     
  8. M.F. Member

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    There was/is potentially a problem with JLR Ingenium engines and Halfords Own brand AdBlu.
    Numerous threads about it if you search google. May just be internet hysteria, but with the costs involved for repair of AdBlu systems, I would personally steer clear of it

    https://www.jaginfo.org/threads/halfords-adblue.106508/

    see the attachment on post #34
     
  9. Patrick Gill

    Patrick Gill Member

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    made from pigs p*ss so I have been told, not by a pig though,
     
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  10. steviec_lj

    steviec_lj Rust Welding Professional

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    So far from the truth you wouldn’t believe. It’s never seen a pig..

    It’s made from chemically constructed 46% prilled Urea. It’s also uncoated, unlike the Urea farmers use for fertiliser.
     
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  11. Melvyn Best Member

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    Read somewhere that it deteriorates when it’s been sitting in the sun , a lot of petrol stations have it sitting on the forecourt.
     
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  12. Nick67GT

    Nick67GT Member

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    Aldi sell it as well.
     
  13. mike os

    mike os just a little insane.....

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    depends how much you use/need, but its way cheaper if you can get it on pump, otherwise factors.......
     
  14. knighty Forum Supporter

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    I heard from the garages in my street at work today, all the motor factors are supposed to be closing tomorrow, NPA, Euro etc.

    3rd hand by the time I heard it tho
     
  15. taxi ray Member

    You can get it in screwfix and toolstation a lot cheaper than garages.
    10 litre drums.
     
  16. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    is it classed as an essential as they are only selling essential stuff . it probably will be
     
  17. Ashley Burton

    Ashley Burton Member

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    I would of thought so! Some vehicles won't run without it
     
  18. RonA

    RonA specialist in repairing sealed for life equipment

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    Thanks for the offer Brightspark if I get stuck I know where to go. Will try the motor factors probably LT now that I know it’s all the same.
    RonA
     
  19. Ashley Burton

    Ashley Burton Member

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    In regards to factors we are not currently open to general public. I believe ECP are only offering click & collect like Screwfix FYI
     
  20. Tom O Member

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    According to Wikipedia it’s just 32.5% urea and 67.5% deionized water, can’t you make your own?
     
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