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    • mrseyes
    • By mrseyes 11th Jan 19, 9:21 PM
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    AdBlue
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    • 11th Jan 19, 9:21 PM
    AdBlue 11th Jan 19 at 9:21 PM
    I have accidentally put screen wash in AdBlue tank in my Range Rover. Rang RAC and they said that tank needs draining and will cost 275. I am wondering if this is how much would it cost.
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    • missile
    • By missile 11th Jan 19, 10:09 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 10:09 PM
    How much screen wash did you put in?
    I would be tempted to forget about it.
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    • mrseyes
    • By mrseyes 11th Jan 19, 10:26 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 10:26 PM
    How much screen wash did you put in?
    I would be tempted to forget about it.
    Originally posted by missile
    It was less then a litter and was diluted with water.
    • flashg67
    • By flashg67 11th Jan 19, 10:40 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 10:40 PM
    IMHO, having seen this before, you'll cause more damage& cost if you continue to drive it. 275 doesn't sound too bad - likely more at a dealer's labour rates
    • wgl2014
    • By wgl2014 11th Jan 19, 11:15 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 11:15 PM
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    • 11th Jan 19, 11:15 PM
    Can you not suck it out with a big syringe or similar? If you can get the litre out you should be all good.
    • RichardD1970
    • By RichardD1970 12th Jan 19, 12:46 AM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 12:46 AM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 12:46 AM
    Aldi are selling Adblue and screenwash at the moment. They look very similar on a pallet next to each other, and I nearly picked up the wrong one.

    You would think they would make them strikingly different colours to avoid confusion.
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 12th Jan 19, 12:53 AM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 12:53 AM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 12:53 AM
    +1 suck it all out with a big syringe then refill tank with fresh AdBlue. Much cheaper than paying 275.

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    • Scrapit
    • By Scrapit 12th Jan 19, 12:59 AM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 12:59 AM
    I have accidentally put screen wash in AdBlue tank in my Range Rover. Rang RAC and they said that tank needs draining and will cost 275. I am wondering if this is how much would it cost.
    Originally posted by mrseyes
    Awesome. HTF!?!
    • Mercdriver
    • By Mercdriver 12th Jan 19, 5:57 AM
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    • 12th Jan 19, 5:57 AM
    Awesome. HTF!?!
    Originally posted by Scrapit
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    • By Scrapit 13th Jan 19, 10:32 PM
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    Scrapit. Making inane unhelpful comments since October 2018.
    Originally posted by Mercdriver
    Not as long as you then?
    • Goudy
    • By Goudy 14th Jan 19, 2:03 PM
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    Adblue is over 67% water, some of our less than environmentally friendly truck drivers have been filling their tanks with pour water.
    Though the soap content might play a bit of havoc with the injector into the catalyst.

    I'd be tempted to try and get what's in there sucked out, most garages carry a Pela type suction pump.
    Then top it off with proper Adblue.

    The tanks on these hold 15 to 18 litres, so any left will be well diluted.
    • Tarambor
    • By Tarambor 14th Jan 19, 4:58 PM
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    Adblue is over 67% water, some of our less than environmentally friendly truck drivers have been filling their tanks with pour water.
    Originally posted by Goudy
    Indeed they have and many have found that unless they get the adblue system mapped out of the ECU it goes into limp home mode as many systems can detect when the fluid is out of spec and whilst it'll run for a short time like that without reducing power it won't indefinitely. Others have also found that it shafts the entire system including the injectors so when they've been caught its cost them 1000s to fix.

    If the tank is one you can get access to fairly easily I would be of the "suck out as much as possible" brigade, refilling with Adblue and continuing to top it up at every opportunity to ensure what you put in is diluted as much as possible.
    • mrseyes
    • By mrseyes 14th Jan 19, 5:43 PM
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    Indeed they have and many have found that unless they get the adblue system mapped out of the ECU it goes into limp home mode as many systems can detect when the fluid is out of spec and whilst it'll run for a short time like that without reducing power it won't indefinitely. Others have also found that it shafts the entire system including the injectors so when they've been caught its cost them 1000s to fix.

    If the tank is one you can get access to fairly easily I would be of the "suck out as much as possible" brigade, refilling with Adblue and continuing to top it up at every opportunity to ensure what you put in is diluted as much as possible.
    Originally posted by Tarambor
    Thanks:

    I tried to put the tube in tank to syringed it out but had some resistance, would there be a bend in the pipe?
    Last edited by mrseyes; 14-01-2019 at 9:17 PM.
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