THE Everest was the only car in our group requiring Adblue, an additive injected into the exhaust gases to clean diesel emissions. Pop the fuel filler and there’s a second, smaller cap clearly marked Adblue.
In most cases Adblue will be topped up at regular services, with Ford claiming that in regular aroundtown use or when cruising on a freeway the 20-litre supply should last between 12,000km and 18,000km. But once you’re off-roading or towing the range can drop to as little as 3000km.
Refilling is easy, just pop the cap and feed in the custom nozzle that comes with the typically 20-litre drums. Keep in mind it’s only available at selected roadhouses.
But before embarking on an adventure like the CSR, check the estimated range on the trip computer display to make sure you’ll get to your destination without running out. While the cars themselves can run fine without Adblue, the computers are instructed to shut them down once they’ve run out because they will no longer meet the emissions regulations they were designed for.