Archive for April, 2012

AdBlue Cap Features on

April 27th, 2012 Comments off

The AdBlue Cap article oN as below:

Publish Date: 26.04.12

A new product has been unveiled on the UK aftermarket, which protects the AdBlue tanks on HGVs from potential diesel contamination.

Contamination of the AdBlue system is an increasing problem for truck manufacturers and truck operators alike.

In order to comply with new emission standards the automotive industry decided to introduce SCR technology to diesel powered vehicles. SCR stands for Selective Catalytic Reduction, which transforms harmful exhaust gases into naturally occurring substances. As well known in the diesel car and van sectors, mis-fuelling is easily done and now the truck industry has its own problem of diesel contamination in the AdBlue tank.

It takes just a small amount of diesel in the AdBlue tank to turn an efficient truck into a nightmare breakdown scenario with repair bills reaching into the thousands.

AdBlue Cap, from aide automotive is a retro fitted anti mis-fuelling cap, which has a built-in mechanism, which only opens when the AdBlue nozzle is inserted (manual fill or magnetic pumped nozzles).

With the AdBlue Cap, a diesel pump nozzle cannot be entered into the tank, and diesel residue in the nozzle will run off through drain holes. Also the AdBlue Cap will prevent any debris from entering the AdBlue tank.

The AdBlue Cap is available in two sizes: 58 (Mercedes, DAF, MAN) & 77mm (Volvo, Scania, Renault, Iveco, Hino)

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SCR Anti Contamination Cap Competition

April 23rd, 2012 Comments off

AdBlue Cap Competition Details and Entry


This competition is to win 5 AdBlue Caps, size of your choice
with each winner receiving 1 AdBlue Cap!


To enter please click on the link below and answer the simple
question in the subject heading or text box, the question is:




What Does SCR stand for?


A, Social CO2 Reduction


B, Selective Catalytic Reduction


C, Sky Clean Rainbows




The closing date for this competition is the 30.04.12




AdBlue Cap Competition Answer email





To Read More About The AdBlue
Cap Click on


AdBlue Contamiantion Cap

Prevent AdBlue Contamination

April 16th, 2012 Comments off

aide automotive have introduced a AdBlue Cap for a Truck AdBlue Tank to stop diesel or debris contamination.

This is AdBlue Cap!

Welcome to the Anti-Contamination Cap (The only SCR Anti-Contamination cap with integrated magnetic device in the world!)

This SCR Cap is the only cap that comes in 58 (Mercedes, DAF, MAN) and 77mm (Volvo, Scania, Renault, Iveco) and covers all makes and models.

It only takes a small amount of contamination which affects the SCR systems dosing unit and catalytic converter which can put your truck in limp mode requiring a full reset.

To read more and BUY ONLINE click on AdBlue Contamination


SCR Anti Contamination Cap

EBS Tester for Truck & Trailers

April 2nd, 2012 Comments off

aide automotive can report on a Rear Truck Brake Fault Solution!
DAF & Scania trucks fitted with Electronic Braking Systems (EBS) could have the same fault but for different reasons. The fault occurs after the vehicle has been driven for a few miles, when the rear brakes slowly start to apply by themselves and in some cases the brakes are on so much that the vehicle is un-drivable.
There are two reasons this fault can appear, the first one is quite simple. On the rear of the vehicle there is a EBS modulator valve which controls the brake pressure to the rear brakes, one of these pipes connected to this valve is from the redundancy valve. This is a saftey back up for the brakes, if in event the EBS fails the truck is left with some brakes to stop the vehicle.

If the redundancy valve starts to leak the air pressure can build up in the pipe connected to the rear modulator valve and start to apply the rear brakes, at the same time the EBS system which constantly monitors the brake pressure when you press the brake pedal sees that there is pressure in the modulator but knows the driver dosnt have his/her fott on the brake so assumes the rear modulator is faulty and puts the EBS warning light on in the cab.

This means there is two faults being caused by the one leaking valve, the EBS causedlight on and the rear brakes applying. The easiest way to identify this fault is by removing the pipe which comes from the redunacy valve when the brakes are on, you will hear the aire pressure being released from the pipe and hear the brake come off.

The Second reason this same fault can appear is a faulty foot brake valve. On a EB System when you press the foot brake on, the foot brake valve not only supplies air pressure to the rear modulator and applies the brakes, it also sends a CAN signal to the rear modulator to apply the brakes. The CAN signal is basically an electronic signal telling the rear modulator to apply the brakes. Inside the foot brake valveare switches which knowhow far you have pressed the pedal down, if these switch’s work incorrectly they can think you have pressed the pedal down when you havent and tell the rear modulator to apply the brakes.
The easiest way to see if the fott brake valve is causing the fault is by removing the electrical connection from the foot brake when the fault appearsand you will hear the brakes release. In both cases the rear brakes usually only apply a small amount but in both cases the EBS light will come on.

aide automotive offer products to test ABS or EBS Sensors or offer brake testers for inspection sheet brake testing.

Trailer testers are available in portable format of wrokshop / van monuted testers.