DTC Cleaner, also known as DTC Eraser, Limp mode reset tool, OBD error code eraser or OBD limp mode reset tool, is irreplaceable bit of kit if you get stuck in limp mode. No other tool is that easy to use or that quick to bypass limp mode and instantly return your truck to full power. In this article we will explain how does it work and how it can benefit you in limp mode emergency.
Every truck is equipped with a computer known as ECU. This is vehicle’s main computer, which receives signals from all the different components of the truck and controls all systems accordingly. Once a particular fault occurs appropriate signal is sent to the ECU , which in turn triggers limp mode. Problems which cause limp mode are usually associated with vehicle’s emission system, such as SCR faults, NOX faults, DPF faults.., but can also be caused by faulty engine sensors/components/wiring, transmission issues, dysfunctional brakes and clutch, or even low fluid levels…
From our experience, most common limp mode causes are faults/malfunctions within the emissions system. In EURO 5 standard trucks emission system components are NOX sensors and SCR (adblue) system. Should anything within the emission system break down, limp mode will be triggered. Limp mode affect on EURO 5 trucks is relatively mild as power is only restricted by a fraction, however this is not the case with EURO 6 trucks. Once limp mode kicks in EURO 6 trucks will be limited to 20MPH speed, which makes them very difficult to operate. One thing if your lorry is empty, but a completely different story if it is fully loaded. You will struggle even to get it to a safe place, never mind getting it back to your base or to your destination..
So what can you do to temporary reset/bypass limp mode allowing you to get to a safe location, back to the base or just to finish your trip safely. The answer is simple, Can Smart DTC cleaner will reset limp mode in your truck and get your truck back to full power within a minute! This handheld device is small enough to fit on your palm and requires no batteries and no skills to use. All you have to do is turn ignition on, plug device into OBD II port, wait for about 30-40 seconds and unplug/turn ignition off. That is it, your truck will no longer be in limp mode! This is only a temporary fix, it will not fix the problem with your truck, it will simply reset limp mode so that the vehicle can be operated on full power as normal. This will not last forever, limp mode will come back eventually, things like what faults are active and how long have they been active for will determine how long will limp mode reset last. In any case, you will always be able to reset limp mode with Can Smart DTC Cleaner, and you can use it as many times as you need to.
Being the original inventor of this product and also the manufacturer, allows us to offer best, most advanced product of its kind available on the market today as well as very competitive pricing. Don’t risk being stuck in limp mode, please visit our DTC Cleaner shop at www.truckhelp.co.uk/shop or contact us for a trade quote for bulk orders.
This is an update to our file modification/re-mapping services. We have expanded our range and are now able to provide mapping services to most Construction and Agricultural machinery. We can offer a wide variety of maps such as SCR DELETE, DPF DELETE, NOX DELETE and others.. These services are available to most machinery, our latest additions include, but are not limited to:
CATTERPILLAR: full range of maps available
CLAAS: full range of maps available
NEW HOLLAND: full range of maps available
CASE: full range of maps available
HITACHI: full range of maps available
KOMATSU: full range of maps available
JOHN DEERE: full range of maps available
FENDT: full range of maps available
DEUTZ: full range of maps available
Further to providing file modification/re-mapping services to our trade partners, we are now also able to supply flashing and diagnostic tools and protocols for new trade customers. As with everything that we do, we will be happy to show you the ropes and offer full tech support and advice. If you are experienced re-mapper and have all the tools needed we can provide you with best quality files at very competitive rate, or, if you are starting out we can guide you through the whole process – from getting the tools that you need to providing you with quality modified files and all tech support you will need. Give us a try, we will do our best not to leave you disappointed.
We would like to introduce our latest feature – Can Smart adblue emulators with self-diagnosis function enabled. This will make adblue emulator installations much easier as installer will be able to quickly pin point the problem using self-diagnosis led light system on the emulator. The way it works is once you have connected adblue emulator and switched ignition on, you will see a number of led lights on the emulator light up. Each of these lights will indicate correct (or incorrect) SCR, NOX, CAN LINE.. connections.
Although most of our trade customers are very knowledgeable about adblue emulator installation, and normally do not require any assistance, some novice installers may not get it right the first time, especially on more complicated EURO 6 trucks. That is where self-diagnosis function comes in really handy.
Let’s discuss some main adblue emulator installation points, and how self-diagnosis led system can help.
CAN LINE Connection:
Adblue emulator will communicate with vehicle’s ECU via Can lines (canbus) Emulator needs to receive and send constant signals indicating/emulating SCR/NOX system performance as if it was working as it should even though these systems will be disconnected after adblue emulator is installed. Therefor it is very important to connect can lines correctly. You will have two led lights on the emulator next for can line connection diagnosis. Should connection be correct, you’ll see a light next to ‘’[OK] Can line’’ light up. Should connection be not correct, you will see ‘’[PROBLEM] Can line’’ Knowing that there is a problem with can line connection, you should first try swapping can lines over (can-hi with can-low) in most cases this will be the answer to the problem. If this did not help and you still have a PROBLEM light on, you should inspect your can lines making sure they are ‘live’ and not broken.
In order for adblue emulator to perform properly, after installation you will need to disconnect SCR system or at least some of its components, depending on truck make and model. Emulator will be sending signals to the vehicle ECU, which would normally be sent by SCR system, so it is important SCR system is disconnected. If it is not, ECU will receive double signals which will cause errors codes. Should SCR disconnection be done correctly, you will see [OK] SCR disconnected. IF SCR is not disconnected, or disconnected incorrectly, you will see [PROBLEM] Disconnect SCR.
These are only some of the benefits self-diagnosis adblue emulator system can offer. It gives the installer instant connection diagnosis and makes it clear what needs to be corrected in case of incorrect connection.
The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 at 23:00 GMT ending almost half century of membership. From this date and time, the UK and the EU entered a transition period. It was agreed that during transition period the UK is no longer a member of the EU, but will remain a member of single market and customs union. Transition period has ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020 and the UK has left the single market and customs union with immediate effect.
As a result of UK leaving the single market and customs union, new rules apply to things like travelling and doing business with the EU. For customs purposes, the UK is teated as any other third/non-EU country as of 1 January 2021 and customs procedures and formalities now apply to trade between the UK and the EU.
So what has changed with buying adblue emulators or other our products?
AdBlue emulator and other product prices after Brexit:
Our prices will no go up. In fact, we are making our prices better. We have started a few mass production lines at the end of last year, which allows us for making our cost lower. Such savings will be in turn passed on to our trade customers who will enjoy much better prices in 2021 especially on our main products such adblue emulators.
We will try to do our best to hold a small stock of adblue emulators, OBD Error code scanners and other of our most popular products at our UK base, but our main warehouse is now based in the EU and therefore most parcels will be posted from the EU. We will do our best to post UK customer orders from our UK stock, in which case nothing will change, you will still receive your order quickly and there will be no additional cost. However, if we do not have your item in the UK stock, it will be posted to you from our EU base. Orders from our EU base will be posted with DHL Express service. As of yet we have not had any delays or additional charges such import duty, vat etc.. reported by our customers. Parcels are getting to the UK within 2 working days. However, these are uncertain times indeed, and this could change anytime.
In summary, we may post your order from our EU stock if product is not in stock at our UK base. As a result you may incur additional charges such as import duty or VAT. You, the customer, will be solely responsible for any such charges.
NORTHERN IRELAND CUSTOMERS
In accordance with the agreed Protocol on Ireland and Northern Ireland, EU customs rules and procedures generally continue to apply to goods entering and leaving Northern Ireland. Therefor, nothing has changed for our customers in Northern Ireland, at least not so far. Our products such as adblue emulators, nox emulators and error code cleaners will be delivered the next working day via DHL Express service and there will be no additional charges or customs paperwork required for your goods. We do not know what will future hold, but for now, we have not had any extra charges or delays reported by our NI customers.
Nothing will change for our EU customers. Your orders will be posted from our EU base so most countries within the EU will enjoy same rapid next working day delivery and no extra charges whatsoever. Just as before, customers that are VAT registered will pay no VAT on their orders, subject to providing a valid VAT registration number.
THE REST OF THE WORLD
Nothing will change for our customers in the rest of the world. Your orders for products such as adblue emulators will be posted from our EU base so you will enjoy same fast delivery via DHL Express and no extra paperwork or other formalities due to brexit. Customers will also pay no VAT as their orders will be going for export outside the EU.
Limp mode, also known as limp home mode, is a feature in all trucks, which activates once the vehicle’s ECU detects a fault. In trucks, this happens mostly due to a fault with emissions control system. So it may be a failure of one or more SCR system components, NOx sensors, DPF or anything else within the emissions control system. Once fault is detected, ECU will give you a certain number of hours/miles/starts before limp mode kicks in. When it does, the engine’s power will be limited until the fault in question is rectified.
Limp mode can be problematic, in most cases your truck will only go at a speed of about 20 miles per hour, such drastic is the engine’s power reduction. In trucks this can be especially bad if the vehicle is loaded at the time making it practically impossible to carry on driving safely.
There is not much you can do about limp mode when it is activated. The problem has to be fixed and relative error codes cleared before your truck will return to full power. However, something can be done. We are proud to present our Emergency Limp Mode reset tool, which will always get you out of trouble with limp mode. This is very simple plug & play tool which simply plugs in to the OBD port inside the cab. The way it works is the tool will automatically scan, detect and delete any inactive error codes from the truck’s ECU once plugged in, all you have to do is turn ignition on. Deleting the error codes will result in limp mode timer re-setting and giving you a new countdown until it kicks in again. Your vehicle will return to full power and if limp mode kicks in again after some time, you just reset it again. With SMART DTC emergency limp mode reset tool you will be able to complete your journey on full power no matter how far away you are from your destination.
We have developed a wide range of Limp Mode Reset tools for most European trucks. Full range, photos and specification can be found via link below:
Remapping is a process of replacing/modifying manufacturer’s default/original settings/maps by downloading the original ECU file, modifying it and then uploading it back to the truck’s ECU. On some vehicles this can be done with OBD FLASH tools such as KESS, on others you would need to connect directly to the ECU using BENCH FLASH tool such as K-TAG.
Is remapping safe?
Remapping is safe as long as it is done by experienced and reputable company/person. Can Logic smart file service will not affect you engine’s reliability or anything else in the vehicle. Our remapping service comes with guaranteed results and full warranty.
Is remapping same as chipping/chip tuning?
Yes, remapping is also known as chipping, chip tuning and ECU tuning. All of these are processes of installing, replacing or modifying manufacturers default software/maps in vehicle’s ECU.
Can remap be detected?
In most cases, no, remap would not be detected by diagnostics. Some details/changes may be seen, but not necessarily what exactly was changed.
Can you reverse remapping / Remove remap?
Yes, remap can be reversed to original state by uploading the original file on to the truck’s ECU. Can Logic remapping software is fully reversible and your truck can be returned to default settings at any time.
HGV remapping tools, what do I need to download/upload ECU files?
There are various different tools available on the market today. As well as original tools there are also many cheaper, Chinese made versions. Most popular tools used in today’s market are K-TAG (bench flash) and KESS (obd flash) these are made by Italian company Alientech. Chinese copies obviously sell at a fraction of the cost of original tool, but for top quality performance original tools would be recommended.
So basically, you will need a ‘flash’ tool, which is able to read, write, download and upload ECU files/maps on the vehicle you are working on. You will also need relative protocols/software, which would cover the vehicles you are planning to work on.
Which trucks can you remap?
We are able to remap most Euro 5 and Euro 6 trucks as well as other heavy transport and machinery. Can Logic can remap most construction transport and plants, agricultural transport and plants, mining machines and a variety of other heavy transport/machinery. Do not hesitate to contact us with any questions in regards to your specific remapping needs.
Which remapping services do you provide?
We can offer a wide range of remapping services as well as bespoke maps tailored to your precise requirement. Our remapping services include, but are not limited to, the following:
SPEED LIMIT DELETE
Please get in touch to confirm possibilities. We will need to know some vehicle details like make, model, engine and ECU type, what tool are you using for downloading the file… Easiest way to request your truck-remapping quote is by filling out the form via link below:
Online File Modification
European emission standards for truck and other heavy-duty vehicle diesel engines are normally known as Euro I, Euro II, Euro III, Euro IV, Euro V and Euro VI. Starting with Euro 1 standard in 1992 the main aim was to reduce pollution and in turn improve air quality within the EU.
Euro I standard was introduced in 1992. Euro II standard followed in 1996. Both these standards were voluntary and were not enforced.
Euro III standard was introduced in 1999. This introduced a separate nitrogen oxide limit.
Euro IV standard was introduced in 2005.
Euro V standard was introduced in 2008
Euro VI standard started in 2013/2014
European emissions standards in trucks are the set limit of maximum values of harmful emissions that are allowed to come out of the exhaust. To fight pollution and for reasons such as health and air quality, the regulated emissions are:
- Oxides of Nitrogen
- Particulate Matter
- Carbon Monoxide
Euro 4 and Euro 5 standards have mainly concentrated on reducing particular matter and oxides of nitrogen emissions. These trucks would normally have emissions control system consisting of all or two of below components:
EGR (‘exhaust gas recirculation’ this will reduce Oxides of Nitrogen emissions by adding cooled exhaust gas to intake air)
SCR (‘selective catalytic reduction’ system, this will reduce Oxides of Nitrogen emissions by adding ammonia (adblue) to exhaust system)
NOX (‘oxides of nitrogen’ nox sensor removes oxygen and breaks down the nitrogen oxides to provide a reading, this reading is then sent to truck’s SCR system which can then adjust itself to reduce NOx levels)
Most common combination in Euro 5 trucks is SCR + two NOx sensors.
Euro 6 is obviously is the most complex emission control system to date. Some manufacturers claim it offers a range of ecological advantages such as up to 99% reduction in particulate matter, up to 97% reduction in Oxides of Nitrogen and other emission reductions.. This comes at cost, Euro 6 SCR, Nox or DPF systems are extremely expensive to repair and unfortunately not as reliable as one would hope for.. Other potential downsides would be Euro 6 trucks will consume more adblue and some fleets have reported higher diesel consumption as well. To put it simply, Euro 6 trucks have the most stringent emissions control system to date, but this most certainly come at a price of much higher maintenance cost.
Euro 6 truck emissions system normally consists of three or all 4 components below:
EGR (‘exhaust gas recirculation’ this will reduce Oxides of Nitrogen emissions by adding cooled exhaust gas to intake air)
DPF (‘diesel particulate filter’, this will filter out soot particles from engine exhaust gas, when filter is full it will increase temperature to burn soot out, this process is known as ‘re-generation’)
SCR (‘selective catalytic reduction’ system, this will reduce Oxides of Nitrogen emissions by adding ammonia (adblue) to exhaust system)
NOX (‘oxides of nitrogen’ nox sensor removes oxygen and breaks down the nitrogen oxides to provide a reading, this reading is then sent to truck’s SCR system which can then adjust itself to reduce NOx levels)
So far Euro 6 is the latest and most advanced emission standard in trucks. Nobody is yet talking about Euro 7 standard, and no manufacturer has announced any dates as of yet. It is very hard to predict when will the new Euro 7 standard arrive or what will it be like..
Although good quality adblue emulators are quite easy to install and use, there are some issues that may arise whilst installing it. Below we will discuss some of the most common issues with certain truck makes and models.
Volvo EURO 6 FH, FM, FMX
If truck has SCR related problems/error codes, before installing the emulator, most of them will go away after installation. However, there is one error code in particular which will stay. This is an error related to ‘poor AdBlue quality’ This is an active error code which will not go away. This fault must be cleared/deleted after installing the emulator using dealer level diagnostic tool such as VOLVO VOCOM. Once this error code is cleared it will not come back and the emulator will work fine. Please see photos below on how to clear this fault.
**3 photos of diagnostic. ** + 1 PHOTO OF ERROR ON DASH
DAF LF45, DAF LF55 EURO 5
DAF LF EURO 5 models will require Can Smart Cummins emulator. This can be installed to a vehicle with fully operational adblue system as well as to a vehicle with existing adblue or nox related problems/faults. Our emulator will emulate both – adblue system as well as nox sensors. If vehicle already had adblue faults prior to installing the emulator, these will disappear after installation. However, if there was an active nox fault it will stay even after installing the emulator. Don’t worry, this is nothing serious. The vehicle needs to be driven under load for a bit for this fault to clear by itself. This is due to the fact that the truck’s ECU needs run tests and register correct signals sent by the emulator. NOX tests are run at high temperature hence the vehicle must be driven to achieve such conditions. Normally, active nox fault will disappear after 20 – 50 miles of driving. You can also clear this fault with diagnostic tool, but should you not have access to such tool simply driving the vehicle will eliminate the fault.
Should you still have adblue related faults after installing the emulator, please check adblue tank level sensor and temperature sensor. These cannot be emulated and must be in working condition. The adblue emulator covers all other SCR components.
Troubleshooting DAF LF EURO 5
Can Smart Cummins adblue emulator have self-diagnosis function. With emulator fully installed, fuses taken out and ignition on, check the led lights on the emulator:
RED light = can lines connected incorrectly
Action: check instructions again to make sure you have made correct connections. If it seems right, swap can lines over and check the light again.
RED/YELLOW light = SCR system not disconnected
Action: Check instructions again and make sure correct fuses are taken out.
Blue light = emulator is fully operational.
SCANIA R730 EURO 5
Not all Scania Euro 5 adblue emulators will work with this model. We do have bespoke emulator for this vehicle, but please note it is important you quote this model when ordering your emulator. We can also offer plug & play adblue emulator for Scania R730 trucks.
MAN EURO 6 TGS, TGX, TGM, TGL
There are two adblue emulators for MAN Euro 6 trucks. The only difference between them is a slight difference in program/software. The difference is in adblue tank size. Large trucks (TGX, TGS) will have large adblue tanks whilst smaller trucks (TGM, TGL) will have a smaller tank. Emulator does need to be programmed for the correct adblue tank size. If you have ordered emulator for TGS/TGX truck it will not work on TGM/TGL trucks and vice versa. Please provide full vehicle details when ordering to ensure we supply correct emulators.
SCANIA EURO 5 P, R, G
It is important to mention that can line connections must be connected at the correct place ensuring can line speed ability to receive and send signals from/to the ECU. Unlike in most Euro 5 trucks where CAN-LINE connections can be taken from OBD port, it is not the case with Scania trucks. CAN-LINES should be connected at engine bay under the cab and extension routed back into the cab
This will ensure optimum adblue emulator performance and longevity.
Please note, CAN-LINE connections will be different for 6 and 8 cylinder engines. Please pay particular attention to this part of instructions.
VOLVO FE, VOLVO FL EURO 6
If you have installed the adblue emulator correctly, but it is not working, please check if the vehicle is fitted with retarder. Our Volvo FL, FE adblue emulators are only suitable for trucks without retarder at the moment.
To be continued….
Adblue emulators are available for most MAN trucks. Main MAN truck models are TGX, TGS, TGM and TGL. For MAN euro 4 and euro 5 models, single Can Smart MAN EURO 5 adblue emulator will suit all of them. Factors such as gearbox being automatic or manual and others will not affect the emulator performance. MAN Euro 4 / MAN Euro 5 adblue emulator will have four wires to connect (can lines plus power supply) Installing MAN Euro 5 adblue emulator is easy and quick. Estimated installation time is 40 minutes.
We have been producing MAN Euro 4/5 adblue emulators for many years now and are quite confident this is one of the best adblue disconnection devices on the market today.
We are also proud to be able to offer MAN Euro 6 adblue emulators. Euro 6 MAN trucks come in same models as Euro 5 trucks, main models being TGX, TGS, TGL & TGM. Although Euro 5 emulator would suit all models without exception, there are couple of variants with Euro 6 trucks. The difference is in adblue tank, they come in two sizes. MAN TGX and TGS are larger/long distance lorries, which would normally have a larger adblue tank. Smaller, town trucks such as TGM or TGL would have a smaller tank. It is very important that you quote the correct vehicle model when ordering your adblue emulator as these will have to programmed according to the truck’s adblue tank volume. So the emulator for MAN TGX could also be installed to MAN TGS, but it would not work 100% on trucks with small adblue tanks like TGM or TGL. Same goes for the smaller models, TGM adblue emulator can be installed to other small truck such as TGL, but not to larger trucks like TGX… This is the only difference between the two adblue emulator models we have for MAN Euro 6 trucks. Can Smart emulator will work on trucks with retarder or without and with any transmission type.
MAN EURO 6 adblue emulator will fully emulate SCR and also NOX systems. Can Smart MAN Euro 6 adblue emulator can be installed to a vehicle which already has SCR or NOX related problems. Emulator will not disconnect or emulate DPF system, which means everything will stay the same with DPF and you do not need to remove the filter or do anything with it. Re-generation will also run as normal.
As with any of our products, our MAN adblue emulators come with instructions, tech support and 2 year warranty.
None of us likes difficult and complex adblue emulator installations. Can Logic Ltd have been, and still is, working hard to develop a range of easy to install plug and play adblue emulators. Below are latest additions to our plug and play adblue emulator range.
VOLVO EURO 5
Easy plug and play emulator, which plugs in to electronic junction box under the bonnet. There would also be one wire to connect within the same junction box. Estimated installation time 15 minutes. Volvo Euro 5 plug and play adblue emulator adblue emulator would fit these Volvo models: FH, FM, FMX. This emulator would not suit smaller trucks such as Volvo FL and FE models. Adblue emulator needs to be connected at OBD port in these trucks.
Volvo Euro 5 plug and play adblue emulators are made to order.
VOLVO FH4 EURO 5
4-series Volvo trucks can be Euro 5, but their emissions control system is nothing like in older 3-series Volvo Euro 5 models. We are now able to offer plug & play adblue emulator for Volvo FH4 Euro 5 trucks, this is suitable for FH, FM and FMX models without retarder. Simple plug in installation and full SCR emulation on offer with Volvo FH4 Euro 5 plug & play adblue emulator.
These emulators are normally available of shelf for quick dispatch.
VOLVO EURO 6
Volvo Euro 6 adblue emulator is designed for FH4, FM4, FMX4 trucks. Emulator plugs in to truck’s ACM unit, which only takes minutes. By far the easiest adblue emulator to install on the market today. Full SCR emulation, plug & play installation and full warranty. At the moment, our Volvo Euro 6 plug & play adblue emulator is only suitable for trucks without retarder. For retarder fitted vehicles, our simple wired-in adblue emulator will do the job.
These emulators are normally available of shelf for quick dispatch.
SCANIA EURO 5
Scania Euro 5 adblue emulator installation is not as simple as wiring box in with four wires as can lines need to be taken from engine bay, resulting in longer installation time. However, this is no longer the case with our latest Scania Euro 5 plug and play adblue emulators. Exceptionally quick and easy installation and full SCR and NOx emulation is offered by this emulator, which is suitable for most Scania models.
Scania Euro 5 plug and play adblue emulators are made to order.
DAF LF45, DAF LF55, CF65 Euro 5
Introducing our Cummins Euro 5 plug and play adblue emulator for DAF LF45, DAF LF55 and DAF CF65 trucks. The simplest installation ever, device plugs into truck’s NOx sensor and SCR and NOx systems are disabled by taking out relative fuses. Emulator offers adblue and nox disconnection/emulation and is very easy install and use. This is one of the best adblue disconnect solutions available for Cummins powered trucks.
Cummins Euro 5 plug & play adblue emulators are made to order. More plug and play emulators will follow in the next update shortly.
We have a wide selection of adblue emulators for Mercedes-Benz trucks. For Euro 4/5 Mercedes trucks our Can Smart MB Euro 5 adblue emulator will be suitable for the following models: AXOR, ACTROS, ATEGO, VARIO, ECONIC. Installation to these trucks is not the easiest one if you want it to do it properly and have no error codes on your dash. Although most online retailers will tell you that you will only need to install the emulator box by connecting four wires, in reality there are additional tasks you will need to attend to, to have your adblue emulator performing 100%.
So to start with you will need to connect 4 wires as with most euro 5 trucks, these connections being for can lines and power supply. You will then need to route another 2-wire harness from the emulator to the engine bay underneath the cab. This needs to be done to fully emulate all SCR system sensors.
After installing adblue emulator, you will need to disable SCR and Nox systems, this is done by removing one fuse and cutting one wire. Although detailed instructions will be supplied, it is probably not the best idea for the novice adblue emulator installer to take on Mercedes Euro 5 adblue emulator installation.
At around 2013 Mercedes introduced a new 4-series trucks known as MP4.
4-series Mercedes trucks can still have Euro 5 emission standard especially if these trucks were manufactured around 2013 – 2014. Even though they are still Euro 5, SCR systems in these vehicles have nothing in common with older MP3 series euro 5 trucks. MP4 Euro 5 Mercedes trucks have SCR system which is a hybrid between euro 5 and euro 6, but way more similar to euro 6 systems than euro 5 system. Hence MP4 Euro 5 trucks will require a dedicated emulator, neither MP3 Euro 5 nor MP4 Euro 6 adblue emulator will be suitable for these trucks. It is very important not to confuse MP3 Euro 5 truck with MP4 Euro 5 truck as these have completely different adblue systems and requires different emulators. MP4 trucks are easy to visually recognise as they would have a newer cab compared to older, MP3 series trucks.
Lastly, we can offer emulators for Mercedes Euro 6 trucks. These are 4-series (MP4) trucks with Euro 6 emission standard systems. After years of development we can now offer ideal solution for the following Mercedes Euro 6 trucks: ACTROS, ATEGO, AROCS, ANTOS. What sets our emulator apart form others is that Can Smart adblue emulator will fully emulate all emission control systems including DPF. It would be recommended to remove DPF filter after installing adblue emulator as it will get full as time goes by. Alternatively, you will need to carry out forced re-generation once filter gets full.
Can Smart Mercedes adblue emulators are suitable for trucks with retarder or without.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss adblue disconnect possibilities for your Mercedes truck.
Adblue emulators are mainly used in trucks and other heavy vehicles, although we are seeing adblue emulators for light vehicles/cars and vans also emerging. The main purpose of adblue emulator is to replicate normal SCR system performance. It does that by sending signals to the vehicle’s ECU indicating that everything within the SCR/NOX systems is working fine, even though the SCR system is disconnected or removed altogether.
Adblue emulator will require power supply and also connection to CAN lines. Installation on Euro 6 trucks may be a little more complicated. The emulator is normally connected to after ignition power supply so that it becomes operational once ignition is turned on, and goes off once ignition is turned off. Adblue emulator will send signals via CAN lines to the truck’s ECU (engine control unit) imitating normal SRC system performance this way fooling the ECU in to thinking everything within the SCR/NOX systems is working as should be. ECU no longer detects any defects/faults within the SCR system as it is no longer receiving such data from the SCR system, instead the signals come from the emulator. You will also need to disconnect SCR system after installing adblue emulator, this is normally done by removing fuses or cutting power supply. SCR system will no longer be operational and no DEF/adblue will be used.
With good quality adblue emulator, after installation there should be no warning lights on your dashboard, adblue level gauge should be operational and everything should look and feel as normal, as if nothing happened..
SCR system can be restored back to working order by simply removing/disconnecting the emulator and restoring the power supply to the SCR system. Normally, there will be no damage to any SCR system components after restoring it to normal performance after the adblue emulator was used, but there are some exceptions. Without the adblue fluid circulating through the SCR system, some of its components may fail after some time. For example, on some trucks adblue pump is also cooled with adblue liquid, hence when the SCR system is disconnected / not working and no adblue liquid is flowing through, it may cause for the tump to fail/cease. In trucks where such risk exists a proper adblue emulator installation would be to remove the pump and block off any openings this creates. We are well familiar with such risks and issues that may arise in the future so please get in touch and we will advice you what is needed to successfully install/use adblue emulators in your trucks.
Euro 5 trucks would normally be equipped with SCR (adblue) system as well as one or two nox sensors, depending on vehicle make and model. Can Smart adblue emulators do emulate SCR system in full as well as nox sensor(s). This means they will solve any SCR or NOx related problem. Another great thing about our adblue emulators is that you can install them even if your truck is already showing SCR or NOx related error codes and, furthermore, you can even install it to a truck, which is in limp mode/limp home mode. There will be no need for diagnostic tools to clear the faults; our Euro 5 adblue emulator will make error codes, warning lights and limp mode disappear after installation!
Euro 6 trucks would have more complicated emission systems. These would normally consist of SCR system, DPF and two nox sensors. Unlike with Euro 5 adblue emulators, there are no universal emulators available for Euro 6 trucks. These vehicles will require a dedicated emulator and will also incur a little more complicated installation. Normally, to install adblue emulator to Euro 6 truck you will need to connect anywhere between 4 and 12 wires, depending on vehicle make and model. Most Can Smart adblue emulators for Euro 6 trucks will emulate all emission systems, (SCR, DPF, NOX) but that depends on vehicle make and model. Some will emulate everything, others may only emulate SCR system, etc.. Please make sure to ask these questions when purchasing adblue emulator to make sure you are getting precisely what you need.
Can Smart adblue emulator range for EURO 6 trucks:
DAF EURO 6 XF, CF
VOLVO EURO 6 FH, FM, FMX, FE, FL
RENAULT EURO 6 D, T, C, K
MAN EURO 6 TGS, TGX, TGM, TGL
MERCEDES EURO 6 ACTROS, ATEGO, AXOR, AROCS, ECONIC, VARIO
IVECO EURO 6 STRALIS, EUROCARGO, TRAKKER
SCANIA EURO 6 P, R, G
ISUZU EURO 6
We may also be able to offer solutions for other heavy goods transport such as agricultural or construction vehicles. Please get in touch to confirm possibilities.
Volvo trucks are well known for their SCR, NOX and DPF systems being very unreliable. Another grim fact is that Volvo adblue system problems are very expensive to fix. Naturally, many Volvo truck/fleet owners would rather have these systems ‘put to sleep’ instead of constantly spending vast amounts of money to repair these Volvo SCR or DPF systems. Although, adblue emulators are illegal in the UK and within the EU, there are plenty countries out there that do not enforce/support European Emission Standards and where using adblue emulator is perfectly legal.
Lets discuss Volvo Euro 5 trucks first. Most common Volvo Euro 5 truck models are: FH, FM, FMX, FE, FL. All of these models have the same SCR system hence the same Volvo Euro 5 adblue emulator will be suitable for all of them. These trucks would also have two nox sensors in addition to SCR system. Can Smart emulators will disconnect and fully emulate both. adblue system as well as nox sensors. Cheaper Chinese or Turkish versions will normally disconnect only limited components within the Volvo SCR or Nox system. To install the emulator in Volvo Euro 5 trucks you will need to connect four wires, installation should not take more than 20-30 minutes. After installing Can Smart emulator your adblue level gauge and all other parameters will be indicating normal SCR and Nox system performance. Even if the vehicle already had adblue or nox errors/faults prior to installing the emulator, these will disappear. If your vehicle was in limp mode it will be back to full power after installing Can Smart adblue emulator.
Plug & play Volvo euro 5 adblue emulators are also available on request. Such emulator would plug into SCR socket located within the junction box under the bonnet. You would also need to connect single wire (negative) This would save you about 10 – 15 minutes on installation, but apart from that it offers the same benefits as the emulator which has to be hardwired in.
It may also be possible to disconnect adblue and nox on Volvo euro 5 trucks by re-mapping the ecu file. This would involve changing factory settings (maps) within the ECU file. A file needs to be downloaded and emailed to us. Once we have modified it, we will send it back for uploading.
Next we have Series 4, Euro 5 Volvo trucks. These trucks are normally known as FH4, FM4… It is important to understand that these trucks are different to Series 3 Euro 5 models. Volvo 4-series Euro 5 trucks will require a special, dedicated adblue emulator as normal Euro 5 emulator will not be suitable. 4-series trucks have a different emission control system to that of an older, 3-series Volvo trucks. Can Smart adblue emulators for Volvo FH4 Euro 5 trucks are one of the best out there and suitable for trucks with retarder or without. We can also offer plug&play adblue emulator for Volvo FH4 Euro 5 trucks.
Volvo FH4 Euro 5 adblue emulator is the only option available at present to disconnect adblue system. ECU file re-mapping is not possible on these models.
Volvo Euro 6 trucks have completely different, and way more advanced emission control systems. There are no universal emulator which would fit all models. There are two types of SCR systems in Volvo Euro 6 trucks, one in large lorries such as FH, FM and another, slightly different system in small, town trucks such as FE, FL. We can offer adblue emulators all of these models. For Volvo FH, FM, FMX trucks we can offer a choice of adblue emulators, Can Smart Volvo Euro 6 adblue emulator (this has to be wired in) or Can Smart Plug & Play adblue emulator. Apart from the installation, the only other difference is that plug & play adblue emulator is only suitable for trucks without retarder. Normal Volvo Euro 6 adblue emulator is suitable for trucks with retarder or without.
Volvo Euro 6 adblue emulator is the only option available at present to disconnect adblue system. ECU file re-mapping is not possible on these trucks.
Adblue emulator installation depends on factors such as vehicle make, model euro emission standard and emulator make. Most commonly, there will be 4 wires to connect, these would be positive, negative, can hi and can lo lines. Normally, the same emulator would be suitable for euro 4 and euro 5 standard trucks, euro 6 trucks would need a different emulator as euro 6 standard emission systems are way more complicated. Adblue emulator installation to euro 4 and euro 5 trucks is normally quite simple and straightforward. Installation of Can Smart emulator for trucks like DAF, MAN, VOLVO, RENAULT, IVECO is very easy and you will not need to do anything else, simply connect the emulator and you are done. Emulators for these vehicles will have four wires to connect and you will also need to disable adblue and nox system after installation, this way letting the emulator to take over. SCR system disconnection can be done by removing fuses or by cutting power supply to the SCR system. For Mercedes trucks the installation will be a little more complicated and apart from the emulator there will be extra wire harness and adapters to be installed. Can Smart emulator for Mercedes trucks will come as a full kit for the easiest installation possible. Scania adblue emulator will also require extra harness as the can line connection needs to be taken from under the cab and wire harness routed to the front of the cab. Again, our Scania euro 5 adblue emulator will come as a full kit, or you can make your own wire extension.
We believe we can offer an exceptional solution for customers, especially for trade customers, looking for top quality euro 4 and euro 5 adblue emulators. Our Can Smart Universal emulator will automatically recognise the vehicle once installed and run the correct software. You do not need to program it or do anything else, simply install the emulator to any euro 4 or euro 5 truck and the emulator will do the rest. It will even take care of any SCR or Nox related error codes so even if your vehicle already has problems with these systems or even if your vehicle is in limp mode, you can still fit Can Smart Universal emulator and all these problems will go away like magic.. (please note, in some cases you will need to drive the vehicle for a bit after installing the emulator for the error lights to go away) Our universal adblue emulator is suitable for the following euro 4 and euro 5 standard trucks:
DAF, VOLVO, RENAULT, IVECO, MAN, SCANIA
Euro 6 standard trucks will have completely different adblue emulators and different installation. Special attention should be paid to Volvo, Renault, DAF and Scania Euro 6 trucks. Volvo and Renault trucks (normally made between 2013 and 2015) can be Euro 5 + standard, which is not really euro 5 nor euro 6 – it is a hybrid in between these. These vehicles will require a dedicated emulator, neither euro 5 or euro 6 adblue emulator will do on these. As for Scania, euro 6 trucks there are two possible adblue emulator variations. One is for so cold ‘old generation’ systems; these are normally in trucks made between 2013 – 2017, and the new generation, 2017 – 2020. The emulator will be the same however the software is slightly different; hence the correct program has to be uploaded for successful installation. Same goes for DAF trucks, there are two software variants. One will suit DAF trucks with EAS3 ECU (2013 – 2017) and the second for trucks with EAS4 ECU (2017 – 2020) These details are very important as incorrect software will result in emulator not working as it should.
Whichever truck you need the emulator for you can rest assured buying it from us will ensure your adblue emulator installation will be successful. Not only will you receive top of the range adblue emulator, but also detailed instructions, access to our dedicated online tech support and 2 year warranty with every product.
DAF LF EURO 4/5 adblue emulators are completely different from other daf emulators. This is due to the fact that DAF LF has a different engine and different SCR and Nox systems. Whereas simple DAF EURO 5 adblue emulator is suitable for all main models such as DAF XF105, DAF CF85, DAF CF75… DAF LF 45 and DAF LF 55 models require a dedicated adblue emulator, which is suitable for CUMMINS engines. Please note, DAF CF65 can be equipped with any of the two engines used by DAF – PACCAR or CUMMINS. Please pay attention to engine model when ordering emulator for DAF CF65 truck.
We have been supplying cummins emulators for many years now and are confident that our CAN SMART CUMMINS emulator is one of the best on the market today. Our CUMMINS range includes three products at the moment: adblue+nox emulator, adblue+nox plug & play emulator and lastly nox emulator. These emulators are suitable for DAF LF EURO 4 and EURO 5 Trucks. First, lets review our adblue+nox emulator which has 4 wires to be connected. As with all our products, daf lf emulator comes with full photographic instructions and tech support should you need it. You should estimate emulator installation time to be around 30 minutes. It offers full SCR and nox disconnection and can even be fitted to LF truck which already has problems relating to these systems. You should not expect to be able to do this withc cheap Chinese or Turkish emulators.
If there were SCR related faults prior to installing he emulator, normally these errors will go away without the need to erase them with diagnostic tool. However, if the vehicle had active Nox fault, which was there for some time, it will stay there after installing the emulator. If Nox fault stays, the vehicle must be driven under load (with emulator fully installed) It normally takes 20 – 50 miles of driving under load after installing the emulator for active Nox faults to go away. For active Nox fault to be cleared, ECU need to run test and register the correct signals sent by the emulator so that it thinks the fault was repaired. Such test are only run once exhaust system reaches required temperature, hence the vehicle needs to be driven under load for its exhaust to reach such temperature.
Active Nox faults can also be cleared instantly with dealer level diagnostic tool. If you do not have the access to such tools, the only other way is to drive the vehicle under load as explained above.
Can Smart emulator will emulator the following components:
Adblue pressure sensor
Adblue pump heater
Please note, Can Smart emulator does not emulate Adblue tank level sensor. It must be in working condition for the emulator to perform 100% Your adblue level will stay the same as before installing the emulator, whatever you have in the tank – that is what the gauge will be showing.
Adblue temperature sensor must also be in working condition, as data from this sensor is sent directly to the vehicle’s ECU and therefore it is impossible to emulate via the adblue emulator.
We can also offer a much easier emulator to install – our plug and play cummins emulator. This emulator simply plugs in to nox sensor place and you are done. Installation time 5-10 minutes and you get the same benefits as with our wired emulator.
Lastly we have our cummins nox emulator. This comes as a PCB (printed circuit board) You would need to remove nox sensor from the vehicle, open it and switch pcb’s over. Then you would need to re-seal the nox box and place nox sensor back in its place. This emulator will only emulate nox system, your adblue system will stay as it , continue to use adblue liquid etc..
We are in the last stages of developing adblue emulator for DAF LF EURO 6 trucks and will post an update as soon as it is ready for retail.
Should you have any questions in regards to DAF LF or other trucks, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Apart from Chinese adblue emulators ( so called 9 in 1 emulator, 8 in 1 emulator or 7 in 1 emulator…) which states that these will work on almost any vehicle (J) there are not many universal adblue emulators out there. Due to demand, we have now developed, tested and finally produced universal adblue + nox emulators for Euro 5 standard trucks. Just as any can smart adblue emulator in our range, these are top of the range emulators offering full adblue and nox system disconnection. The only difference is that it carries all programs for all truck makes and automatically recognises the system (and switches to required mode dependant on vehicle make/model) within 1,5 seconds of turning ignition on! Can Smart Universal adblue emulator can be removed in the future and re-installed to any other vehicle. It is suitable for the following vehicle makes and models:
DAF EURO 5 (CF75, CF85, XF105)
VOLVO 3-SERIES EURO 5 (FH, FM, FMX, FE, FL)
RENAULT 3-SERIES EURO 5 (MIDLUM, MAGNUM, PREMIUM)
IVECO EURO 5 (EUROCARGO, STRALIS, TRAKKER)
MAN EURO 5 (TGS, TGL, TGM, TGX)
SCANIA EURO 5 (P, R, S, G) (Please note, in Scania’s can connections are taken from the engine bay therefore you will need to extend wires from the emulator or buy Scania extra wire harness from www.canemu.com )
Universal Euro 5 adblue emulators are available to our trade and retail customers at affordable price. Please get in touch should you have any questions, or if you are interested in placing your order.
On Euro 6 standard trucks SCR, NOX, DPF systems are very complicated and it is practically impossible to produce single emulator suitable for all of the makes. There are some exceptions, for example most Volvo, Renault and UD trucks run the same SCR system, which means one emulator would be suitable for all of these trucks. But there are also many points to take into consideration, such as is the vehicle equipped with retarder (trucks with retarder will need slightly different software to those without retarder) Another thing to consider is that smaller models (town trucks) such as Volvo FL/FE or Renault D, would also have a different program to their big brothers, (Volvo FH/FM or Renault T) Proper Euro 6 emulators, such as our Can Smart range, are developed precisely for that particular vehicle and there will be no warning lights on your dashboard.
Every little thing is considered with our emulators, for example smaller ‘town trucks’ would have smaller adblue tank to the one in big/long distance trucks hence the emulator has to be programmed accordingly to ensure no error faults coming up…
So even though all of these vehicles have the same SCR system, there are numerous variations to take into account when purchasing suitable adblue emulator for Euro 6 vehicles. Please make sure to do your research and be sure the emulator you are buying is suitable specifically for your vehicle before paying for it, especially if we are talking about Euro 6 standard vehicles. Be sure to quote as much tech info as possible about the vehicle as this is very important. Retailers who will reply there is no difference one emulator would suit all Volvo trucks (or any other make) are lying to you, this is simply not possible.
In a word, NO. Adblue emulators are strictly illegal to use on the roads of the UK or any other country within the European Union. Although it is not against the law to produce, sell, buy or keep in possession, adblue emulators are not legal to use in any vehicle. Adblue emulators are irreplaceable gadget for trucks being used or going for export to where no adblue is not available and no euro emissions standards apply. Also, Adblue can freeze up in especially cold climates, adblue emulator can stop the vehicle’s performance being impacted. Again, adblue emulators can only be used in countries where no European Emission standards are in force.
Operators/drivers should think carefully about installing adbblue emulators in their vehicles, which are used on UK roads. This may have serious consequences.
In 2017, the DVSA announced that it will start checks for emissions cheating devices or modifications as part of roadside enforcement stops. It is a criminal offence to use a vehicle, which has been modified so that it does not meet its intended design emissions standard. The DVSA can issue roadworthiness prohibitions with a 10-day requirement for any non-compliant vehicle to be returned to its original emissions condition, a failure to do so runs the risk of attracting fines, which can be issued for both operator and driver.
So in summary, adblue emulators are illegal to use in any vehicle, which is being used on UK roads. By using adblue emulator, your vehicle will potentially be emitting up to 2,5 times more harmful emissions over the official level. Use of adblue emulators threatens to undercut responsible and compliant operators and also damages the environment and public health.
There were numerous warnings from senior Traffic commissioners published during 2018 and 2019. They welcomed the steps being taken by the enforcement agency to identify vehicles which emissions cheating devices. Vehicle check for adblue emulator presence is now a part of routine vehicle inspection process at roadside.
AdBlue liquid is a mixture of urea and deionised water which is injected into a vehicle’s selective catalytic reduction system to reduce harmful nitrogen oxide (NOx) levels, converting exhaust emissions into a far less harmful mix of nitrogen and water vapour.
Adblue offers environmental advantages to running vehicles to cleaner emissions standards. There are also commercial advantages such as cheaper vehicle excise duty, increased fuel efficiency (claimed by the manufacturers) and avoiding the London LEZ charge.
Leaving the above advantages aside for the moment, there is also a downside to this. Obviously, adblue cost money, which the operators are paying on top of their fuel cost. This is however by far not the worst of it, the worst is adblue systems are extremely unreliable and stupidly expensive to repair. If we take Euro 6 standard trucks for example, should any of the major adblue system components fail, you are probably looking at 3K – 15K bill to get that sorted. Looking at such facts, it is clear that the downside of adblue system outweighs the benefits of it by some distance, hence, over time, suppliers to the commercial vehicle industry appear to have found their own ways to disable the adblue system.
There are a few options available at present to disconnect the adblue systems. Adblue emulators are one of the most popular option. The main component of Adblue emulator is circuit board (PCB), which is normally encased within a plastic or metal box, or simply wrapped, or heat-sealed in conduit. PCB is preloaded with SCR software for required vehicle model. Emulator would normally be connected to earth/negative, power/positive and also to vehicle’s CAN lines. After installing the emulator, power to SCR system would be disconnected by removing a fuse or cutting through wires. Now, once the vehicle is started the emulator would kick in sending signals to the ECU via can lines imitating/emulating fully functional SCR system performance. Therefor, the ECU would ‘’think’’ scr system is working as it should and would not bring any error codes or limp mode even though the the SCR system is disconnected. Adblue liquid will no longer be consumed once adblue emulator is installed. Due to this, if running the vehicle on the emulator for some time, you may expect to find some problems with the SCR system, should you choose to remove the emulator in the future. For example, It is common for components such as adblue injector to fail after not being used for long periods of time. Emulators are also available for specifically nox sensors and dpf, and there are also emulators, which would disconnect the lot.
Although most demand comes for adblue emulators for trucks and other heavy transport, there seem to be a lot of interest from light vehicles/cars/vans as well. There are also various adblue emulators available for construction, agricultural and other industry special heavy transport.
Another option to disconnect adblue is by downloading the ECU file, modifying it and uploading back on to the vehicle’s ECU. There is no need to do anything mechanically to the vehicle or disconnect anything, basically everything stays the same, just the file is modified. A wide variety of file modification services are available, such as:
Power map, Adblue delete, DPF delete, EGR delete, NOX delete and many others…
Fleet reliability has always depended on a multitude of factors, but many would agree that the most important aspect of a reliable fleet would be having quality servicing. Repairs covered under warranty which are done by official brand representatives are usually trusted by fleet owners.
Yet, poor management and low control standards in some countries make it hard to trust even official representatives with repair jobs: unknown use of aftermarket or fake parts and unfair practices run rampant in the truck industry in poor parts of Europe and neighbouring nations. Warranty or not, it is difficult to avoid issues such as time constraints, servicing costs and additional parts.
One of the main dangers of servicing abroad is part fraud: cheap, fake parts can be used without your knowledge to do repairs on your vehicle, sometimes even without the knowledge of the mechanic himself. They can be very hard to distinguish from the originals and usually do not set off any red alarms until already installed, usually needing additional repairs after a short amount of time. It is always a good idea to ask directly about the parts used in the repair and refuse it if they are do not want to provide you with exact details, including the brand, country of origin, part/serial numbers and an inspection of the part.
To further ensure proper service, make sure to receive a log with all of the steps taken by the mechanic to install your new part. Something like a NOx sensor change shouldn’t take over an hour to do, nor should an SCR catalyst replacement take less than a few hours to look into. You might also consider looking at the price of repair as a good indicator, as a significantly cheaper price compared to competition might mean that lower quality parts or improper procedures are being taken to do repairs on the vehicle.
But regardless if repairs are successful, there is still a massive potential time loss which can be quite a setback both for contracted jobs and the driver. Can Logic Ltd. offers the DTC Cleaner to delay issues until the opportunity to repair the vehicle at a trusted fleet service. The driver would be able to use the device at any point in time to clear faults from the dashboard and continue driving to his destination, finish the job at hand and then tend to repairs.
Features of the DTC Cleaner:
- Clears faults from the dashboard within 20 seconds
- Easy plug and play functionality via OBD connector
- Acts just like a diagnostics system
- No additional knowledge or equipment needed
- Able to reset LIMP mode timers
- 2 year limited warranty
- Fully legal
AdBlue emulators have been used throughout the United Kingdom as a means to save money – fleet owners avoid costly repairs and spending lots of money on AdBlue fluid with a simple installation of different types of AdBlue emulators or cheat devices.
Yet, with road inspections becoming an often seen trend in the United Kingdom, people are starting to move away from the devices in favour of using the system as originally intended due to the legal repercussions. AdBlue emulators are strictly illegal to use within the United Kingdom, with the penalties for using AdBlue emulators ranging from warnings and mandatory servicing to a hefty fine.
As it stands, Can Logic Ltd. are against AdBlue emulator installation for anyone that operates a fleet in the United Kingdom as the SCR system prevents toxic chemicals from escaping into the surroundings which can otherwise be very harmful to our environment.
Despite this, AdBlue emulators can be used in perfectly legal professional settings which require high quality emulation of an SCR system:
- Trucks that operate outside of Europe can use AdBlue emulators if urea is rarely found around truck stops and fuel stations. At any point if you enter a non-EU country that does not have harsh emission laws you can activate an AdBlue emulator to save urea for the journey back. If the vehicle will be out of urea and there are no ways of filling up the AdBlue tank the vehicle will go into LIMP mode until you manage to refill the tank.
- Export vehicles are also one of the main users of AdBlue emulators due to its ease of management compared to software rewrites. At any point you will be able to restore the vehicle to its normal state, turning on the SCR system if you enter countries with specific emission laws. Alternitavely, you could remove the SCR system completely to sell for parts and permanently install an AdBlue emulator, making a small profit from the “conversion”.
- Euro standard emission conversion is also one of the ways to use AdBlue emulators. Businesses that provide conversions from Euro 5 to Euro 6 vehicles can benefit from a high quality AdBlue emulator due to its simplicity. You simply install a device that can imitate the AdBlue system of the vehicle accurately and then install the upgraded system in its place, removing the need of another software conversion and making the changes revertible.
However, not every emulator can be used for these purposes, as most cheaper emulators (like the infamous Chinese emulators) do not fully emulate the SCR system. Cheaper low quality emulators emulate an SCR system which is not activated due to a low catalyst temperature, which prevents the vehicle from activating the SCR system and makes the vehicle spend more fuel to “heat up” the catalyst. This can lead to complications in the future, including permanent damage to the catalyst (which is the most expensive and important part of the SCR system).
We at Can Logic Ltd. offer emulators which will fully imitate the SCR system in a reliable fashion including the SCR control unit, injector, AdBlue pump, AdBlue level sensor, the AdBlue tank itself (with the heating system) and the NOx sensor all while maintaining dynamic values. Furthermore, with additional limited warranty and tech support you will not only receive a reliable AdBlue emulator, but you will also have the guarantee that it will stay fully functional throughout its use.
Fitting AdBlue emulators has been a way of reducing fleet operation costs for many years now: they remove the need to buy urea and ensure that no AdBlue faults will interrupt your journey, be it present or potential ones. Within the years fleet companies in specific European countries find it almost mandatory to fit AdBlue emulators due to the high repair costs associated with SCR systems which often exceed thousands of euros.
Despite the potential risks that AdBlue emulators bring to a company it would often be more profitable to operate a fleet with AdBlue emulators installed and accept the fines rather than fixing the SCR system. Typically manufacturers set a 2 year warranty if genuine parts are used and installed by genuine manufacturers, but considering the costs of repair smaller businesses are almost forced to use them or face significant losses.
However, recent regulation changes (the UK being the best example) have made companies remove AdBlue emulators in fear of very high fine costs, further vehicle inspection and potential license revocations. The stigma surrounding AdBlue emulators has risen to such levels that some compare it to putting magnets onto tachographs – fleet owners are now seeking better alternatives to keep their fleet on the road for longer before the rapid control checks spread towards neighboring countries.
To prevent the potential risks of AdBlue emulators, CanLogic offers the DTC Cleaner as a solution that allows you to temporarily use your vehicle in the case of SCR system faults.
The DTC Cleaner is a device that clears all faults from the dashboard of the vehicle, connecting to the control units of the vehicle and clearing their fault memory. While not a fix, it is a temporary solution that can delay repairs of the SCR system since it can be used as many times as needed before ultimately deciding for SCR system repairs.
Best of all? It acts exactly like a “Clear all” button on a diagnostics system, which means it is fully legal and there are no risks associated with it.
Main features of the DTC Cleaner:
- Clear inactive faults from the dashboard instantly
- Reset the LIMP mode timer
- Easy plug-and-play functionality
- No need for special equipment
- Incredible value for money
Click here to browse our DTC Cleaner catalogue or enquire directly for a personal offer!
In the end, if someone were to buy 10 or 20 units they could potentially suffer from the lack of support from the manufacturer and no other option but to accept the issues/loss of money. This is most often the case with Chinese-made emulators, which can cost very little but can actually reduce fuel efficiency and also damage the vehicle’s SCR system in the process due to poor software copied from another version of the emulator.
CanLogic Ltd. has developed an emulator for Euro 4 and Euro 5 vehicles that is not only reliable but is also easy of use, packed with features and uses high quality automotive-standard components. Not only are they assembled in the EU but they are also thoroughly inspected and tested before being sent, having close to no risk of faulty units as a result.
AdBlue emulator packages are bundled with a touch-screen programmer with which you can program the units for different makes. This makes it an ideal solution for small businesses or private mechanics, no matter for what purpose: client instalation, SCR system removal for vehicle export, reselling etc. By buying packs you also benefit from significantly reduced prices.
CanLogic offers AdBlue emulator packages that can be programmed with a variety of Euro 5 vehicles:
- Euro 4 and Euro 5
- VOLVO (FH, FM, FL, FMX)
- SCANIA (R, P, G)*
- DAF (CF 75/85, XF 105)
- RENAULT (Magnum, Midlum, Premium, Karrex)
- IVECO (Stralis, Eurocargo, Trakker)
- MAN (TGX, TGL, TGM, TGS)
- MERCEDES (Atego, Axor, Actros, Vario)*
- VOLVO (FH4; with retarder)
- VOLVO (FH4; without retarder)
- NEW HOLLAND (Agriculture, Euro 5)
* – Mercedes and Scania trucks require additional wiring
Programming the emulators is incredibly easy and only takes a few steps:
- Unscrew the emulator casing
- Plug in the touch-screen programmer into the dedicated port
- Connect the AdBlue emulator to a positive and negative on the vehicle (or equivalent power source)
- Choose your vehicle, AdBlue level and emulation mode and clear emission fault if needed
- Unplug the programmer and install the AdBlue emulator
Within only a few moments you will have a unit that will perfectly emulate the SCR system, bringing you benefits such as:
- Excellent build quality
- Uncompared reliability
- 2 years of limited warranty
- 14-day refund period
- Emission fault clearing technology
An SCR system is used to reduce the amount of exhaust emissions from vehicles. It breaks down the various chemicals within the exhaust fumes into mostly water and nitrogen, which are much better suited for the environment. To operate properly, the SCR system needs to be supplied with AdBlue, which is a simple, non-toxic solution made with about 32.5% synthetic urea and 67.5% deionised water.
How does it work?
The process is simple to understand and does not require extensive knowledge to have a basic understanding.
The main components of the SCR system are the catalytic converter and the injection pump/doser.
- The vehicle outputs noxious emissions, including NOx.
- The emissions are filtered at the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) to remove a large amount of soot.
- When reached a certain point, the gases are then sprayed by the pump/doser with AdBlue, which separates NOx into ammonia (NH3) and carbon oxide (CO2).
- The resulting mix then goes into the catalytic converter, which helps to create a chemical reaction, where the emissions are separated into nitrogen (N2) and water (H2O).
Components like the SCR control unit, NOx sensor, AdBlue pressure sensor and temperature sensor are there to control and monitor the system, ensuring that every component is operational.
- The SCR system does not work until the fluid temperature is at least at 220C, power consumption is 20% and the RPM is at at least 1000.
- NOx sensors constantly monitor the amount of noxious emissions from the vehicle to identify if the SCR system is doing its job.
- The SCR control unit is the brain behind the whole system. It monitors all of the sensors to calculate the AdBlue injections amount and type. It also controls the heating unit that brings the gases to an acceptable temperature for the chemical process to take place.
- The AdBlue pressure sensor makes sure to record the pressure of the AdBlue fluid, which will affect the injection.
- The temperature sensor monitors the temperature of the AdBlue and emission gasses, bringing it up if it is not warm enough. If the temperature is off, the fluid will be heated beforehand.
There are differences in the SCR systems between the last 3 Euro-standards:
- Euro 4: no NOx sensors
- Euro 5: typically 1 NOx sensor after catalyst (DAF trucks being an exception, with two)
- Euro 6: DPF, 2 NOx sensors (before and after catalyst
How is the SCR system emulated?
Our CanSmart emulators send specific signals that indicate that the SCR system is fully functioning. This includes the following components:
- SCR control unit
- AdBlue pump/doser
- AdBlue level sensor
- AdBlue tank with heating system
- NOx sensor
The values are well balanced and imitate the SCR system very well, making it an ideal choice when the SCR system is not working or is not needed.
Cheaper emulators have workarounds or sloppy implementation which means that the SCR system will be emulated improperly. For example, some emulators rather than emulating a working SCR system will only emulate the temperature sensors around it.
This makes it easier to emulate the AdBlue system since you do not need to have dynamic values on the various components, but it can be harmful to your vehicle if the temperature values are not adjusted properly. The reason for that is the heating system tries to heat the AdBlue tank whenever the temperature of the exhaust is too low, which might lead to significant damage to the tank and also uses extra fuel to heat it up. This method of emulation is especially prevalent in Euro 5 AdBlue emulators (cheap copies and chineese units).
If you would like to purchase a safe to use, fully working AdBlue emulator then you can always go to our AdBlue emulator page or contact us directly.
Vehicles with Cummins engines are notorious for having SCR systems which are expensive to fix. Cummins parts are not only rare in the EU, but they are also as unreliable as any other SCR systems, making the repair bill even larger than usual.
Thankfully, CanLogic offers a solution for the issue.
The CanSmart Cummins AdBlue emulator works with most European Cummins-based trucks and can fully imitate both the SCR and NOx systems up to the last bit of detail. Not only is the emulator much cheaper than a full on SCR system repair but it also is faster and easier to do. In the end you also do not need to worry about any other component being faulty as well, improving the overall reliability by a huge amount.
Recently, we had a person contact us, explaining that he bought a Euro 4 DAF LF45 which had cost him a lot of time and money. He spent over £6000 SCR repairs alone and wasted a lot of time going from replacing one part to another. He needed something to solve his issues and he had never found a solution for DAF LF trucks anywhere else.
The DAF LF emulator was not only the perfect solution for him, but also he was pleased to hear that it is incredibly easy to install: only 4 wires to connect (CAN High, CAN Low, positive and ground) and a small plug to put onto the temperature sensor. Additionally, you also get 2 years of warranty with the product, which makes it all the more worthwhile.
For more info, visit the AdBlue Emulator page or contact us directly.
- DAF LF, CF 65
- FOTON AUMAN
- KAMAZ, MAZ, PAZ, KAVZ, GAZ (Cummins only)
- AUTOSAN (Cummins only)
- SOLARIS URBINO 10
What is a NOx sensor?
A NOx (nitrogen oxide) sensor is a device that is used to analyse the emissions of a vehicle and determine the amount of nitrogen oxides being produced. It is typically placed before or after the catalyst in the SCR system to calculate if the emissions are at an appropriate level.
Euro 5 trucks usually have 1 NOx sensor. In some cases (such as DAF trucks or in all Euro 6 trucks, such as Volvo, Mercedes, Scania, IVECO, Renault, MAN) there would be 2 NOx sensors (one additional sensor before the SCR system) which would determine the amount of AdBlue needed to inject to have near-perfect NOx conversion.
What happens when the NOx sensor fails?
If a NOx sensor fails, the vehicle can have multiple faults on the dashboard which will cap the power of your truck (Limp mode). As NOx sensors are directly linked to the SCR system, there will also be emission and general SCR system faults, which only add onto the list of issues.
How to fix/prevent NOx faults?
Thankfully, fixing a NOx sensor is not that difficult, but can be expensive depending on the solution:
- Replacing the NOx sensor
- Around 500-1200 EUR will get you a new NOx sensor to replace the faulty one on your vehicle. While it is an ideal solution, you still run a risk of it happening in the future, meaning that there will be more money spent on repairs.
- Purchasing a refurbished NOx sensor
- Refurbished NOx sensors are very commonly found in garages, services and part shops. They are cheaper than new NOx sensors (around 1.5 times cheaper) and can serve just as well as a new one, though these typically do not have warranty included and they might not serve as long as new sensors. In the end they do not solve the main issue of reliability as well.
- Installing a NOx emulator
- NOx emulators are electronical devices which imitate a fully working NOx sensor. Usage and installation is quite simple – connect a few wires to the vehicle and you will have full imitation of the NOx sensor within your vehicle. Best thing? They are many times cheaper than NOx sensors and they can also be used with a faulty catalyst saving you a large amount of money otherwise spent on repairs.Our CanSmart NOx emulators are offered with 2 years of warranty and a 30-day refund guarantee, so you will not have to worry about the NOx sensor anymore. Visit our NOx emulator page for more info.
- 2-in-1 NOx for DAF
- A unique solution from CanLogic – DAF Euro 5 vehicles can be fitted with a single modified NOx that is going to work as two, reducing the risk of a faulty system by a significant amount.
These are not all the solutions, but you can already see that the main concern for these solutions would be budget and reliability.
We can always advise on the best solution for you – contact us to have a conversation with our friendly support staff.
Truck drivers are typically strictly regulated on their working time, as the job requires to be well-rested to adequately operate a heavy vehicle on the road. While the law is to be strictly followed, there are moments where the given time per day is simply not enough to finish a job, especially when you are facing potential traffic jams, daily transportation duties or try to find an appropriate parking spot for your vehicle.
Fortunately, there is a solution on the market which can help you gain up to 45 minutes of working time per day – the Tacho Timer.
The Tacho Timer is a device which shows you whenever you can move without time being registered onto the tachograph. It is immensely useful for lorry owners which feel that they (or their drivers) need extra time during their working day.
Digital tachographs count your working time by rounding the nearest 30 seconds (so if you drive 29 seconds within a minute, then it will not count, but if you drive 30 or more seconds, then it will count as a minute). The Tacho Timer will show you exactly when you will be able to drive safely on breaks, but it will take the sum of 2 minutes together (drive 58 seconds, wait 62).
The device does not modify or interfere with the tachograph and is completely legal to use.
There are a few situations in which it can help you gain extra time:
- Unloading can take a bit of time since a queue might be present at the entrance, not to mention setting up the cargo for unloading. With the Tacho Timer you can save a fair amount of time on finding the right way to park as well as moving through queues bit by bit.
- Traffic is never predictable on the journey, but you can shave off a lot of time while on a break – slow occasional movement is exactly what the Tacho Timer works best in.
- Parking with cargo is often times difficult to do right away, which gives you a fair bit of opportunity to use the Tacho Timer while doing so.
- Customs would also have queues to go through, you can shave off a few minutes just by turning on the Tacho Timer for a few moments.
On average, this can save you around 20-30 minutes per full working day, plus there is no need to tamper with the tachograph or use any other illegal practices.
Interested? Contact us to discuss the Tacho Timer in detail for your fleet.
Whenever you drive a truck with an SCR system, you risk to spend upwards to £4000 on SCR system repair as well as letting your clients or partners down.
And it is not a secret how the SCR system works and why it fails: multiple sensors pick up the emission levels at different stages of breaking down the noxious gases, making sure that each step meets the set requirements of the EU emission standards.
If any of these sensors fail or pick up even a small irregularity within the process, the SCR system will shut down and their vehicle will go into LIMP mode after some amount of time. What’s more is that when you realise the vehicle does not rely on the SCR system to function properly, it is then that the frustration kicks in.
The DTC Cleaner
The DTC Cleaner solves this exact issue in a very easy manner. It can clear any inactive fault from the dashboard and reset any active errors, including the SCR LIMP timer. It works just like a diagnostics system would clear faults, but without all of the hassle: no computer interfaces, no software, no confusion. Simply turn on the ignition, plug in the device into the diagnostics port, wait 20 seconds and you are ready to drive once again.
One of our clients has recently shared an issue that he had on the road that was easily solved. He travelled to Greece from the UK (about 1800 mi) on his Volvo FH, expecting to be there early, with plenty of time left for sleep. Once he entered Germany, his truck had issues with the SCR ECU, leaving him with a difficult decision: either repairing his vehicle in Germany or continue to drive towards Greece (another 1200 mi) and back with a 40% power limit.
Which ever way it is, both choices were going to leave him with time wasted on either repair or sluggish delivery. Repair was his ultimate choice – he was quoted 3450 EUR for full repairs (almost £3000). His financial losses due to the trip were tremendous, not to mention his detour that lasted 2 working days.
Since the episode, we have discussed the possibilities of avoiding such situations. The DTC Cleaner seems to be the perfect solution for delaying the situation until back home, visiting your own favourite repair shop.
And if there is no possibility to do that right away, you can delay the situation a multitude of times, right until the point where you will be able to afford the repair bill and loss of a vehicle for a few days.
For more information, visit the DTC Cleaner page for more information or contact us right away if you require a simple solution to your SCR issues.
Government emission standards usually require trucks to be equipped with an SCR system. This is especially true in the EU, where these regulations present very strict guidelines to emission levels. Sadly, these do not make the life for an average fleet owner easy, as the SCR system has received a hefty amount of criticism over the years: having to spend up to £2000 on a vehicle which is in great shape, albeit has a faulty emissions system, has a lot of hauliers at a loss for words for the unreliability and cost of the system.
Fortunately there have been solutions on the market that have brought reliable results. AdBlue emulators are the most sought after solution, but it is simply impossible to use them within the EU without receiving hefty fines for avoiding emission regulations. Software AdBlue removal is also possible, but is also considered illegal within the EU.
CanLogic has developed a solution that can help, guaranteed – the DTC Errors Cleaner. It can help in situations where your SCR system has developed a fault on the road and there is no possible way to go to a service or if you would like to finish the job beforehand. It simply resets Limp mode timer, giving the driver extra time to finish his duties first or drive to servicing without power restrictions affecting the vehicle.
This is incredibly useful with most trucks, since they give an acceptable amount of time until the power restriction takes effect (for example, Volvo gives you 70 hours before it caps your vehicle), but the most important thing is that you can reset the timer as many times you would like, meaning that you can keep doing it until you have the time and funds for a professional to take a look at the issue.
The best part? Any further inspection of the vehicle will not show that the Limp mode timer has been cleared – you can pretend that the fault appeared only recently.
The list of benefits goes on:
No need for emergency servicing
Can drive to your trusted service later
Can continue using it indefinitely
No need for AdBlue refills
The device is compatible with most Euro 5 and 6 trucks and comes with 2 years of warranty and a 30 day refund guarantee, so you never have to worry about faulty parts.
All in all, we feel that this device is a must have for those that consider the SCR system a hassle or for anyone that would like to ensure themselves from further damage to their vehicles.
Fuel theft is becoming a worrisome trend – it is very easy to get away with emptying an oil tank on a vehicle that is parked at an unsecured spot. A common sight is where the tank is fully accessible – no sensors, no alarm, no locks anywhere, so it is easy to take advantage of unsuspecting drivers all over Europe. Even lorry drivers themselves are in on it, so they steal from their own companies without any knowledge.
As an answer to this aspiring threat, the market has developed products that are somewhat effective against such thefts. Nets, gauges, alarms, they all improve the likelihood of the company’s fuel expenses not going to waste, but the reality of the fact is that these systems can all be bypassed fairly easily. Nets and alarms can be disabled, gauges can be bypassed with some specific approaches and all of this results in losses of funds.
So, what can be done to further solve the issue?
Fleet management systems are widely used to manage fuel usage and costs. With GPS/GSM connectivity and direct vehicle synchronization, they are an essential tool to manage your fleet, but it is not much of a security tool. Most will accept a simple calibration and can show you the approximate fuel values, but they cannot immediately notify anyone of inconsistencies in fuel levels. At most, your best bet with the systems is to catch the inconsistency as early as possible and notify the driver, which is a hassle that nobody should put up with.
Secured parking is another solution to the problem that is thought to be effective, but it usually ends up doing the actual opposite. While the extra security with cameras and monitoring is useful, the safe parking spot is sometimes prone to human error and poor attentiveness. This lets some perpetrators to take advantage of the situation, getting the most out of clustered vehicles, letting them quickly do their job and store the fuel in their own parked vehicle nearby. It also proves to be ineffective against your drivers stealing fuel, since the blame can be put off onto other circumstances. Also, do not forget about the extra fee that is going to be added for the parking.
Alarms and sensors are possibly the most effective of the bunch, but there are two main issues that can make them ineffective: lack of protection from wire-tampering and lack of fuel level sensor monitoring. Far too often do thieves simply override wires with their own equipment, disabling the alarm and letting them do whatever they would like. Even if that kind of equipment is absent, drilling a hole through the tank is still as good of a way as ever for them.
We have developed a secure alarm that can both monitor your current fuel levels and protect your fuel from being stolen, all while being encrypted and secured, making overrides or wire cuts impossible to do. Furthermore, due to constant monitoring of your fuel levels, it will notify the driver and management whenever suspicious fuel loss has been spotted.
Our fuel tank alarm features:
- Up to 4 sensors (fuel level or cap security)
- Encrypted wires with tamper protection
- Impossible to override
- GPS connectivity
- Compatible with most fleet management systems
We are confident in our solutions, which is why we offer 2 years of warranty and full tech support with all of our devices.
Message us now for an incredible, alternative solution to your fuel related security issues.
Why do many truckers and companies with fleets go in favor of using an AdBlue emulator (sometimes illegally even)? This answer can be answered with just two words – costs and time.
1. SCR system replacement expenditure
It is widely known that SCR systems for trucks are not cheap.
And when we mean not cheap, we mean incredibly expensive. You would need to spend up to a few thousand pounds on an SCR system replacement if you do not have warranty coverage. This is exactly why many use AdBlue emulators as often as possible, when possible.
How expensive is an SCR system repair?
The average expenses for a NOx sensor replacement can cost up to €750. A single injector can run for up to €1000. A pump change can run you up to €2500. A control unit is even more expensive – €1500 on average.
Overall, the cost for a full replacement is sky-high – around €6000 or more. It is also assumed that you would not have any issues with the AdBlue tank, filter, pressure/temperature sensors etc. Furthermore, by replacing one component there is also no guarantee that another will serve you well for long enough to cover the costs. Lastly, you would need to include the cost of servicing and the loss of profits due to the vehicle being non-operational.
2. Saving time on transits
There are some transits that you simply cannot afford to fail. AdBlue emulators can serve as great emergency tools in a dire situation. Connecting an AdBlue emulator to drive to a nearby service or to finish a job before calling emergency servicing would be ideal if thousands of euros and your reputation depend on it.
An AdBlue emulator will imitate the SCR system regardless if it is in need of repair or not. All there is to do is to disable the SCR and NOx systems and connect our emulator to the vehicle. With that in mind, you can use the emulator in various ways to extend the life of your SCR system and save both money and time in the end.
Contact CanLogic now for more information on AdBlue emulators for your vehicle.
The SCR system proves to be quite a hassle for Euro-standard trucks outside of Europe – the costs of AdBlue and the significant repair costs of the SCR system make the use of AdBlue emulators a no-brainer. However, what other options are there?
Here are some popular AdBlue removal methods:
Software-side removal methods
Rewriting software and editing parameters is not an innovation by any means in the commercial industry. Ever since the SCR system first showed its way in trucks, many services first used these methods to disable it entirely:
- Downgrading to Euro 3 software – one of the most dangerous methods of all. While this works well with SCR systems, the consequences of the rewrite can be grave due to the differences in the fuel system between Euro 3 and Euro 5/6 standards. The differences in the piston setups and injections nozzles have a side-effect of leaving behind some unused fuel, which can lead to fuel economy going down the drain. Furthermore, a poor mix of fuel and air due to incorrect configurations of the injection nozzles can also lead to further harm including piston meltdown, damaging them permanently and having to replace them.
- Changing SCR parameters in the ECU configurations – Mecredes-Benz and Scania trucks can have their SCR systems turned off with a few changes to the ECU file. This can be done with dedicated software and is a great way of turning off your SCR, but only when a professional is handling the process. It is very easy to end up with a dead ECU if the parameters are tampered with incorrectly, so it’s only advised to leave this method to professionals.
Dedicated hardware – AdBlue emulators
Dedicated hardware is the safest, most reliable option when it comes to AdBlue removal. At any time, you can restore your vehicle’s default state by just removing the emulator and enabling the SCR system once again.
There is an incredible amount of AdBlue emulators, some cheaper, some much more expensive. What are the differences?
The first option are Chinese emulators – based off of European counterparts, they are the cheapest, simplest, least reliable solution. While Chinese emulators are extremely cheap when bought in bulk (around £10-20 per unit), they suffer from absence of NOx emulation (the DPF filter will clog up quickly, would have to be regenerated once per month) and poor quality hardware (faulty units, no seals preventing dust/moisture from getting inside etc). We recommend avoiding these units if you plan to use them for a longer period of time.
European emulators are the ideal choice. They use higher quality parts that make their electronics much more reliable and you can find very decent emulators that can emulate NOx as well, but there are two problems that one needs to be aware of when purchasing these emulators – components and sealing. Some European manufacturers opt to simply purchase Chinese emulators, making them no different from the Chinese ones, meaning that low quality parts make them very unreliable and you overpay by a huge margin. Others do not make sure that the unit water-proof and dust-proof, meaning that eventually it is definitely going to break.
We, at CanLogic can provide you with a quality unit that works flawlessly, emulates NOx and is safely sealed from any potential dangers – contact us for further information.