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:
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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:

SCR DELETE

NOX DELETE

EGR DELETE

DPF DELETE

SPEED LIMIT DELETE

POWER MAP

ECONOMY MAP

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
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Ammonia

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..

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

Click here to browse our DTC Cleaner catalog.

adblue emulator illegalAdBlue 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.

Click here to browse our AdBlue emulator catalog.

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!

AdBlue emulator packIn 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

Touchscreen programmer

Programming the emulators is incredibly easy and only takes a few steps:

  1. Unscrew the emulator casing
  2. Plug in the touch-screen programmer into the dedicated port
  3. Connect the AdBlue emulator to a positive and negative on the vehicle (or equivalent power source)
  4. Choose your vehicle, AdBlue level and emulation mode and clear emission fault if needed
  5. 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