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  1. Those Sneaky Germans! All 2015 and 16 Clean Diesels Recall

    Anything Auto
    Those sneaky Germans installed software in all 2015 and 16 Clean Diesels that can detect when an emissions test is being done and turn on emissions controls to pass the test. Other than those times the Clean Diesel cars ain't so clean! VW has also stopped selling all Clean Diesel cars in the US...
  2. subaru bringing diesels to america

    Anything Auto
    that's right, flat 4 wonderful diesel motors. possibility of 2013. awesomeness. supposedly it's the new motor for their STI, so it HAS To be beefy! discuss!
  3. CL rabbit diesels.

    Anything Auto
    Probably rusted but interesting.
  4. Engine Diesels during warm starts

    B5 Garage
    Just thought I'd run this one past you all to see what responses I'd get. When my '00 ATW is warm (even just a little) I seem to get a bit of a rattle in that 1/2 second between cranking and going to idle. Sounds just like it Dieseling to a stop, only in reverse. ;) Any ideas what this could be...
  5. What is this bellypan extension for diesels?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I went to my dealer to buy bellypan fasteners a couple of weeks ago (only to find a whole set for $10 on ECS Tuning a week later :banghead: ), and the exploded diagram the parts guy printed out for me showed a second bellypan that covers the area of the underbody between the steering rack and...
  6. VW to drop diesels from US market in 2007...

    Anything Auto Excerpt: "VW will drop the diesel versions of its Jetta, Golf and Beetle models for the 2007 model year, which begins this fall. The new U.S. limits for nitrogen oxide emissions are among the most stringent...
  7. New Jeep CRD and diesels

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    I was just reading about the new diesel that they are putting in the Jeep Liberty for '05. Looks pretty interesting, turbocharged, direct injection, 21-26 mpg and 500 mi on a tank. I would love to take a test drive, shame that I live in Cali were it isn't, as far as I can tell, available...
  8. Diesels better than hybrids, VW chief says

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    Diesels better than hybrids, VW chief says Jan 06, 2005 The Detroit News Volkswagen AG Chief Executive Bernd Pischetsrieder challenged the auto industry's emerging penchant for gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles, saying diesel cars and trucks are a better way to curb pollution and fuel use. VW...
  9. A little bit on Jeep Liberty diesels

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    Q&A: Diesel lifts Liberty fuel economy by 30% Oct 12, 2004 Automotive News There was a time when the diesel experts at Detroit's automakers were some of the loneliest people in the domestic auto industry. Not anymore. The Big 3 are working hard and fast to lower diesel emissions so that...
  10. More Chrysler diesels ahead

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    Liberty Likely First of More Chrysler Diesels Aug 19, 2004 The Car Connection Though there are several potentially crippling hurdles, the new Jeep Liberty diesel is likely to be only the first in an expanding lineup of the fuel-efficient engines that Chrysler will bring to market over the...
  11. Are oils for diesels ok.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I wanted to ask a few questions in the "which oil should I use debate". Are the synthetic oils developed for use in diesel engines a good choice in gas powered cars? Oils such as Mobil Delvac 1, Shell Rotella T, Valvoline Premium Blue are all 5W-40 but were developed for diesels. I know they...
  12. Chipping Diesels

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I guess this question is aimed at B5ers here in England/ Europe. Has anyone got a chipped diesel, and did it make a big difference to the performance? I need the economy but the lack of performance is getting to me a little. My partners company vehicle is a 130 Tdi Bora (Jetta) and that hauls...
  13. Diesels and MPG ***Help!***

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    Ok, I don't know much about them, but I'm interested. I would like to learn more. I am also thinking of buying a 98 and up Jetta TDI. Can someone give me a few suggestions on what to look for? Or what would be the most fuel effecient car for under 10k? Thanks in advance..