Month: September 2014

Biodiesel: A Guide

Biodiesel is an exciting alternative fuel that can be used as a supplement to traditional diesel fuel that offers dramatically lower emissions and is renewable.  But, running it isn’t always simple.  This guide overviews some biodiesel basics and which cars should or should not use biodiesel.

Refill DEF Fluid on Passat TDI

Corey tells you which fluid to use and shows you a helpful trick when replacing the DEF Fluid, or Adblue, on your TDI.

Mercedes Owners Groups

Mercedes owners love their cars, and many are technically and mechanically skilled and enjoy maintaining their vehicles themselves.  Here are some excellent websites for Mercedes owners looking to learn more.

Ten New Things About the 2015 Jetta TDI

Ten changes to the 2015 Jetta. Engine: TDIs get VW’s new EA288 engine, made in Mexico, that offers 10 more HP and same torque (150/236), reduced friction, air-to-water intercooler, and higher fuel economy (as much as 45 MPG).ewq2 Grille Shutters: The TDI now has grille shutters for improved aerodynamics, and engine heat retention=better fuel economy. ...

How To Test Glow Plugs

Learn how to test your glow plugs with a multimeter.  

A5 Jetta Winter Front Installation

We show you how to put the idparts Winter Front on your A5 Jetta TDI. The winter front fits 2005-2010 Jetta sedans, plus the 2009 Sportwagen. Installation only takes a minute & the winter front will help your engine warm up and limit intercooler icing, a common problem with TDIs in the winter months.