Month: September 2017

How To: Chevy Cruze Under-Tightened Intake Clamps

The Gen1 Chevy Cruze Diesel has had its fair share of emission sensor failures over the years. Many owners speculate that the sensor failures are related to un-metered air entering the vehicle’s system. The Cruze uses a MAF(Mass Airflow) sensor to obtain a measurement of airflow that is entering the vehicle’s intake system. The MAF ...

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VW 01M Automatic Transmission Service ALH TDI

In this video Corey completes a fluid and filter service on an 01M 4-speed automatic transmission in a Mk4 Jetta TDI ALH. The 01M automatic transmission was first introduced in 1995, and was used on many VW models until 2006.

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Mercedes New Workhorse – the OM 654

The 2.1 liter OM651 diesel engine was the most-produced engine in history for Mercedes.  That’s right, Mercedes sold more OM651 powered vehicles than any other engine, ever.  From large sprinter vans to small C-Class sedans, the OM651 was reliable, durable and fuel efficient.  It held its own against its larger brothers, too, like the venerable ...

2017 Ecodiesels Approved for Sale

The Ecodiesel is back! In late July the EPA gave official approval for Fiat-Chrysler to resume selling model year 2017 Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel models.  This bring to a close what at first some assumed to be a “Dieselgate Part 2” follow up to VW, complete with buybacks and fines.  However, according ...

Chevrolet Cruze Gen 2 Diesel Review

In 2014 Chevrolet jumped back into the passenger car diesel market with the Generation 1 Cruze in North America. Reviews were generally positive, and after a one-year break, Chevy upped the ante with a Generation 2 Cruze and a new diesel. And this time the oil-burner is available with a 6-speed manual as well as ...

Reset Sprinter Service Reminder

Here’s how to reset the service indicator on your Sprinter Van after you’ve done a routine maintenance service (oil change, fuel filter change, etc.) For vehicles without Steering Wheel Buttons: Switch on ignition without starting engine. Hold down the 0 button until you hear a beep (can take about 20-30 seconds). Press the button with ...

Volkswagen Gen 1 Fix: First Impressions

On July 27 Gen 1 TDI owners waiting for an EPA fix for their cars got good news: Today, Volkswagen received approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) for an emissions modification for affected Model Year 2009-2014 2.0L TDI vehicles with Generation 1 engines in connection with our ...