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Choosing the Right 6-Speed Clutch – LUK, SACHS, Febi and Valeo

Shopping for a new clutch for your 6-speed VW TDI can be confusing. Single-mass, dual mass, auto-adjusting, matching flywheels, it is all sort of a mess. Let’s make some sense of it…

Sprinter V6 Diesel DISCONTINUED & Other 2023 Changes…

2023 wasn’t expected to be a big year, but Mercedes went ahead and dropped some ENORMOUS CHANGES…  

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BMW 335d: Suspension Refresh and Upgrade

BMW markets its cars as the Ultimate Driving Machines, and the 3 series is the model that has probably made the largest contribution to that claim. Most reviewers agree that the e90 is the last best of the 3-series drivers’ cars, and more than a few refer to the 335d as the “diesel M3.” The ...

Sprinter RV Adventure Van Black with Ladder

Best Sprinter Van Leveling Kit

Sprinter Vans work hard and nothing’s worse than rear-end sag… We love Sprinters because of their ability to hold MASSIVE amount of stuff while being a joy to drive daily with great ride quality and a unbelievable turning radius. However, even before reaching the maximum payload capacity you may find your Sprinter exhibiting a bit ...

Cruze Diesel Turbo Failure Image

PSA: Cruze Diesel Oil Pickup Seal Failure

Around 150k miles the 1st generation Chevrolet Cruze diesel can experience sudden turbocharger or engine failure due to this under $20 part.

Land Rover & Range Rover Diesel Oil Specifications

Your Land Rover or Range Rover diesel engine requires the proper oil to protect the advanced diesel injection, turbocharging and emissions systems. In this article we’ll review the specification and available oils.

Why Do Brakes Squeal/Squeak?

We’ve all been there – you pull up to a stop sign or intersection slowly, press on the brakes slightly and hear ‘SQUEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAKKKKK!!!’…embarassing to say the least as it seems everyone in the same zip code turns their head to look at your vehicle, wondering what is wrong with your car and why you haven’t ...

Gates vs Contitech vs Dayco – Which Timing Belt Is Best?

When shopping for a replacement timing belt you might need to choose between these three main brands – Gates, Contitech (also referred to as Continental) and Dayco. How do you choose?

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CCV Filter/Catch Can/Crank Case Valve Filter Guide – 101 Info!

If you’ve been learning all you can about your diesel engine you may have run across other owners installing crank case vent filters, also referred to as “Catch Cans” or “CCV” filters. You may have also read about problems with intake manifold sludge & clogging. These are connected – a CCV fitler may be able ...

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The 2015 Jetta TDI is THE BEST TDI – Heres Why…

The 2015 Mk7 Golf Sportwagen TDI understandably gets all the attention – for good reason. But, it also commands the highest price. If you are in the market for a TDI, don’t sleep on the 2015 Jetta TDI, which we think is the best TDI ever made…