Category: Diesel News

First Drive – 2018 Chevrolet Equinox Diesel

For over a decade Volkswagen was the leader in both number of models available with diesel and overall number of diesels sold.  The recent exit of VW, perhaps permanently, has left a hole in the market – one that Chevrolet is eagerly trying to fill.  The Chevrolet Equinox diesel is perhaps the best case-for-diesel model ...

3.0 Liter TDI Fix Approved

On October 23rd, the EPA approved a deal with VW to fix the 3.0 liter TDIs. 

SEMA Show 2017 Recap

SEMA Recap: 2017 was IDParts’ 6th year attending SEMA. Each year there seems to be one vehicle that appears in more displays than anything else. Our first year attending it was the Subaru BRZ/Scion FRZ. We were told there were over 80 of them at the show. A couple years later it was the latest ...

Volkswagen Gen 1 Fix Impressions: Vol.2

In the middle of August, I had my 2010 Jetta “fixed”. As I reported immediately after the fix, the car drove as well, if not better, than before the fix. Power delivery and responsiveness was improved. And, as predicted by VW, the engine was slightly noisier than pre-fix. This was especially noticeable on the highway. ...

BMW’s New B Series Diesels

In North America diesel enthusiasts continue to live under the cloud of VW’s diesel emissions scandal. In Europe major cities are threatening to ban internal combustion engines all together, diesels first. But while that’s happening, manufacturers are introducing new versions of common rail diesels that are more powerful, more efficient, and yes, cleaner than ever. ...

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 ...

The Gen 1 Clean Diesel TDI Fix Explained

VW has finally settled on a fix for the Gen. 1 TDI clean diesel engines. If you were one of the 270,000 affected TDI owners who kept their vehicles, read below for details.

Diesel and the Leaping Cat: Our Impressions

Jaguar isn’t known for its diesel vehicles on this side of the Atlantic, even though they’ve offered them for years in Europe. But that’s changing: Jaguar has a diesel in three of the five models it offers in North America for 2017, more than any other automaker. The 2-liter (20d) Diesel is part of Jaguar’s ...

BMW Extending Warranty on 335d NOX Sensors

BMW has extended its warranty to 10 years/120,000 miles for all the NOX sensors on its 335d. These sensors commonly fail and can be an expensive replacement (as our coworker learned). You can request reimbursement from BMW if you’ve already done the repair and your vehicle is eligible.