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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 ...

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. ...

CRD Glow Plugs – 5 Volt or 7 Volt?

If your Jeep Liberty CRD needs replacement glow plugs, you might be confused by the different options, including choosing 5 volt or 7 volt editions.  This guide will walk you through making the right choice.

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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.

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 ...

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.

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.

BMW Extends Warranty on Adblue tank for 335d

We received a letter in the mail today–turns out BMW is extending its warranty on the problem-prone Adblue tank on the 335d. See below for a picture of the letter from BMW. If you have a 335d you’re eligible for a 10 year/120,000 mile warranty on this item. If you’ve already repaired the adblue tank, ...

Our New 2015 Mk7 Golf Sportwagen

We took advantage of the great offers on unsold 2015 TDIs and picked up a 2015 Golf Sportwagen TDI.  White, 6-speed manual, S trim level.  We’ll be posting our review and thoughts as we put the miles on the car.  For now, we’ll say this: everything we loved about the Mk7 when we tested them ...