Category: Project Cars

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.

TDI Gen. 3 Tuning Options

The EA288 engine launched in North America in 2015 was a big step forward for VW. Water to air intercooler, more durable fuel system, 10 HP power increase, and the introduction of Adblue for Jetta/Golf/Beetle resulted in significantly better fuel economy. But as everyone knows, emissions weren’t to EPA standards and, well, the rest is ...

55mpg on a 2015 Jetta TDI DSG

“Fixed” 2015 Mileage Report

One of the largest concerns surrounding DIESELGATE is the impact that the emissions “fix” would have on performance and efficiency.  So far, it seems those worries were unfounded. We have two 2015 models in the IDParts fleet – a 2015 Jetta Sedan w/ DSG automatic transmission and a 2015 Golf Sportwagen with the 6-speed manual ...

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, ...

E320 CDI Chip Tuning Options

The inline 6-cylinder engine in the E320 CDI is no slouch, but, the common-rail motor can do much more.  

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 ...

W211 Fixing Grinding Sunroof

Corey from IDParts fixes a grinding Mercedes E320 sunroof motor

Meet our ‘new’ BMW 335d

We’re thrilled to finally add a BMW 335d to our project car lineup.  Quite simply, this might be the most impressive diesel powered vehicle ever built.