Category: Mk7 Golf & Golf Wagon

TDI Fuel Injection Systems: Rotary, PD, and Common-Rail

This article explains the differences between the three different fuel injection systems in TDIs available in North America and how they function.

DIESELGATE Series – DPF Technical Description

How the exhaust systems on 2.0L TDI “Clean Diesels” work, and why they matter if you want to understand “Dieselgate” and how VW cheated emissions testing.

Lowering Your Volkswagen

Quick Do’s and Don’ts for lowering your VW…

EA288 Engine Codes

In 2015 VW updated all their 4-cylinder TDIs with completely new engines.  The new engines are part of the “EA288” family, but the specific engine codes may be different by model.  The engine code will determine which fuel and air filters the car requires, though the oil filters are the same for all 2.0L EA288 ...

Volkswagen ATF Fluid Guide

We answer frequently asked questions about automatic transmission fluid, like, when does it need to be changed and what fluid type is required.  That all depends on what model you have, read more to learn what your VW needs.

Biodiesel: A Guide

Biodiesel is an exciting alternative fuel that can be used as a supplement to traditional diesel fuel that offers dramatically lower emissions and is renewable.  But, running it isn’t always simple.  This guide overviews some biodiesel basics and which cars should or should not use biodiesel.

2015 Golf TDI Review

We had the opportunity to test a new Golf VII TDI for a long weekend. With all the new features and equipment, there was bound to be some surprises.  See both our video and text review here. The 7th Generation of the Best Selling Golf The VW Golf has been VW’s best selling model worldwide, ...

The Best Diesel Fuel Additives

There are many, many different fuel additives available for diesels. A quick google search or a stroll down the aisle at your local parts store will give you plenty of options from which to choose.  Are they necessary and which one is the best?