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 ...

Chevy Cruze Diesel Fuel Filter Change How-To

HOW-TO: A tutorial on changing the fuel filter in your 2014-2015 Chevy Cruze Diesel

Land and Range Rover Diesels are Here!

Actually, they’ve been here for a few years, and in Europe for much longer: 90 percent of Land Rovers sold in Europe are diesels. The engine, built for Land Rover by Ford (but not used in any Ford product) includes some high tech features: Graphite iron block Water-cooled turbocharger Exhaust heat exchanger Two stage oil ...

VW 6-Speed Clutch Replacement Options

In 2009 VW started offering 4 cylinder TDIs with 6-speed manual transmissions. These cars included Golf, Jetta, Beetle, Jetta Sportwagen, and, starting in 2012, Passat. Like most VWs, these cars have dual mass flywheels and clutches made by LUK or Sachs. TDI owners buy more manual transmission cars than gasoline VW buyers. And many TDI ...


ALH Alternator Replacement How-To Video

In this video Corey from replaces the alternator on a Mk4 Jetta TDI with the ALH engine.  This will be the same procedure on a Mk4 Golf TDI and New Beetle TDI with ALH engines, though the New Beetle will have less room and may require more disassembly.

Cruze Diesel DEF Reservoir Heater Failures

One of the common failure items on a Gen1 Chevy Cruze diesel is the DEF tank reservoir heater.

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 ...

Daimler’s Diesel Issues

Updated July 19th with new Daimler Announcement 2017 was supposed to see a new surge of Mercedes diesel models. As the 2017 model-year ends, Mercedes still has no diesel-powered models available to purchase. What happened?

Is the Ecodiesel Done? Maybe not…

No model-year 2017 Ram 1500 or Grand Cherokee EcoDiesels have been available at dealerships. After much speculation that Fiat Chrysler USA (FCA) ran into trouble with the EPA, the EPA announced a Notice of Violation in January of 2017 & formally filed charges against FCA in March. Is this the end of the EcoDiesel?

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