Check ALH Injection Pump Timing

On the ALH engine the injection pump timing is measured using a scan-tool, like a VCDS tool. Procedure Turn on the vehicle and open VCDS Click on 01-Engine Click on 04-Basic Settings In the group field, enter “00” and “GO” button A new window with a graph will appear Select the Mk4 ALH Engine in ...

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.

2007-2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD Quick Look

With the dieselgate scandal ongoing for VW, many diesel owners have traded their vehicles in and thought, like all diesel drivers do from time to time, “What diesel should I buy now?” For those of you interested in something with a little more power, off road, and towing capacity, we suggest the 2007-2008 Jeep Grand ...

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 ...

Enable “Hot Climate” Mode on Your Climatronic Mk5+ TDI

Depending on where your car was sold, it may or may not have the “Hot Climate” setting enabled in the Climatronic Unit.  You can enable this yourself via VCDS.   Open VCDS Go To Select Modules Under the “Installed Modules” window – select number 08 – Auto HVAC After the control loads – select Coding ...

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.  

Scangauge II and Chevy Cruze Diesel

  We picked up a Scangauge II to use with our Chevy Cruze to monitor a few different things while driving. I have found the unit to be great for monitoring when the car will begin to perform a DPF regen.  I am currently monitoring the following: MAP: Manifold Absolute Pressure reading. The MAP will ...

Replacing G28 Engine Speed Sensor on Common Rail (CBEA CJAA)

There have been a few threads asking about the G28 sensor on the common-rail cars but there wasn’t really any straightforward information about it. I just had to replace one on a 2010 and thought I’d share my experience.

New Diesel Emissions Lawsuits: What’s Happening?

This week, both Fiat Chrysler and GM face lawsuits over diesel emissions standards. For Fiat Chrysler, theirs comes from the EPA, and alleges that they used defeat devices (just like VW) to trick emissions software during testing on their diesel Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 vehicles. GM faces a private class action suit that ...

Mercedes E-Class W211 Broken Springs

Around 150,000 -200,000 miles, W211 chassis Mercedes E-Class models are known for breaking front springs.  Due to wear or corrosion, the bottom coils of the spring break off.  The bottom coil holds the spring in place, so, when the bottom coils break the spring will fall off the strut assembly and the front of the ...

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