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Chevrolet Cruze Gen 2 Diesel Review

In 2014 Chevrolet jumped back into the passenger car diesel market with the Generation 1 Cruze in North America. Reviews were generally positive, and after a one-year break, Chevy upped the ante with a Generation 2 Cruze and a new diesel. And this time the oil-burner is available with a 6-speed manual as well as ...

Sprinter “Limp Home Mode”: Common Causes

“Limp Mode” or “Limp Home Mode” is a condition that can affect turbocharged diesel vehicles. Your Sprinter’s ECU senses something malfunctioning in the turbocharger system–either reading too much boost, too little boost, etc.–and decides puts the van into low power or “limp home mode”. Limp home mode has little to no turbocharger pressure and vastly ...

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, ...

DIESELGATE – Unsold 2015s Now Available!

VW has gotten permission from the EPA to sell leftover, new, unsold 2015 TDIs.  We’ve got the information you need to know about buying one and getting the best deal you can.

DIESELGATE Series – Buyout or Fix, which is better?

A question that we get asked often at IDParts is whether the buyback or the fix is the better offer.  The answer is – both.  Check out why I think so…

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.