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Volkswagen TDI Cold Weather Issues

Published on January 28, 2014 under Humble Mechanic
Volkswagen TDI Cold Weather Issues
Happy Tuesday everyone. As you read this, my area is getting ready for a big snow storm. For the southern USA, this has been a crazy cold winter. We even seen temps as low as 8F. I know that some of you folks are cracking up right now. But for me that is record cold.…
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Diesel Exhaust Causes Lung Cancer According To WHO

Published on June 18, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
Diesel Exhaust Causes Lung Cancer According To WHO
Last week The World Health Organization labeled diesel exhaust a " carcinogenic to humans (Group 1)" Basically the WHO is saying that diesel exhaust is as bad for you as arsenic. ARSENIC, really? The WHO is telling people that diesel exhaust is more harmful than second hand smoke. The way the story has been presented…
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What Happens When a TDI Is Filled With GAS!

Published on May 24, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
What Happens When a TDI Is Filled With GAS!
It is no secret that VW has a huge share of the diesel market for passenger cars. As we push for better and better fuel mileage, I have seen TDIs become much more common. It is not just "those diesel people" anymore. With the expanded range of customers that are now in our TDIs, we…
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Throwing Automotive Logic Out The Window

Published on April 16, 2012 under Humble Mechanic
Throwing Automotive Logic Out The Window
Hey folks, I am back in action today. Got some good stories about automotive logic, and throwing it right out the window. Sorry about missing Friday, but this week will make up for it!!! There is no doubt that the diagnosis part of this job is one of the toughest. Racking your brain over problems…
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