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Old 11-03-2015, 04:08 PM   #51
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After the emissions system is fixed and the TDI is operating under the same rules (i.e. without the miraculous breakthroughs that turned out not to be so miraculous), I think you'll find that there were other engines that had the same performance and fuel efficiency.
You are quite correct regarding VW's misleading advertising (miraculous breakthroughs) and emissions cheating. I live in a county that does not perform emissions testing on any type of diesel powered vehicle, so I'm not sure how the EPA's approved fix will impact me. I'm part of a large class in the class action suit against VW. I have been assured that VW will be compensating me and many thousands of other owners if the fuel efficiency and power are reduced by any changes made to bring the TDI engine into compliance with EPA.

I've owned 2 GMC Duramax powered trucks, a 2004 and a 2010. Yes, they were in compliance with EPA regulations, but both trucks were garage hounds due to engine issues. I ended up on a first name basis with the local GMC service manager. After 70k miles, the Jetta TDI has only needed 7 oil changes and nothing else. VW cheated on the emissions testing, but they still build a reliable diesel engine.
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Old 11-03-2015, 11:02 PM   #52
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Old 11-04-2015, 08:05 AM   #53
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It is going to be very difficult for VW or any manufacture to get vehicle owners to comply with the recall. You simply do not have to let the manufacture or dealer have any access to your car to do the recall work.
you live in a county that requires inspections...inspection stations red flag the dmv if you dont come back with your car able to pass inspection.
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Old 11-04-2015, 08:20 AM   #54
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Are you talking about a MALONE tune on the VW? Or a SMARTY for the Cummins or EFILIVE for the D-MAX and or Cummins ?
No....I'm talking about how the overall number of Diesel engines without tunes probably far exceed the number with tunes. Just like gassers, there are more without than there are with.
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Old 11-04-2015, 10:25 AM   #55
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It is going to be very difficult for VW or any manufacture to get vehicle owners to comply with the recall. You simply do not have to let the manufacture or dealer have any access to your car to do the recall work.
I live in Kali where we have diesel smog checks.
They will look for the recall either in decal form or with the OBD port connection.
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its your VIN that speaks...maybe govt will allow reflash till volks calls you in for the fix.
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Old 11-04-2015, 12:25 PM   #57
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you live in a county that requires inspections...inspection stations red flag the dmv if you dont come back with your car able to pass inspection.
No I do not! In fact the state of IL does not do diesel emission testing at all, only gas engine vehicles are tested.
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Old 11-04-2015, 12:49 PM   #58
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I am dreading the day that emission tests will be required......I know it is coming but hopefully for this area its long off

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