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Diesel Tuning: Skoda Octavia VRS 184 TDi (DSG) DTUK Box review and 0-40 & 0-100MPH video

Most of you know that I’m a sucker for a fast estate. The S4 Avant and C63 Estate are still on my bucket list of cars to own before I pop my clogs, I better get saving! After my C220

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Volvo diesel 1.6 2.0 DPF Filters FAQ Regeneration

As is often the case, our vehicle specific diesel particulate filter FAQs for help are published after a heart felt plea for information and a shoulder to cry on.  This time it’s a close friend who has been gifted a

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Is it the beginning of the end for diesel? Renault mulls a halt to diesel engines in their EU lineup

The quirky French car maker Renault may stop offering diesel cars in most of it’s European line up. Although it’s not been officially announced the move has been attributed to the cost of ensuring the archaic diesel engine continues to

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Skoda Octavia ii 2004 – 2013 Inc VRS Diesel Particulate Filter DPF – Owner’s Manual – Regeneration FAQ

As many of you know, I’m the proud owner of a 2015 diesel VRS estate. Lucky for me Skoda and the VAG group in general have ironed out many of the DPF issues that plagued earlier cars. My article regarding

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VW Emissions Scandal: Will it cost you more fuel?

**Update! 13/10/2015** We got the chance to give our thoughts on the matter to The Telegraph. You can check out their coverage of the VW scandal here How the mighty have fallen! VW’s attempt to fool emissions tests has left

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Will my car fail its MOT if I have the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) removed or gutted

Surprisingly, DPF related googling now accounts for the vast majority of the traffic to Hypermiler. Therefore we are always looking to expand our library of DPF information for all our knowledge thirsty visitors. One of the hottest topics of late is

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Audi turns water and carbon dioxide into the “e-diesel” fuel of the future

Turning water and c02 into fuel for cars might seem like something more akin to historical feats of religious spectacle but the boffins at Audi may have just done just that. Audi have recently produced their first batch of what

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