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Dieselgate: How the emissions “fix” will affect your DPF Diesel Particulate Filter in your VW, Audi, Skoda & Seat

The public outcry over failed EGR valves post the VW emissions fix continues to dominate our web traffic. We’re hearing from an increasing number of concerned owners who are raising questions over the lifespan of other mechanical components, namely their DPF (Diesel Participate

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Which oil should you use in your diesel Skoda CR170 / CR 184 VRS?

There’s some confusion when it comes to which oil you should use in your diesel Skoda Octavia VRS. There’s very little reference to the spec other than VW 507 00 in the manual. We found this a little worrying when

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Dieselgate: Department for Transport confirms VW “fix” causes twice the level of carcinogenic diesel particulate matter

In yet another twist to the dieselgate scandal, the UK’s DfT (Department for Transport) has confirmed in writing that the “fix” offered to VAG owners “causes about twice” the level of carcinogenic diesel particulate matter to be produced. This confirmation

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The Volkswagen Group is systematically refunding owners for EGR failures after the emissions “fix”

Our article regarding EGR failures after the VAG emissions “fix” prompted many of our readers to get in touch looking for urgent help and advice. The sheer the number of Audi, Seat, Skoda and VW owners who have experienced EGR valve failure

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Nissan Juke DCi Diesel DPF Regeneration FAQ

You’ve probably found this page because like me you were looking for some solid information on how the Nissan Juke DCi DPF system works. Either Nissan are having a laugh at the our expense or the internet has truly failed

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Ford Diesel Particulate Filter DPF FAQ – Fiesta / Focus / Mondeo

We’ve being doing lots on DPF issues in the last 6 months but for some reason we’ve completely ignored the top selling car manufacturer in the UK. Well that’s all about to change with our mighty Ford DPF frequently asked

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Fuel Additives – Are they a myth or do they actually work?

Why are the large fuel suppliers heavily promoting premium fuels with active ingredients that help to keep your engine clean? Has anything changed with the fuel we use and have engines changed so significantly over the last few years? Fuels

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