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Dieselgate: Are dishonest dealerships cashing in on VW emissions “fix” EGR failures?

Our article regarding the VAG group offering “good will” gestures to owners of broken vehicles post the emissions fix seems to have caused a bit of a stir out there on the internet. We’ve been inundated with desperate owners all

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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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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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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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London Diesel owners face £10 daily ‘toxicity’ charge

London’s Mayor wants to impose a “toxicity” charge to drivers of older diesel cars driving in the capital. The charge is being considered to help deter drivers of older diesel cars from the UK capitol. The new charge would apply to

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Our top five tips on keeping your DPF clean

In today’s world of ever tightening emissions regulations, diesel particulate filters (DPFs) have become common place to help keep those dirty diesels rolling off the production line. Without them, many diesel engines would have been retired in the light of

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The Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve EGR FAQ

Issues with Diesel Particulate Filters are a hot topic with modern diesel car owners however there’s another mechanical gremin in the form of the Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve or EGR that’s been plaguing drivers for much longer. What is an EGR

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