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#16 xrocketengineer

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 02:29 PM

Things have begun to spin down the drain (or toilet in this case)......

 

http://blog.caranddr...-diesel-models/



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Posted 21 September 2015 - 03:43 PM

Wonder how many other brands will be caught out ?



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Posted 21 September 2015 - 04:13 PM

This might have repercussions on your side of the pond too:

 

http://www.theregist...ons_test_cheat/



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Posted 21 September 2015 - 04:40 PM

must admit - a lot of the diesel vehicles over here seem worse for smoke than they were 20 years ago



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Posted 21 September 2015 - 05:56 PM

Wonder how many other brands will be caught out ?


This is my thinking, how different are modern engines from one company to another?

#21 Mini ManannĂ¡n

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 07:23 PM

This might have repercussions on your side of the pond too:

 

http://www.theregist...ons_test_cheat/

 

So they inject wee-wee into the exhaust to negate NOx?!  That's a new one!  I read about this today, naughty VW!



#22 R1minimagic

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 07:55 PM

No, they are supposed to inject it but turn it off when not on an emissions test!


Edited by R1minimagic, 21 September 2015 - 07:56 PM.


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Posted 21 September 2015 - 11:01 PM

My neighbour across the street has a heavy duty Ford pick up (F-250 or 350) diesel. He told me that his has the urea injection. When it was running out of the fluid, he got a warning message to take the truck to the dealer for servicing which he decided to ignore. Some days later he got a message to promptly and safely stop the truck that the engine would shut down. And that was it, it would not restart and the truck had to be towed to the dealership.



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Posted 22 September 2015 - 09:19 AM

My neighbour across the street has a heavy duty Ford pick up (F-250 or 350) diesel. He told me that his has the urea injection. When it was running out of the fluid, he got a warning message to take the truck to the dealer for servicing which he decided to ignore. Some days later he got a message to promptly and safely stop the truck that the engine would shut down. And that was it, it would not restart and the truck had to be towed to the dealership.

 

now that is taking the pi$$

 

bet they charge a fortune for adblue - or whatever it is in the states

 

are all the diesel additives the same ? adblue - etc



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Posted 22 September 2015 - 09:50 AM

 

My neighbour across the street has a heavy duty Ford pick up (F-250 or 350) diesel. He told me that his has the urea injection. When it was running out of the fluid, he got a warning message to take the truck to the dealer for servicing which he decided to ignore. Some days later he got a message to promptly and safely stop the truck that the engine would shut down. And that was it, it would not restart and the truck had to be towed to the dealership.

 

now that is taking the pi$$

 

bet they charge a fortune for adblue - or whatever it is in the states

 

are all the diesel additives the same ? adblue - etc

 

I have no idea of the cost or if it is same.



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Posted 22 September 2015 - 11:26 AM

As far as I know my caddy doesn't have the urea tank, altering the software in the states is one thing but imagine the cost of a recall to install the kit to European spec vehicles without the hardware!



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Posted 22 September 2015 - 11:54 AM

they are now saying 11 MILLION cars.

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 01:53 PM

Only the 2.0 litre now so mine isn't affected after all if that's correct.



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Posted 22 September 2015 - 05:51 PM

My neighbour across the street has a heavy duty Ford pick up (F-250 or 350) diesel. He told me that his has the urea injection. When it was running out of the fluid, he got a warning message to take the truck to the dealer for servicing which he decided to ignore. Some days later he got a message to promptly and safely stop the truck that the engine would shut down. And that was it, it would not restart and the truck had to be towed to the dealership.

All OEMs use this strategy.



#30 Carlos W

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 06:00 PM

I'm sure my car turbo doesn't boost in neutral?!?!?!?






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