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Old March 24th, 2017, 06:06   #136
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No one remembers 506.01 oil spec, which is a 0w30?
There are also 0W30 versions of 507 oil spec although so rare is like winning the lottery to buy it in the US (maybe easier in Canada?).
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Old March 28th, 2017, 11:38   #137
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Yep, V10 TDI oil.

Mobil discontinued ESP Formula M 5w40, as the ESP 5w30 (504/507) already met the Mercedes requirements, so from a business case, there was no point for redundant oil.
5w40 formula M ESP replaced by a 0w30 ESP X1, so just as redundant.I went to Valvoline Syn Power to meet the 229.51 spec, the 5w-40. Meets 502.00; 505.00/01 also, got it on sale at napa also meets an older diesel spec, CJ
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Old March 28th, 2017, 11:40   #138
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here is M1 0w30 ESP https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...l+1+0w30+esp&*

http://www.mobil.com/english-US/Pass...-1-ESP-X1-0W30
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Old April 21st, 2017, 10:19   #139
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The downsizing may have ended, unfortunately many manufacturers have adopted the 2.0T size. I do not want a turbo in my car unless it is a diesel.

Luckily the car I like and that will replace my TDI has a 3.5 V6 that is normally aspirated.
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Old April 22nd, 2017, 19:17   #140
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The downsizing may have ended, unfortunately many manufacturers have adopted the 2.0T size.

Some of the lower priced 2.0 BMW's in North America have two turbos....
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Old April 22nd, 2017, 19:44   #141
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Some of the lower priced 2.0 BMW's in North America have two turbos....
I test drove the BMW X3. I was surprised it had a 2.0L 4 cylinder turbo (maybe a twin turbo). Whatever happened to the nice 6?

The turbo aspect and another feature had me tick it off my list.
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Old April 22nd, 2017, 20:29   #142
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They actually get quite a lot out of the 2.0, and its won a slew of engineering awards since it came on the market in Europe years ago.

It's a nice engine, but I agree it's no match for the classic naturally aspirated straight 6.

Just wait, next you know someone will try to switch out the boxer on the BMW bikes....all, no doubt, in the name of fuel economy and emissions...

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Just wait, next you know someone will try to switch out the boxer on the BMW bikes....
Not a concern. I have a slew of them stashed away.
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BMW's 2.0 4-cylinders are called TwinPower, but it's not twin-turbo!!!
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Old April 27th, 2017, 14:49   #145
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We traded(?) our TDI Jetta for a Golf All Track with a turbo 1.8L gasser and DSG. My wife hated the Jetta and the TDI which seemed to always be in regeneration mode when she drove it, as well as not being able to see very well out of it. She loves the Golf already. Yesterday I filled up the Golf for the first time and calculated 26.7 mpg which is about 12 mpg less than we got with the TDI in similar driving, but the Golf turbo gasser gets out of its own way with no trouble and has a torque band nearly as wide at the TDI. It goes up hills and into headwinds without downshifting like the TDI did, and unlike POS, the '08 V6 RAV4 I drive. When loaded up with all my stuff to go prairie dog shooting it made 21-22 mpg because it has no bottom end power at all and spent most of its time in 3d or 4th gear. I understand that it's an old tech engine without variable valve timing and all, but my '92 Dakota V6 would out-grunt it and it was an older tech engine and got as good mileage fully loaded.

All that being said if someone lives where there are serious hills and/or mountains an engine with some torque is needed IMHO, otherwise you'll be holding up traffic. Nothing quite like a loaded 18 wheeler pushing you up a hill. A tiny engine no matter how much turbo pressure is applied can't cut it, or won't last long.
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We traded(?) our TDI Jetta for a Golf All Track with a turbo 1.8L gasser and DSG. My wife hated the Jetta and the TDI which seemed to always be in regeneration mode when she drove it, as well as not being able to see very well out of it. She loves the Golf already. Yesterday I filled up the Golf for the first time and calculated 26.7 mpg which is about 12 mpg less than we got with the TDI in similar driving, but the Golf turbo gasser gets out of its own way with no trouble and has a torque band nearly as wide at the TDI. It goes up hills and into headwinds without downshifting like the TDI did, and unlike POS, the '08 V6 RAV4 I drive. When loaded up with all my stuff to go prairie dog shooting it made 21-22 mpg because it has no bottom end power at all and spent most of its time in 3d or 4th gear. I understand that it's an old tech engine without variable valve timing and all, but my '92 Dakota V6 would out-grunt it and it was an older tech engine and got as good mileage fully loaded.

All that being said if someone lives where there are serious hills and/or mountains an engine with some torque is needed IMHO, otherwise you'll be holding up traffic. Nothing quite like a loaded 18 wheeler pushing you up a hill. A tiny engine no matter how much turbo pressure is applied can't cut it, or won't last long.
It's actually a wider torque band than a TDI. TDI peaks at something like 1600-2600 RPM. The TSI peaks prom 1500-4200 RPM or thereabouts. Although the peak is lower on the TSI 185 for the manual and 200 for the automatic, vs 236 for the TDI), the extra 20-30 hp depending on TDI version makes up for it, and the TSI scoots along nicely. And i get over 40 mpg hwy and 37 avg
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The age of engine downsizing may not be over:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-vo...urce=applenews
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2030, the German ICE will be History.


https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/...e-cars-by-2030


Plug it in, plug it in....to your solar collection systems.
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2030, the German ICE will be History.
https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/...e-cars-by-2030
Plug it in, plug it in....to your solar collection systems.
I wish they would just invest in durability again.
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The age of engine downsizing may not be over:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-vo...urce=applenews
There's no statement in the article that specifically points to any trend of engine sizing one way or the other. To continue toward improving fuel efficiency, engines will use more tricks of the trade already fairly well known in prototype and R&D stages. These include further implementation of the Miller/Atkinson cycle; "corona" or plasma ignition systems for spark-ignition engines; further optimization of fuel injection; friction reduction; cylinder deactivation; and greater degrees of freedom in valve timing, to name a few.

There may be limited production of engines employing non-conventional combustion processes like HCCI, PCCI, etc. Gasoline and Diesel fuel in reciprocating engines will remain the most common for a good 20 years yet.
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