This is the key point I believe. Comparing the benefits of doing additional oil filtration on pre-CR TDIs with heavy duty diesel (505, CK, etc.) oil with attempting the same benefit using 507 oil in common rail TDIs is a little bit like apples and coconuts to me.
And speaking of "no free lunch", I would argue that this is an exponentially bigger problem for the whole automotive industry (among others), as the powers of the world are doing their best to hide from each other natural resources necessary for any kind of evolution and revolution of our...
^^^ Ok, one option. Another one, run this two step program:
Then, for a CR TDI, run a one or more short oil change intervals (OCI), like 5,000 miles using a...
^^^ Personally I would not sweat it too much. If you have a common rail based TDI then 507 approved oils are all pretty much the same robustness. I would buy based on cost, TDIClub vendor sponsors, and so forth.
It is becoming abundantly clear that there will not be an exponential EV growth from one brand only and one company putting charging stations.
Putting the cart in front of the horse will continue the EV linear growth.
In short to midterm, it seems, hybrids have a better chance of substantial...
I was considering selling my TDI and just committing to full electric. After the last few weeks, maybe not.
"In the end, I just don't get how Tesla can seem to put in massive SuperCharger installations in many locations in what seems like mere months and then keep them maintained, but companies...
Ok, just an example, if I drive an ICE Camry from San Antonio to Dallas and, for illustration purposes, the same route, conditions, etc. with a Camry hybrid, both set the cruise at 75 MPH, I expect to get a similar MPG outcome?
Ok, fair comment regarding gasoline hybrid vehicles being more complex. I have never owned one and I was thinking the same about complexity.
I am also trying to keep an open mind for the future. I am thinking that hybrids have been around for decades and now we have options such as mini-van...
Ok, good deal. I think my main hesitation would be the relatively low CCA. If I recall correctly all of my TDIs (three total) batteries were/are 700 CCA or more.
I travel from time to time to very cold places so I want to not take any chances in this regard.
Best option for 50/50 city/hwy?
Focus: Gas-electric hybrid vehicles get a boost in the US from Ford, others
Andrew DiFeo, dealer principal at Hyundai of St. Augustine...