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  1. TDI2000Zim

    EPA and California give Chrysler 2017 permission

    I waited in vain for VW to take advantage of the new diesel friendly government in DC, but Chrysler-Fiat were savvy and diligent to do so: https://www.wsj.com/articles/fiat-chrysler-gets-approval-to-sell-diesel-vehicles-amid-ongoing-federal-emissions-probe-1501257975 Maybe my next Passat will...
  2. TDI2000Zim

    Nanometer soot maybe worse for diesel emissions

    Today comes the news that DUSTLESSNESS INCREASES POLLUTION: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39895558 I wonder if the environmentalist drive to reduce the size of soot particles makes also pollution worse in European cities, in other words: large size soot particles may be better...
  3. TDI2000Zim

    President Trump to roll back Automobile Pollution Laws

    Could this spell salvation to the VW TDI fix? You be the judge: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/03/03/us/politics/trump-vehicle-emissions-regulation.html Maybe not all the buyback cars will end in South America. I'm eager to purchase a "buy back" in mint condition for the kids in college.
  4. TDI2000Zim

    VW and others ask Trump to lower EPA regulations

    This move may save VW TDI cars: http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN15R0U9 If the President fulfills his campaign promises, we may even have our fix approved.
  5. TDI2000Zim

    Bosch is also paying: WILL U.S. GOV'T APPROVE FIXES?

    Well, it was Bosch's turn in the hot seat and they quickly pleaded guilty: http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN15G3NX Will the new U.S. government approve the fix of all VW diesel engines involved in Dieselgate?
  6. TDI2000Zim

    President Trump may rescind a few EPA rules

    If this is correct, and he follows thru, it may be that a large number of regulations, including environmental regulations which are applicable to diesel emissions, will be rescinded by executive fiat, and perhaps, with Congressional legislation...
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    German Court Hildesheim: VW cheat = horse-meat lasagna

    German Courts are furious over VW cheating its costumers. Three German judges said that the fraudulent diesel emision design was the same as selling lasagna with horse-meat instead of beef...
  8. TDI2000Zim

    Gm: "it is easy to get our diesels fed approved"

    GM: "It Is Easy To Get Our Diesels FED Approved" This is amazing, VW says that they can't make money from diesel, but GM says, "YES WE CAN!!!" http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-autoshow-diesel-idUSKBN14U2IY How come??????????? Is GM cheating, or is GM teaching us that honesty pays? I'm...
  9. TDI2000Zim

    We can now move on

    The FEDS and VW have reached finality: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-38578004 Now we can move on. I don't know about you, but as long as there are diesel trucks and locomotives out there, there is the need for diesel cars. I'm eager to see future diesel VW products racing on our American...
  10. TDI2000Zim

    Nissan to introduce gas engine as efficient as TDi

    Look Ma, no hybrids: http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN10P0IK I still love diesel, but if they pull this off, I may fall in love with gas.
  11. TDI2000Zim

    VW to fix another 460000 TDi's in Germany

    They are working hard to fix the problem: http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN10P0BR
  12. TDI2000Zim

    Locks Open for 100 million VW cars

    I guess that means we have to go back and buy those old cumbersome steel steering wheel to break pedal locks: https://www.wired.com/2016/08/oh-good-new-hack-can-unlock-100-million-volkswagens/ It's time for VW to hire Japanese engineers.
  13. TDI2000Zim

    3.0 L engines caught in the act too

    After more than a decade, it is logical that everything with a TDI got tainted: https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/oh-not-again-us-reportedly-found-new-secret-software-in-vw-diesels/...
  14. TDI2000Zim

    TDI enthusiam poll

    I grew up loving diesel cars/trucks/buses. Even as an engineering student, looking at the diesel thermodynamic cycle gave me goose bumps. So, I feel passionate about diesel cars. I have suffered some with my VW TDI, previous ones, and the big snafu of 2015, but I am not giving up on VW TDI cars...
  15. TDI2000Zim

    Will now VW get back to the business of selling new TDIs?

    Will VW now get back to the business of selling new TDIs? After the dust settles from the buyback/fixapaloosa, my biggest question is whether VW begin selling new TDI cars again here in the USA. Has that been cleared up??? I'm eager to put my settlement money back into a brand new TDI.
  16. TDI2000Zim

    No more CRUZE TDI

    GM played taps on their CRUZE TDI experiment. All Cruzes will be powered by a gasoline fed 1.4 liter turbocharged rubber band: http://www.slashgear.com/2016-chevrolet-cruze-first-drive-25437469/ They also called it quits with hybrids.
  17. TDI2000Zim

    My DREAM TDI 4x4

    This puppy is under review by the U.S. ARMY: The FED ALPHA has a fuel-sipping turbo diesel in-line four engine, and an ultra-light blast shield designed by ALCOA. I wonder if it has to meet the EPA's stringent rules, like we do...
  18. TDI2000Zim

    Toyota AVENSIS

    With a BMW engine: http://www.just-auto.com/analysis/toyota-avensis-powered-by-bmw_id163805.aspx
  19. TDI2000Zim

    Recall Settlement Survey

    Already there is an AMBULANCE CHASER legal firm going for the class action: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34320147 Because there may have been deceit, the end result may include both buying back the car, as well as punitive damages. Assuming the worse in punitive damages ($10,000 per car...
  20. TDI2000Zim

    Europe is contemplating banning diesel cars

    Either someone is betting on gasoline hybrid tech stocks, or diesel cars are indeed the root of all evils: http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30381223 http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30368504 As an engineer, I love diesel motors, for their efficiency and for the lower pollution...
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