Any references/sources for that?Drivbiwire said:These engines are designed to last 25,000 hours at 80% load before needing an overhaul. At best when driving down the highway you are only running at 40-50%.
Unless you can say that 100% of your driving is up a 20% grade all day everyday and anytime you are moving you aint gonna wear the engine out!
The statistics work against every TDI owner, that is you will total your car in an accident before you reach 50% of the cars actual service life!
These engines are used in Power Generation, Pumping as well as Marine applications. Puttering around in a small car regardless of how hard you try to push it won't even come close to reducing engine life.