Tag: diesel

37 Posts

Feb 01, 2002

Will different tires improve the gas mileage on my biodiesel powered Jetta?

Dear Car Talk

In spite of all the advice I've heard from you concerning diesels I bought a VW Jetta TDI It's a wonderful car and it's much easier to drive than my girlfriend's gas-powered Passat Because I'm a get us off this...

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Sep 01, 2000

Did I destroy that gasoline engine by filling the tank with diesel?

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I've been feeling guilty ever since a trip to Italy in In Sicily I was buying a candy bar while my travel partner was putting gas in the rental car When I returned he said Boy I'm not sure what...

diesel gasoline engines

Sep 01, 1998

Can home-heating fuel be used in a diesel car?

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My father-in-law keeps pushing me to purchase any turbo diesel-powered car I drive miles a day to work and he keeps telling me about how much I could save The problem is he's not advocating that I use diesel fuel...

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Mar 01, 1998

Fact or fiction: Diesel is less polluting than gasoline.

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My husband is buying a new Ford pickup He wants to buy a diesel engine because he says it's more fuel-efficient will last longer and is less polluting than gas I don't know about the first two but I find...

diesel emissions science

Jul 01, 1997

My diesel engine won't start anymore when the temperature drops. What are my options?

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I have a Mercedes D with miles In the warm months I have no problem starting this car But for the past couple of winters it struggled to start when the temperature fell to around F and refused to start...

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Sep 01, 1993

The downside of a pickup with a diesel engine.

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I am considering buying a pick-up truck I know the advantages but would you please outline the disadvantages of buying a truck with a diesel engine Ole RAY You know the advantages of buying a pick up truck Please let...

trucks diesel

Dec 01, 1988

How do you maintain your diesel?

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I just purchased a Volvo GL Diesel with miles on it As this is the first diesel I have ever owned what should I expect as far as any potential problems Also are there any tips you can pass along...

diesel maintenance