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Bloody diesels

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Bloody diesels

Postby GlennyGills » Sat May 04, 2013 2:25 pm

So there I was top down, lovely sunny day, maximising the MX5 , when I had queue for some lights. What pullls up behind me but a Transit van with a very noisy diesel engine. COMPLETE LY ruined my quiet time. Next queue for the lights I was joined by a. noisy VW Passat diesel.

Is there no peace out there.......

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Postby Lazza » Sat May 04, 2013 7:41 pm

It's worse when the transit is in front of you and leaves an enormous black cloud that you have to drive through when it pulls away and each time it changes gear :evil:
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Postby binarypunk » Sat May 04, 2013 8:50 pm

The fuel of satan.
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Postby Mazda Mender » Sat May 04, 2013 10:30 pm

Whats up with the head unit????
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Postby Lazza » Sat May 04, 2013 11:44 pm

mazda-mender wrote:Whats up with the head unit????
M-m

:???:
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Postby Daktana » Sun May 05, 2013 4:58 pm

Lazza wrote:
mazda-mender wrote:Whats up with the head unit????
M-m

:???:

Turn the volume up :-)

When serviced well/correctly, diesel engines don't knock and smoke, it just goes to show how lazy and tight fisted the owners are for letting it get that bad.
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Postby BenF » Sun May 05, 2013 6:51 pm

Lazza wrote:It's worse when the transit is in front of you and leaves an enormous black cloud that you have to drive through when it pulls away and each time it changes gear :evil:


Ahem... :oops: I've been know to deliberately bog down the diesel dog in 4th at 1100rpm and give it a bootfull... Usually a boxster trying to climb in my boot though, never a fiver :handgestures-thumbup:
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Postby al_p » Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:55 pm

when i had my 320d (chipped and no particle filters) it was great putting it in 5th and flooring the pedal at 40mph when someone was tailgating it was like a fogger system haha
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Postby Badknee » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:26 am

WHAT DID YOU SAY? Speak up I can't hear you for the derv gobbler at the side of me! :laughing-rolling:
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Postby threeflies » Mon Nov 11, 2013 6:39 pm

binarypunk wrote:The fuel of satan.


well said :clap:
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Postby Alan16ac » Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:48 pm

Daktana wrote:When serviced well/correctly, diesel engines don't knock and smoke, it just goes to show how lazy and tight fisted the owners are for letting it get that bad.


I have a 1.9tdi 130 Superb, remapped as my daily. The cost of fuel has forced this, as I could not afford the mileage I do in a petrol car.

Mine is serviced every 8000 miles for peace of mind. It returns 60mpg on a long run which I'm happy with. But you plant the pedal and it churrrrrns out smoke. Nothing to so with being tight fisted. :naughty: That's what these diesels do. Unless you have a more modern one with silly DPFs. But then all that smog and soot, eventually clogs that DPF and costs you a small fortune, eating all savings you made running a diesel in the first place. :cry:
I'll stick with my smokey vag PD for now as it's an excellent engine. Until it goes bang, which is unlikely for a long time, or until petrol halves in price.
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Postby al_p » Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:13 am

i have an audi a4 s-line 170 remapped to 220 now but not leaving the mx5 scene completely even had m-m in it the other day and he did not complain .... well apart from the fact i could not work out how to use the satnav lol its even quiet and does not smoke like the bmw ...

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Postby Alan16ac » Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:40 pm

Yeah the later 2.0 from what I've read are no way near as reliable as the older PD 1.9s. We have 2 in the household, one is on 180,000 miles and you'd never know it by the way it pulls and drives. Mine is on 135,000 and still (touch wood) never lets me down and pulls like a train.
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Postby al_p » Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:33 pm

with the newer b8 models they went back to basics and they tend to be generally ok no afaik but they have probably messed with something else to make that unreliable lol
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Postby GlennyGills » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:48 pm

This WAS a rant about diesels and now it has turned into a diesel lovefest. :obscene-buttsway: :sad: :sad:
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