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The Inside Of This High Mileage Engine Proves The Importance Of Proper Maintenance

This turbocharged diesel Skoda Octavia has been through over 400,000 miles of daily-driven torture. Heat cycles, explosions, long hauls, short trips, and years of wear and tear have taken its toll on the car. This Skoda cost 200 pounds. It’s dirty, dusty, grubby, and rusty, plus it’s a bit broken. Given all of that,…Read more… […]

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Why The 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel 2WD Gets 30 MPG And The 4WD Only Gets 25

Ford says it has received official EPA fuel economy numbers for the new 2018 Ford F-150 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel, and the figures are good if you get the 4×2. But if you want power to all four wheels and you’re not a fleet customer, the numbers are much, much lower. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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At $12,000, Might This 2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland CRD Be A Smokin’ Hot Deal?

Jeep sourced the diesel engine in today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Grand Cherokee from then daddy Benz. That makes it relatively unique, as do the owner-added mods. Could it’s price make it both unique and special?Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Quad-Turbo Diesel 2019 Alpina XD3 Is The Only Good Crossover

If you ever find yourself disappointed or bored by the current BMW lineup for whatever reason just plant yourself deep in the world of Alpina. It’s busy making crazy BMWs, like the 2019 XD3, which has a quad-turbo diesel inline-six with 388 horsepower and an insane amount of torque.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Trump Keeps Loophole That Allows Trucks To Vastly Exceed Emission Standards

Here’s a familiar tale if you’ve followed the current administration in the White House. Former President Barack Obama tried to close an absurd loophole in federal law that would allow certain trucks to vastly (and we mean vastly) exceed emission standards. Current President Donald Trump—thanks to political…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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German Retailers Are Freaking Out Because Of Potential Diesel Bans

Cities, states and countries around the world have their sights set on banning diesel cars by a set date. In particular, there’s some high-profile cases ongoing in Germany that could decide whether cities there can ban diesel cars. This, it turns out, has German retailers freaked out.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Customers Unknowingly Pump The Wrong Fuel At Gas Station In Maine

It’s some people’s worst nightmare: You’ve put diesel in your gas tank, or vice versa. For gasoline-powered cars, it’s thankfully a pretty rare occurrence, since diesel nozzles are usually a bit larger than gas ones. But that won’t matter if the tanks themselves are filled with the wrong type of fuel, as apparently…Read more… Continue […]

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Lawsuit Accuses Ford Of Cheating Diesel Emissions On 500,000 Trucks

A class action lawsuit was filed against the Ford Motor Company and supplier Bosch on Wednesday alleging that the former installed emissions defeat devices in its diesel F-250 and F-350 trucks, causing them to produce up to 50 times more oxides of nitrogen than allowed by law. This should sound familiar by now.Read more… Continue […]

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The 2018 BMW 540d Brings Diesel Back To America Along With A Ton Of Torque

If you still dream in diesel and are in the market for an executive sedan with lots of torque and great fuel economy, we have some good news. Unlike some other Bavarian automakers, BMW seems to be keeping the diesel option alive in America with the upcoming 540d xDrive.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Jalopnik Gift Guide For Writers At Jalopnik: Buy Us A Diesel Mazda6 Race Car

It is time once again for our network to pump out gift guides for the holiday season, prodding you to buy and consume like all the other sheeple. However, no one made a gift guide for us, the people who write Jalopnik. Thankfully, SpeedSource’s auction has us covered. The diesel Mazda6 is for sale, and […]

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