Engin Kurutepe
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Diesel vs Petrol motorcars. Pro's and cons?
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Another difference is that the diesel engines cost more to produce and to maintain. So the diesel version is almost certainly more expensive to buy than the equivalent petrol car, and it usually costs ...

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Will engine braking damage my transmission? How can I tell?
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Coasting is the same as letting the engine idle and burns up fuel. Letting the car in gear on the other hand, uses no fuel at all because your electronic injection system monitors engine load and ...

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recommended driving speed for maximum fuel efficiency
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It's hard to say as it depends on various conditions like the gearing of your car but on a perfectly flat road, I'd say put the car into the highest gear and take your foot off the throttle. The speed ...

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Is a BMW E30 a hard car to start learning to fix on?
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I'm in the same boat. I bought a 1990 320i convertible to learn fixing old cars while still having relatively reliable but not too complicated technology. (and living in Germany lots of spare parts ...

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VW 1.4 TSI EA113 Variations
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Both engines you mentioned have a supercharger and turbo combination. The performance difference is achieved by increasing the boost pressure to the engine. While this might be done only by using ...

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What are the pitfalls of buying a used car after an accident?
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One indicator in this case could be the airbags. In a frontal accident they deploy if the impact was strong enough. So I'd consider the car if the airbags are still the originals. Too big of a chance ...

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What could be some reasons my old diesel Mercedes won't start?
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I can't imagine fuel going bad in only 4 months. My summer cars (granted, none diesel) regularly spend 6 months in winter with a full tank (to prevent tank corrosion) and come back alive in april with ...

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I drive a 2008 Scion xD tire size 195/60 R16 can I switch to 205/60 R16 tires?
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205/60R16 has a ~5% larger diameter than your 195/60R16. Assuming that they fit in your wheel arches, here are the effects you should be looking at: Your speedo will be off. You'd be driving 5% more ...

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Is it worth getting an OBD2 scanning tool?
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It's probably not worth the effort. You can go to your local mechanic to have your engine controller read. It either costs nothing or very little most of the time.

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