AD #2165 – The Turbocharger Take Over, PSA’s Unique Mobility Approach, VW Offers Big Incentives for Diesel Trade-In

August 9th, 2017 at 11:54am

Runtime: 8:33

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- VW Offers Big Incentives for Diesel Trade-In
- Toyota Partners With 7-Eleven to Test Fuel Cells
- The Turbocharger Take Over
- Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Pricing
- Mercedes Establishes Apprenticeship Program
- PSA’s Unique Mobility Approach

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13 Comments to “AD #2165 – The Turbocharger Take Over, PSA’s Unique Mobility Approach, VW Offers Big Incentives for Diesel Trade-In”

  1. Chuck Grenci Says:

    Another nail in the diesel coffin; VW is upping the ante (of retreat).

    Yep, turbo’s all over the place; getting V-6 (and more) h/p out of 1.5 L fours; they seem to be getting the job done.

    Ever changing automotive repair field (at accelerated rates of required knowledge), and already seeing ‘specialist’ at repair facilities because of the scope needed to repair these sophisticated autos.

  2. David Sprowl Says:

    Love may make the world go ’round, but it is money that greases the axles! Yesterdays report on Mazda’s break through and today’s report on turbo charges drives home this point. ICE are still king when it comes to material and passenger movement. Until electrics or any other fuel achieves parity with petro, ICE will still be king. The current take rate on electrics is proof enough.

  3. Bob Wilson Says:

    About the fuel-cell system, the announcement cites “Seven-Eleven Japan Co., Ltd.” This suggests the truck and fuel-cell system is unique to Japan and not planned for the USA.

  4. Kit Gerhart Says:

    All of those new turbos, and the turbo I have, of four cars, is a 28 year old minivan.

  5. Chuck Grenci Says:

    Kit, good to know that a 28 year old turbo is still out there. Any turbo problems in all those years; that was a concern those many ‘moons’ ago. The new ones are even better (I’m guessing).

  6. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Chuck, no turbo problems, but not many miles, about 70K. It uses more oil than it should, for the miles, about 1 qt/2000 miles. That could be partly due to seals in the turbo, or valve guide seals or ??. It runs fine, though.

  7. Tim Beaumont Says:

    Chuck, Kit, 16 year old Audi Allroad, 5 speed auto with mild chip, 75,000 miles, two turbos, no problems!

  8. Roger Blose Says:

    Here is a question that no ones has an answer to. With the start – stop nonsense technology coming to more and more cars, does the turbo spin without any oil pressure on the bearings as the motor cycles on and off? I bet the answer is yes but you will be SOL after 36K /3 years. The nice blue smoke will be coming soon to a tail pipe in your driveway.

  9. MJB Says:

    AAH Preview: …”Does it have four doors? Does it hold four people? Does it get me from point A to point B?…These people aren’t buying a brand, they’re buying a service…”

    Blasphemy I say! Burn them all at the stake! ;)

    I guess this is the direction in which (dense urban centers) are headed. Can’t blame ‘em, I suppose. Not everyone is passionate about what they drive.

  10. BobD Says:

    #8 Some stop/start vehicles have accumulators or supplemental electric pumps for the engine and/or transmission to keep engine oil flowing and clutches pressurized while the engine is off. That is the reason most will restart after 2 to 3 minutes even with the brake pedal still depressed.

  11. BobD Says:

    So on all of the old diesel trade-ins… Are the OEMs doing this as part of their settlements with the German government? I suspect it is not out of the goodness of their hearts.

    What happen to these old cars? Scrapped? Shipped to a third-world company?

  12. Kit Gerhart Says:

    11 Eastern Europe?? A few years ago, VW’s were sought after to replace pre-VW Skodas, etc. I suspect air quality is still a low priority in Kazakhstan.

  13. Kit Gerhart Says:

    8, 10
    I’ve heard of electric pumps being used to keep clutches in automatic transmissions working with the engine stopped, but hadn’t heard about electric oil pumos. Are they really needed, when the engine is stopped only briefly? My Prius starts and stops the ICE, and Prius engines hold up well. There’s no turbo, though.