1. Hanno Labuschagne

    South Africa will ban 50ppm diesel from September 2023

    South Africa will ban 50ppm diesel from September 2023 South Africa published regulations that lower the sulfur content allowed in the country’s diesel fuel, which may force some oil refineries to upgrade in order to meet the standards. Diesel grades allowed for sale may not exceed 10 parts...
  2. Ivan Leon

    Maruti 1.5L Diesel : Official Review (Ciaz, Ertiga) - India

    What you'll like: • Quite an all-rounder of a diesel engine • Top-class refinement levels! Very smooth experience • Improved driveability, decent highway performance & relaxed cruiseability • Sweet 6-speed manual gearbox is a joy to use • Fuel-efficient nature, whether in the city or on the...
  3. S

    Need Diesel Depots in various locations

    Hi all, I am hoping someone in the logistics industry will be able to help me. I need to find diesel depots at various locations in Gauteng, North West and Limpopo but because most of South Africa hasn't discovered the internet searching online isn't working out too well for me! We deploy...
  4. Ivan Leon

    South Korea bans driving BMWs under recall due to fires

    South Korea will ban driving recalled BMWs that haven't received safety checks following dozens of fires the German automaker has blamed on a faulty exhaust gas component. South Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said Tuesday the ban taking effect Wednesday affects about...
  5. Ivan Leon

    Ford 1.4L TDCI injector failure

    There have been reports of fuel injector failures on Ford's 1.4-litre TDCI engines. The affected cars include the 2010,2011 and 2012 Ford Figo and Fiesta diesel models. The injectors, which are manufactured by Continental cost around Rs. 16,000 each. According to various members on the forum...
  6. K

    Diesel Prices in the Western Cape

    Hi, So as most people who use diesel know, the price is unregulated and can differ vastly between petrol stations. I'm hoping to gather data on the price of diesel at as many petrol stations in the Western Cape as I can. This will also help with finding out where the cheapest place to fill...
  7. Ivan Leon

    Daimler recalls millions of diesel cars over harmful emissions

  8. L

    Is it safe to continue driving a car in Limp Mode

    My car is a diesel Chevy and it is currently in Limp Mode. The reasons are because the turbo is no longer boosting well and the DPF needs replacement. Because of financial constraints I cannot pay for repairs. The car is already out of warranty. I think I will be able to fix it sometime in...
  9. Kevin Lancaster

    A step toward renewable diesel

    A step toward renewable diesel MIT engineers have genetically reprogrammed a strain of yeast so that it converts sugars to fats much more efficiently, an advance that could make possible the renewable production of high-energy fuels such as diesel.
  10. J

    Golf 5 1.9 TDI over - revving when engine is turned on - Help

    HI I recently drove up from Cape Town to Johannesburg in in a recently purchased second-hand Golf 5 1.9 TDI. After Stopping in Colesberg for the night, I started my engine and noticed a cascade of over-revving upon ignition. I turned off, and tried again and it was fine. Going up to...
  11. L

    Corsa Utility 1.7 Alternator

    Sitting with a Opel Corsa Utility 1.7 Diesel that needs a new alternator without an obvious way of removing said alternator DIY. Any tips/help would be appreciated.
  12. D

    Pre-Owned Mercedes Buying Advice Needed

    Good Day Everyone, I currently have a W203 2004 Mercedes C180k with 110,000km on the clock and considering the age, the old girl has given me trouble free motoring since I bought her. Have only paid for a few small "irritations" and routine services. I am considering going for something...
  13. Ivan Leon

    Switzerland Bans Dirty Diesel Volkswagens

  14. Ivan Leon

    Volkswagen Tells Dealers To Halt Sales Of New TDI Cars Amid Diesel Cheating Scandal

    Following the government investigation of Volkswagen’s diesel emissions, The Detroit News reports the automaker ordered its U.S. dealerships to halt sales of new 2016 and remaining 2015 TDI car models with 2.0-liter diesel engines. According to the Environmental Protection Agency and...
  15. j4ck455

    Diesel, 10ppm versus 50ppm

    Is there a serious downside to using 10ppm instead of 50ppm in a CRDi? I did a bit of searching before posting this, there is mention of reduced "lubricity" in another thread. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultra-low-sulfur_diesel
  16. S

    FuelDir - Beta Launch (Where to find the cheapest fuel)

    Hi Everyone, After being hard at work, and initially intending to launch this last year, I've decided to rework the entire platform and built it better, and bring out native mobile apps too! So for those who don't know, here's the previous thread: here In short, the platform will let you...
  17. Ivan Leon

    Jet fuel now cheaper than diesel in India!

    The price of aviation turbine fuel (jet fuel) has been cut steeply. In November 2014, the price of jet fuel fell by 30% and yesterday, by another 11.27%. While the earlier cut made it cheaper than petrol, the last cut has helped it slip below the price of diesel in the country. In Delhi...
  18. Leo_

    Toyota Corolla 1.4 D-4D vs. VW Jetta 1.2 TSI

    Hi, I'm deciding to purchase a new vehicle (R250k) and I've narrowed my choices down to these 2. Carmag chose the Corolla over the Jetta, and gave the Corolla diesel outstanding reviews. Now I know I shouldn't just trust one review, therefore I'm asking the forum what they think of...
  19. S

    Where to find the cheapest fuel? It's almost here...

    Mods, please feel free to move this to another section or let me know if it needs to get removed. So I had the idea whilst doing a roadtrip across SA that we need a platform for finding the cheapest and nearest filling station. And so a project was born... I've started (and almost completed)...
  20. N

    2007 Opel Corsa 1.3 CDTi Diesel engine

    Hi everyone! I hope someone has more car knowledge than me... I have a 2007 Opel Corsa with a 1.3 CDTI diesel turbo engine...that needs replacing. The camshaft snapped and Opel wants about R75000 (:confused:) for a new engine... Anyone have suggestions regarding a reconditioned...