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#8713 of 11735 Re: price update [gagrice]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 01, 2013 (5:55 am)
The price difference at that station is lots more than my old rule of thumb, which was add a dime for mid-grade and another dime for premium. This stuff isn't even ethanol free either.
Whenever I buy gas again, I'll try to check the pump prices at my usual station (have to drive Wednesday, so that'll be the day that both cars will finally be on fumes. ).
#8714 of 11735 Re: price update [steve_]
Apr 01, 2013 (6:04 am)
$ 3.95 D2, $3.75 RUG, $3.95 PUG: at one local resort station.
#8715 of 11735 Re: price update [ruking1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 01, 2013 (6:28 am)
Diesel seems consistently .20 cents over premium here in NorCal.
#8716 of 11735 Re: price update [ruking1]
Apr 01, 2013 (8:36 am)
Any of those prices sound pretty good to me. RUG is varying within a cent or two of $4 here, with diesel at $4.40.
#8717 of 11735 Re: GLK diesel. [gagrice]
Apr 01, 2013 (1:43 pm)
Just to let you know the rating for the GLK diesel highway is 5.9l/100km or basically 40 mpg, city is 8.9 or27 mpg. So pretty good around for a 4x4 CUV
Apr 01, 2013 (6:14 pm)
the camshaft problems on the VW diesel PD motor?
#8719 of 11735 Re: Did they ever fix... [Mr_Shiftright]
Apr 02, 2013 (8:43 am)
I think it depends by what is meant by "FIX". Were there part/s redesign/s and recall/s? No, there hasn't been, to my knowledge.
(high friction load onto very small areas of the camshaft; causing faster and more wear on camshafts) ( best fix being: spread the higher friction loads over greater areas of the camshaft combined with a greater viscosity oil like 5w40)
I have heard of a few cases where VW would either pick up the tab (rare) or if they even did that, a portion. The population was fairly small (but with some significance, so the practical fix was to get the cam R/R'd and use a "non specified" 5w40 oil like Mobil One TDT, or another oil (available Walmart). I have read in such cases the reliability has been very good.
#8720 of 11735 When a company offers diesel,
Apr 02, 2013 (11:59 am)
people will buy them.
The Chattanooga-built Passat continued to deliver strong results with 9,521 units sold and best year-to-date with 25,909 units delivered. In March, 34 percent of the Passatís sold were diesel.
Audi did well with diesel:
Sales mix for Audi TDI clean diesel models finish the month at 23% for the A3 TDI and 26% for Q7 TDI.
#8721 of 11735 Re: When a company offers diesel, [gagrice]
Apr 02, 2013 (11:58 am)
It might be an anomaly due to the end of model year production, but my dealer sold the other diesels within a few weeks of mine, and hasn't received any others. Gassers continue to come and go.
#8722 of 11735 Re: When a company offers diesel, [gagrice]
Apr 02, 2013 (12:11 pm)
VW now has least 5 models that sell a greater minority percentage of diesels. Passat, Jetta, JSW, (station wagon) Golf, Touareg.
It is a bit of a mystery to me why BMW (whille buidling the X 5 and others for WW consumption and the 35D (other diesels also) for the US consumption IN the USA) does not mention the diesel percentage much at all.