The long-term mental effects of breathing calibration fluid fumes & diesel oil fumes maybe to blame for this page or is just the simple fact of getting older & more cynical? Writing this page seemed a good idea at the time but even if the thoughts expressed here do NOT match your own do bear in mind that we are damn good at dealing with diesel injection issues.
Having an opinion these days is something that can very often end with the opinion giver in a spot of hot water, but keeping quiet & 'just taking it' isn't the correct thing to do either (apparently) so I think airing ones stresses & annoyances now & again is healthy.
Topic of the moment:
So as the World (certainly Europe anyway) has it's new agenda of being truly Anti diesel one must now submit to the unrelenting forces that call themselves 'enviromentalists' or 'Climatards' for want of a better description. The task of brainwashing the empty heads is near complete but to aid these 'non free minded' peoples the addition of financial rewards are thrown in. Trade in your 'Earth killer diesel' for a brand new totally non polluting vehicle & we'll give you ££££'s off the price of a new vehicle & other similar deal breakers are total non brainer offers to the total no brainers!!
Despite the fact that diesel engines are one of, if not the main reason for the whole movement of food on our planet & also, effectively 'built' our planet it's job is now done & must now have it's reputation smeared by jobsworths & scientists hellbent on ensuring their salary is justified & sees them through to retirement.
However, we still (& always will) admire the diesel engine in it's glory years & it's dying moments, diesels would not 'die out' or 'give in' as Climatards had hoped, even the torture that diesels suffered from 2001 onwards where they where fitted with common rail systems, DPF's & even glorified piss injection systems, diesels still used their awesome torque to pull them through the sh#t they had been lumbered with! So the climatards had to resort to the one last killer blow, yup, the old 'money talks / blackmail' option of scrapage schemes & new car discounts, brilliant move though a little predictable.
One also can see a bigger picture for the effective 'murder' of diesels, diesels (when serviced correctly) could & very often will achieve mileages well in excess of 200k which petrol vehicles (& in all likelihood electric & hybrids) are very unlikely to ever reach, certainly not without very expensive repair/rebuild costs along the way. These awesome mileages are of no use to car manufactures, what good is a car if it lasts bloody ages??? So clearly the car manufactures are all too happy to move away from vehicles with excellent longevity & build vehicles with a short operating life, the 'disposable' society moves on from TV's & toasters to disposable cars, the World of just making things for 'making things' sake moves up another level!! It has long been proven that the general public will bend over & take what they are given/told with regards to their vehicles (the additional diesel killer blow combo will be a bullsh#t 'enviro tax' that will be applied to diesel fuel ~just you watch!~) but the general public will not accept anyone messing with their foreign holidays, so this will be why no scientist or Climatard have dare say anything about the pollution caused by aeroplanes, riots would ensue if the plane ticket cost was subject to an accurate percentage increase for environmental damage!
All said & done we salute Mr Rudolph Diesel for his awesomeness & hats off to the enduring diesel engine for it's longevity & ability to sustain the crap that climatards threw at it in it's autumn years, whilst the majority of folks are happily brainwashed into being told petrols, hybrids & electric cars are pollution free (total crap) & turned Anti-diesel, Diesel Bob (UK) will be Uncle-diesel because diesels are AWESOME!
Possibly an interesting piece here for anyone not brainwashed, Click here
All the vehicle manufacturers have been fed dreamed up 'emission limits' that all the vehicles they produce must comply with. Figures dreamed up by faceless, nameless goons who's sole purpose is to justify there salaries & perks. The emission limits that have been concocted are utterly unrealistic & cannot be met without massive alterations to a fossil fuel powered vehicle without stupidly complicated exhaust after treatment / filtration systems that will adversely effect long-term engine reliability & running/maintenance costs.
These faceless goons need to back off & accept that the fossil fuel powered vehicle had already met it's emissions output minimum years ago & find some other scapegoats to fund there mission of chasing the impossible………. Impossible?, Many say nothing is 'impossible' so on that basis lets have these goons enforce the emission laws to other sectors that effect the air we all breath. Perhaps they could have an all expenses paid trip to South America, India, Africa & China & stop the use of pollution causing power stations, factories & vehicles? Perhaps they could climb up a few volcanoes & fit DPF's (or would it be a VPF?) over the tops? Lets take all this emissions b*llshit to another level, let these goons ban the use of all vehicles (Worldwide, not just us suckers in the E.U.) that do not comply with the latest emissions figures & let them also ban other emission causing devices & activities, so here is what the lunatics with clip boards need to be doing:
So, in my opinion, VW where fed a whole pile of b*llshit from a large pile of 'b*llshiters' & all VW did was do a little b*llshiting of there own, fighting b*llshit with b*llshit, a whole new spin on things if ever you wanted one.
Talking of b*llshit, I'm pretty sure I heard the word asthma used in the same sentence as the story of VW's 'misdemeanour'. Being a child of the 70's/80's I very clearly remember that when at school two or three children had asthma inhalers out of the 30-32 kids in each class. My own children are now of school age & way over 50% of the kids in each class now have asthma inhalers (Non of my own have inhalers)! Back in the 70's/80's we had proper coal fires, trucks & buses powered by AEC, Leyland & Gardner engines (that only produced zero smoke when they where turned off!) & the emissions bandwagon hadn't even gained motion, let alone pace! So how can this be? The emission reducing mission from the goons has been making dramatic changes for almost 15 years & yet kids of primary school age seem to be more likely to suffer asthma than ever before? Bit of a topic leap here but who remembers bumblebees? Those large bloated insects with large striped bomber jackets that looked too big to fly? Where've they gone? Have those goons gone & wiped out bumblebees? Are the particles of soot from vehicle exhausts now so small that they are causing way more harm than the larger 'visible' particles of yesteryear? The smog from our cities may now be gone, or has it? Is the smog now simply invisible smog that's causing asthma & wiping out bumblebees?
Questions to which I no not the answers, I'm sure those faceless, nameless goons have all the answers, whether they are the correct answers or answers that just sound good will be another area of uncertainty.
I'm sure that once we are all buzzing round on hoverboards & driving hybrid vehicles the goons will be able to retire & say 'job well done', until of course it turns out that the power source for hoverboards & chemicals within battery/hydrogen cells have been found to cause cancer or poisoning of the water supplies, then a whole new generation of goons can obtain a wage by dreaming up numbers & timelines!
Returning to the VW 'scandal', in my opinion VW, 'yah do reet!'
OMG!!! Seriously? It must be a glitch? No way!
VW's sales figures are down???
Are the vast majority of people so utterly brain washed & devoid of there own thoughts that they actually avoided buying a VW because of the media frenzy? People ACTUALLY thought:
'I'm not buying a VW because I read/heard about VW's have been a bit naughty with the software'
So lets look at a few facts:
Are VW's unsafe to drive? NO Is the driver or passengers in mortal danger of the car exploding or catching fire? NO Are the wheels liable to fall off or the brakes stop working? NO Is the steering wheel incorrectly tightened & going to fall off? NO Will driving a VW cause rapid melting of glaciers & ice caps? NO Are the exhaust emissions so dangerously high that they will kill the person behind? NO Are cars built by the VW Company some of the best cars ever built? YES!
One would assume that the people that turned away from buying a VW do not travel abroad on aeroplanes or boats?
The World &, apparently, many of its habitants have gone stark raving MAD!
Next we'll be hearing sausage & bacon is dangerous!!!
Anyone remember the phrase 'the men in white coats will take you away' ? Often used when someone acts a bit crazy? A phrase that suggests the men in white coats are used to restore sanity & order, the World now appears to run by 'men in white coats with clip boards' but these guys must surely be the loonys? Or perhaps it's just me!
Anyway, time for my medication.
We have had a good number of people asking for our advice regarding the recall that VW group are requesting the owners of 'AFFECTED' vehicles to return the vehicles to dealerships for the 'MODIFIED' software to be uploaded.
From the feedback we have received from people who have had there vehicles 'UPDATED' with this revised software our advice is DO NOT have this procedure carried out, we have been given reports of power reduction, torque reduction & a lowered mpg following this revised software being uploaded & to top this off, ONCE THE REVISED SOFTWARE HAS BEEN UPLOADED THE VEHICLE ECU IS LOCKED (which prevents any future alterations) & VW GROUP WILL NOT REVERT THE VEHICLE BACK TO THE EARLIER SOFTWARE.
So unless your dealership will utterly guarantee & ideally, sign a note, stating that the vehicle will perform EXACTLY as it did prior to the revised software being updated, we strongly advise NOT having the update carried out.
Planet saving 'deodorant / anti-perspirant aerosol can' So now we can all do 'our bit' by buying the polar bear friendly mini cans of deodorant? UNBELIEVABLE! The marketing teams for these things must be rolling round in laughter & simultaneously rubbing there hands at the fact that people actually buy them. Spin a little b*llshit about the 'fact' that the can contains the same amount or that you need less & stick it into a smaller package, costs less to make the can & less product inside & all for virtually the same price!! Pure genius or comedy gold depending on your view. I can't wait for the 100% extra versions to hit the shelves.