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What to do if refueled with bad gasoline or diesel fuel

What to do if refueled with bad gasoline or diesel fuel

Every motorist at least once in his life faced with the problem of low-quality gasoline or diesel fuel. Alas, this is not so rare. What to do if refueled with bad gasoline or diesel fuel?

How to understand that gas or diesel is bad?

If you poured low-quality gasoline or diesel fuel into the tank, this may not occur immediately. It all depends on the fuel level in the tank. There are times when only after driving away from the gas station for twenty or more kilometers, you understand that you got bad gasoline: the engine starts to troit and refuses to start.

But at first some drivers do not even associate problems with the engine with low-quality fuel, because a decent amount of time has passed after refueling. But in vain. Often it is in bad fuel.

Some motorists throw checks immediately after refueling. This categorically does not need to be done. With a check, you can justify your claims to the gas station if you suddenly have problems due to low-quality fuel.

Bad fuel problems – what to do?

If the motor does not gain speed, a metallic knock is heard, you need to stop immediately. In the event that you refuel recently, we recommend that you return to the gas station and report what happened. Demand a fuel analysis. An expert from the laboratory should take fuel samples at the gas station and from the tank of your car. At the same time, witnesses must be present.

A mobile laboratory will perform this analysis very quickly – in about 20 minutes. So the time you spend is not very much.

In the event that the analysis fixes low-quality fuel, the repair of your car will pay for the gas station. In any case, these are the rules..

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How to complain about gas stations

It is possible to prove the fault of a gas station in case of engine problems due to poor-quality fuel, although this will take a lot of time and will take a lot of energy. At the gas station they can say that everything is in order, so an independent examination will be needed. The dealership should, based on the results of a technical examination, give a written opinion that the engine was damaged due to low-quality fuel. During the examination, a representative of the gas station must also be present.

If the gas station refuses to pay for the repair, then you will have to file a lawsuit. In this case, checks, witnesses, and even video recordings from cameras will come in handy..

But remember, if the court does not agree with your arguments, then you will have to pay for not only the engine repair, but also the cost of the forensic examination and, possibly, other costs.


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Volkswagen Passat Wagon Diesel – Overview and Specifications

Volkswagen Passat wagon diesel – description and design features

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Review of the car Volkswagen Passat station wagon diesel

In 1998, at the Detroit Auto Show, the German concern Volkswagen introduced its new Volkswagen Passat B4 station wagon to a wide range of motorists. Regarding the changes in the exterior, we can say that the manufacturer decided to emphasize a lot of the general versatility with other auto brands, that is, the modernization of the appearance can not be called significant. While maintaining the same wheelbase length, the German manufacturer managed to make the Volkswagen Passat station wagon diesel car a little longer, and thereby he supported the trend adopted by the concern to increase the size of each new generation of the car. But in everything else, the body remained unchanged and is characterized by a sloping low roof, sharply littered rear pillars and a short-tail luggage compartment. With all this, many experts say that the appearance of the car has become less recognizable and original, however, everyone recognizes the fact that the Volkswagen Passat diesel station wagon remains more original than the general line of cars of this brand.

To preserve the “family” features, the station wagon received adaptive optics with a proprietary “boomerang” of LEDs. An updated bumper also appeared, it is installed along with a chrome trim for foglights and a set of additional diffusers. The creators decided to emphasize the fast and dynamic appearance of the machine with the help of alloy wheels, moreover, 17-inch wheels are regularly installed, but optionally you can order larger wheels.

Established auto Volkswagen Passat V4 station wagon equipped with rain and light sensors, dual-zone climate control, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, proprietary audio system and full power accessories. For the safety of this car is responsible for the lane control system, emergency driver alerts, front and side airbags, an adaptive cruise control system along with emergency braking and other electronic assistants.

From a structural point of view, the Volkswagen Passat B4 station wagon has not changed. The engine range includes two turbodiesels with a capacity of 170 and 140 hp. volume of 2.0 liters and three gasoline units with a capacity of 300, 210 and 160 “horses”. All engines except the top gasoline are installed in conjunction with a 7-speed automatic transmission or 6-speed “mechanics” and can have all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive transmission. 300 – a powerful gasoline engine is paired with a 7-band robotic gearbox.

Diesel engines installed on the Volkswagen Passat B4 station wagon received Blue Motion technology and Stop / Start system.


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Tuning gas 3307 – overview and technical specifications of the diesel version of the truck

Tuning gas 3307 – description and features

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Tuning and technical specifications of the diesel version of the GAZ 3307

The fourth generation of the family of medium-tonnage cars was made at the turn of the 80s – 90s by the Gorky Automobile Plant; they were GAZ 3307 cars, which are easy-to-maintain, universal flatbed trucks, which is why they managed to gain popularity among motorists. The popularity was added by the fact that spare parts for GAZ 3307 could be found in any car market in abundance, in addition, the novelty could be used for a wide range of works due to its good technical characteristics, therefore, tuning of GAZ 3307 is usually aimed only at eliminating factory shortcomings and defects.

The modern cab of the GAZ 3307 truck turned out to be quite comfortable and convenient, it is designed for two people. The driver’s seat is adjustable for the angle of the backrest and in the horizontal plane. All controls are located very conveniently and access to them was not limited. Additional comfort is provided by the heating and ventilation system..

To ensure the efficiency of the 4.5-ton truck, a 125-horsepower gasoline carburetor engine was produced, but it was quite voracious, as a result of which the manufacturer thought about installing a diesel more economical power unit. The GAZ 3307 diesel truck was received in 1992 when a batch of trucks with a 136-horsepower Japanese engine was produced in a limited edition. After that, the leadership of the Gorky Automobile Plant decides to establish diesel production at its own plant, as a result of which a 4-cylinder engine was produced. Only here is the GAZ 3307 dump truck, this diesel engine has not already been received, they began to install it on the GAZ 3309 car, which differed from the 3307 model only in the air intake pipe and the modified power unit.

In 2006, the GAZ 3307 received a new 4-cylinder diesel engine, consuming 18-20 liters of fuel and an exterior, such can be said the tuning of the GAZ 3307 car became quite successful, which affected the demand of this truck equipped with a very reliable and simple five-speed manual gearbox. Well, the truck also adds to the availability of spare parts for GAZ 3307 cars.

Both the front and rear suspensions of the GAZ 3307 are spring dependent. Brakes with hydraulic booster and hydraulic drum-type drive. Dry single-plate clutch. The adhesion of the truck wheels to the road on poor-quality surfaces is poor, the reason for this is the lack of rear shock absorbers.


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Is it worth it to rinse the engine with diesel fuel before changing the oil

Is it worth it to rinse the engine with diesel fuel before changing the oil

Is it worth it to rinse the engine with diesel fuel before changing the oil

All the pros and cons of the old method.


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Should I opt for a diesel car?

Is it worth it to opt for a diesel car?

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Today, a large number of foreign and other media outlets talking about the production and repair of cars are engaged in the study of the global automotive industry. This kind of research often gives quite interesting and unpredictable results, which are constantly discussed by many experts..

Similar studies have been carried out more than once in the diesel car market. It is worth clarifying that the news of a tendency to a noticeable decrease in the volume of production of machines of this class for some is very unexpected. Almost simultaneously, a large number of manufacturers of diesel cars reduced the number of cars produced. Of course, experts in the analytical sphere foresaw this fact, but not very quickly.

In fact, the main reason for the decline in production of these machines is extremely commonplace – in all countries, the cost of diesel fuel has grown significantly. Currently, the price of a diesel engine is almost equal to the cost of regular gasoline, in this regard, owners of diesel cars began to actively sell their vehicles in order to get a car with a gasoline engine. This state of affairs has contributed to a significant decrease in diesel engine sales..

It should be noted that second-hand diesel car sales also declined. eg. Now it has become almost impossible to profitably sell such a vehicle. The situation is also aggravated by the factor that the price of maintenance and inspection of a diesel-type car is much higher than cars with a gasoline engine.

But, diesel cars have a lot of advantages. For example, a diesel-type machine has an efficiency greater by 10-12 percent than the index of an engine running on gasoline. This is a pretty significant difference. In this case, it is impossible not to say about trucks, in which the efficiency reaches 50 percent. In addition to everything else, diesel fuel is characterized by much lower combustibility, respectively, for diesel engines, fire safety standards, as a rule, are set slightly lower.

The advantages of diesel cars include the fact that they have great reliability and are not particularly picky. Modern diesel cars are equipped with special electronic systems that can automatically adjust the amount of oxygen contained in the mixture. However, such engines need high-quality fuel. But a high efficiency fully pays for all expenses.

So, from all the above, we can conclude: if the cost of diesel fuel does not decrease in the near future, then gasoline cars will have a “lead” in this “race”. However, preliminary forecasts of specialists leave much to be desired – the price of gasoline and diesel fuel will increase almost simultaneously.