it was VW, then Mitsubishi, now FIAT and make no mistake about it, the
rest of the car industry is equally guilty of commonsense in the face
of the fanaticism that prevails among the econazis., they just haven't
been caught - yet!
What is going on and what should a poor car owner do?
bureaucrats in the EPA and in Brussels looked up at the ceiling and in
a moment of religious fervor, decided on the emissions levels that they
wanted for carbon burning vehicles, never mind if they were achievable
The engineers in the auto manufacturing groups knew
instantly that these demands of purity could not possibly be achieved
and many questioned the assumption that their petrol burning creations
were even responsible for the the climate change that many doubted even
existed, or had even been proven to a decent level of engineering
(There are so many well documented scandals
concerning the way that beholden so-called scientists have fudged the
figures on global temperature change that their credibility is in
So what did all these practical engineers do?
manipulated their engine management software to give the fanatics what
they think they wanted, at the same time giving the car owner a car
that was not only a lively, responsive thing to drive, but one that
produced spectacular increases in fuel economy.
They should all be awarded a medal for practical commonsense in the face of stupid bureaucratic meddling.
So what now?
It all depends on what you get offered.
you cannot re-licence your car until the software has been modified,
you're screwed and your car will never feel the same again. Both from a
driveability point of view or that of fuel economy.
The last thing you want to do is go anywhere a dealership that insists on changing your engine management soft ware.
If you get offered a cash payment with no strings attached, take it and be happy.
you get offered a buy back, it will be at the depreciated, used car
value, and not what you paid when the car was new. In this case it
comes down to a financial calculation rather than one which directly
concerns the vehicle.
The bottom line is:
NOT HAVE YOU CARS' ENGINE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE MODIFIED UNLESS YOU HAVE
NO OTHER CHOICE, OR UNLESS, YOU'RE A FOAMING AT THE MOUTH ECONUT.
41) In praise of the good old station
44) Future shock,
in you car.
for annual safety
51) The piston
engine is going
to be with us for a very,
very long time.
offs in the car repair
58) Electronic brake force distribution.
- no contest.
Why flushing brake
oil makes sense.
64) When should
I change my oil?
66) W/W antifreeze
68) Recirc A/C
car radiation danger
Fuel saving devices
75) Scheduling appointments.
Modern design of