Saturday 3 December 2016

VW is to start on 1.6-litre engines 'in weeks'

Published 09/11/2016 | 02:30

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The Volkswagen Group here will begin applying fixes to thousands of cars with 1.6-litre diesel engines, affected by the emissions scandal, within the next two to three weeks.

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The way was cleared for them to do so - and for millions of those affected worldwide - after approval of the 'technical solutions' by the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA).

It means the official go-ahead has now been given for all sizes of EA 189 TDI engines.

Fixes for 1.2-litre and 2-litre diesel vehicles affected have already been cleared and work continues on them.

In all, 115,000 diesel vehicles were caught up in the emissions scandal in Ireland.

The 2-litre TDIs require just a software update, with work taking half an hour.

Work on the 1.2 TDI engines also takes only 30 minutes or so.

But 1.6-litre TDI engines involve both software and hardware upgrades and take an hour to sort out.

The hardware involves fitting a new 'flow transformer' to help better regulate how fuel and air are burned in the engine.

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