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Got an email asking me to register for the webinar :) I'm all set for tomorrow at 12 noon EST.

Understanding Volkswagen's TDI Diesel Technology

Live Event Date/Time: June 10, 2010 at 12:00 PM EDT

This webcast is an overview of Volkswagen's TDI Diesel Technology for automotive service repair professionals. The discussion will include a look at diesel compression ignition, an overview of TDI technology, and TDI maintenance tips.


Larry Silvey
Editorial Director
Advanstar Automotive Group


Dan Planz
Technical Resource Specialist

Tony Martin
Motor Age Diesel Technology Expert and ASE Master Tech

This is a FREE streaming audio Webcast and does not require a phone line.

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It won't be archived until June 11. First, thanks to quailallstar for posting this.

There wasn't much technical information and I don't recall who was saying what but there were 3 presenters and only a few slides. The most interesting bit of information was that the closed loop engine mangement used the glow plug pressure sensors (new for common rail TDI engines) to detect fuel cetane level and adjust accordingly.

One guy noted concern that if it occured, fuel cavitation or air in the fuel lines could damage the high pressure fuel pump. Nothing was noted about the worries about HPFP being damaged, wear, lack of lubricity, water, or the engine stumbling. I submitted a question but it wasn't answered. They said they got a lot of questions.

One of the presenters said that an oil activated piston oil was operating the VNT vane actuator but that is wrong: the current VNT actuator is vacuum powered like before (and I think it even uses the same turbo as the last engine but with high boost) and electric on the 3.0L CATA engines (not sure). If that's the case it gives you an idea of how specific and accurate the info was for Volkswagens. There may be other cars like powerstroke that do this but I don't think it's not like that on the 2.0L CBEA or CJAA TDI engines.

Oh, and if you have a pacemaker, don't lean your chest across the engine bay. It probably has to do with the electrical field generated from the injectors. Either that or I'm guessing your heart will explode and diesel fuel will come pouring out.
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