31 Mar VW fix
Volkswagen has released a fix for their affected engines of the EPA Diesel Scandal. According the Endgadget the EA 189s are the 1.6- and 2-liter diesel engines at the heart of the company’s recent emissions scandal that has seen more than 8.5 million cars recalled in Germany alone.
Engadget also reports further that the fix is actually really simple. Technicians just have to fit a flow transformer onto the mass air sensor housing assembly. This means that technicians have to stick a little plastic tube outfitted with a grate (the “flow transformer”) over the thing that regulates the car’s fuel injection (the “mass air sensor”). This sensor does its job by measuring how much air is moving through the intake manifold and adjusts the amount of fuel being injected into the cylinders accordingly.
The grate will calm and stabilize the airflow before it hits the sensor, resulting in more accurate readings.
Technicians will also have to update the car’s firmware. Watch this video for more information on the installation and update process, which doesn’t take more than an hour. As for their 3-liter engines, VW says they can get by with a software update alone.
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