Video: VW announce fix for EA189 diesel engines

Video: VW announce fix for EA189 diesel engines

machineVolkswagen has released a short YouTube video detailing how it will bring its EA 189 diesel engines back into compliance with U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations.

The EA 189s are the 1.6-litre and 2-litre turbodiesel engines affected by the diesel cheat software that has seen more than 8.5 million cars recalled in Germany alone.

The fix is a simple one according to Engadget.Com. It says technicians just have to fit a flow transformer onto the mass air sensor housing assembly.

In layman terms, vehicle technicians have to place a little plastic tube outfitted with a grate, known as a flow transformer, over the mass air sensor that regulates the car’s fuel injection system.

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 flow transformer will calm and stabilise the airflow before it hits the sensor, resulting in more accurate readings.

Technicians will also have to update the car’s firmware though, but according to the video, the entire installation and update process shouldn’t take more than an hour.

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