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The only modification on my diesel is tinted windows, it really doesn't need anything else.
 

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Aussie, I appreciate that you are such a proponent of diesel BUT you have an entirely different engine mostly devoid of DEF tanks, DPFs, and SCRs correct? Really an entirely different beast if you work in the diesel industry (as I do) and understand the effects these components have on the operational efficiency as well as overall economy of a modern diesel. Increases in power, while nice, is secondary to me.
The diesel in the Aussie Cruze meets Euro IV emission standard and has a self cleaning Particulate filter that is claimed to last the life of the car. We have used some kind of emission equipment on our cars since the mid sixties, every new model gets a little more. This is in a country as big as the main part of the US and yet has a population of only 23 million. Apart from the cities it seems a bit over the top to me?
 

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We have the same requirements here on larger vehicles, small engines like the Cruze have found a way to be clean and not give off that diesel smell without Urea. I am sure that will change in the future, but for now at least I can carry a real spare tyre which is important to me even though I hope it never gets used. I was looking at a Holden website and in it they said that part of the service was to see if the repair kit was out of date. You have to change it even if unused. Glad I got a spare instead.
 

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Needs.......tune!
I was told by the Holden Salesman that he knew where I could get a "chip and tune" which would lift the engine from 120kw to 160kw for a reasonable price, but I wondered what this would do to my auto and warranty so I was not really interested.
 
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