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Old November 25th, 2004, 14:21  
Darren_J
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Join Date: May 2001
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
TDI(s): MK 4 TDI
Default TDI heater vs. Zerostart avail. @ Canadian Tire???

OK, after seeing these posts I called Temro themselves to verify and spoke to a fellow named Michael in the engineering dept.

Temro (Zerostart) (And TDIHeater) 3305000 series rectangular tank circulation heaters PN 3305001(750W), 3305002(1000W), 3305003(1500W) DO NOT HAVE any type of check valve whatsover.

41 series heavy duty circulation heaters DO NOT HAVE a check valve.

8000 series cylindrical circulation heaters DO HAVE a check valve. PN 3308001(750W),3308002(1000W),3308003(1500W)

The only thing that TDIHeater does is use a custom hose (meaning trimmed up a bit) on top of the heater to eliminate the 2 hoses being coupled together, and I happen to have the heater and hose in my hands at this moment that I sourced locally at Acklands-Grainger. There is a bracket included in the heater kit along with hose clamps etc. I found out that the upper 1 pc. hose is used OEM on 10 different Ford and KIA vehicles. It can be found under NAPA + Carquest PN 10785, AC Delco 18044L, Gates 18785, Dayco 71678 etc. You can ask for a heater hose for a 1983 Ford Mustang 4 cyl Turbo and it will be the same hose, just needs to be trimmed on the ends a bit.



Heater $50-75, Hose $18-22,(CDN Funds). Canucks, that's all you need. I hope this clarifies it once and for all.

PS. Canadian Tire has them under PN 30-3295-8 for the 1000w Heater and PN 30-3296-6 for the 1500w Heater. If they don't stock it on the shelves ask someone at the autoparts desk to order one using the PN.





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