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Old October 9th, 2019, 10:38   #1
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Default Need a device to block off the front grille in the Winter

Hey all, I am looking for a device such as a tarp or something that will block off the front grille or portions of the front grille for my TDI. I am currently using the pipe insulation trick and it does help but it doesn't look good and I think I can do better with the heating up the engine if I had an actual product.

Can anyone steer me in the right direction here?
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Old October 9th, 2019, 11:37   #2
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Frost heater

Idparts sells them, they also have winter fronts for the grill

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Old October 9th, 2019, 20:54   #3
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My experience has been the A4 tdi's really struggle to put out heat in winter. Even with radiator covers and Frostheaters. The B5.5 don't seem to be a problem but still like Frostheaters
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Old October 10th, 2019, 03:21   #4
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I have a cardboard cut out that I put in front of my radiator every winter. I helps a lot. My temperatures used to drop when I would drive locally, it no longer does this after adding the cardboard cut out.

A frost heater would be a great addition as well to keep your engine warm overnight.
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Old October 10th, 2019, 06:52   #5
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You really only need to run the frost heater for 3 hours before you leave... it's a waste of energy to run it all night...

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Veteran members posting questions in the for sale section? Some of you old timmers must really be on your last leg here lol
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