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Old October 24th, 2019, 13:43   #31
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If you put the correct oil in, it is a 5w30. It will be everywhere of importance in the engine within 15 seconds of cranking / running - even when if it is -50F outside.
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Now 5 speed manual and onto 500,000 miles + !
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Old October 26th, 2019, 23:08   #32
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well the system seems to work well enough. just going to pretty it up before posting pictures.
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Old October 27th, 2019, 21:01   #33
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I ran my TDI in Duluth one winter (Sep - Apr) with no block heating elements at all. I had zero issues.
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Old October 31st, 2019, 06:22   #34
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Quite a few years ago I had a 94 golf turbo diesel.
I spent some winter time in Winnipeg. It’s always cold and windy there.
I’d never had to plug the car in before. I’d also never had fuel felling before.
I was likely running 15w40 for oil hence my issues.
Then I lost my overnight plug in. And the day time one at work...
So I got a piece of stove pipe with an elbow, the burner from my deep fryer, a 20# tank of propane and would pre heat with this thing roaring away under the car on the side of the street. Winnipeg being the car theft capitol of Canada at the time..... no one bothered my old beast. Even the walkers and joggers avoided it! 20 min of preheat was enough for it to light off.
Fuel additive was also necessary to prevent the jelling. Maybe the fuel stations hadn’t got winterized fuel yet. -30, -40 is not easy on anything.
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Old November 4th, 2019, 05:27   #35
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Originally Posted by Thunder Chicken View Post
Winnipeg being the car theft capitol of Canada at the time..
Dont think much has changed, had my passenger window put out twice by meth heads looking for money. In past 3 years, coupled with 2 hit and runs and 3 rear end accidents. My poor 2014 jetta has been through alot! -30 to -40 temps is not one of them now.
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