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VW MKVII-Mk7 Golf family including Golf Wagon (~ 2015 +) Discussions area for the Mk7 (2015+) Golf and Golf Wagon TDIs based on the MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) platform.

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Old January 13th, 2015, 21:45   #1
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I live where temps drop to -20F very often and drop to -40F on occasion. Temps are straight air temps no wind chill. With that said should I get the frost heater? JSW has started fine at -22F. I posted this in the wrong group put cant seem to delete this or move it. If some one could move it I'd appreciate it thanks.

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Old January 13th, 2015, 22:16   #2
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It will make it far easier for your car to start on the coldest of days, provide faster warmup, and quicker cabin heat. I use mine every day the temps are below freezing for those reasons.

If you are ok with the cost, and logistically you can plug it in every day and setup some form of a timer to control it, then I highly recommend one! Is it necessary? No. Is it nice to have? Most certainly.
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Old January 14th, 2015, 04:53   #3
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There is less wear and tear starting an engine that is warm. My fuel mileage does not drop off in cold weather as much when I use my heater. It is a nice safety advantage to have defrosters working and not having to wait for 5 or 10 miles before the engine makes enough heat to be effective. And finally, my old body sure likes having heat in the cabin even with the electric seats.
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Old October 28th, 2017, 06:57   #4
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This is the only FrostHeater post that came up in a search of the Mk7 forum.

Who’s installed a FrostHeater in their Mk7? Any raves or regrets? Any reason I shouldn’t order one today?
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Old October 28th, 2017, 07:26   #5
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I was just thinking about this too. Blue_Hen_TDI beat me to it. I have been considering a FrostHeater since I started considering a TDI. Now after living with the TDI, I don't think I need one, but I think it would be nice to have for faster warmup and defrost.

I won't re-ask Blue_Hen_TDI's questions, but I'll add one: Does the Mk7 version heat both the block coolant loop and the head/heater core loop, or just one of the loops?
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Old October 28th, 2017, 19:20   #6
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I read in a few places that with the MK7, it is not really needed. That said, in a place like the upper Northeast, Michigan, North Dakota, ETC, I would definitely consider it.

It has been touching 30, and low 40's early morning here and my GSW seems to warm up really fast, on par with gasoline cars.
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Old November 1st, 2017, 15:07   #7
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I won't re-ask Blue_Hen_TDI's questions, but I'll add one: Does the Mk7 version heat both the block coolant loop and the head/heater core loop, or just one of the loops?
Ive been down that road. Terry's emails are not helpful. You need to buy one to get any information.

750watts for 2hrs a day a month raised my bill under $15. Worth it with the 09, as daycare was under 7 miles, so the kids didn't freeze dropping them off.

Unfortunately I don't have heated seats in this new rig

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Old November 2nd, 2017, 09:41   #8
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Ordered one from IDPARTS yesterday, backordered for they say two weeks. I park in a relatively warm garage at home. At work it's 12 hours in up to -40F temps a few times a winter. There are parking spots that have 120V outlets for car heaters. First come first serve though. As an aside. I tried to directly order from the Frost Heater website but my PC antivirus wasn't having any part of that website.
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Thanks, good info. I also just got in line for one.
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Old November 2nd, 2017, 18:04   #10
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Is frost heater better than the factory block heater that TDI's come with?
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Old November 2nd, 2017, 18:45   #11
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I think only you Canadian's get a factory block heater. I would think it's sufficient.
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Old November 3rd, 2017, 11:57   #12
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Hey, somebody bite the bullet and make a YouTube video when they install their Frostheater, mmkay? I want to know what landmines I'll have to avoid. I watched a MkVI how-to video and it doesn't look too bad.
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Old November 3rd, 2017, 19:08   #14
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Ordered one from ID Parts late today, ships Monday.

Enjoy having one on the 05, seems like a good idea for the 15 as well.
Set it on a timer for an hour or three before leaving for work. Plenty warm right out the driveway and engine finishes warming up quite quickly.
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Shipped and left Massachusetts yesterday. So much for a two week back order.
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