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Old November 22nd, 2007, 08:11   #1
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I have limited numbers of TDI inline heaters (Original VW Approved) VW sells these heaters in Europe as OEM and now they start to sell them in Canada.

It is rated at 550W. Small unit fits without problem. No need to buy extra hoses.

Best of all they are made by Calix AB a Swedish company (Made in Sweden).

Please note: It is not recommended to leave heater on for more than 3 hours. Calix is not responsible for any damage caused by improper installation or prolonged usage of this unit. (Lawyer's talk) Use a Timer.

Price: $169 plus applicable taxes













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Old November 22nd, 2007, 09:37   #2
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That's a tad bit on the expensive side, I know it's alot more OEM then the CT heater, but for that price, use TDI guys are a little more fruggle, LOL

or atleast I am.
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 09:42   #3
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Yeah, but frugal and VW dealership don't match at all. Whether it's 1400 for the TB job, 1100 for brakes, a couple grand for wheels and tires, there's always better ways to spend your money then at the dealer *and it's probably 800 to 900 installed at the dealership, too. But then, some people take their time, read all they can, and consider every option available, while some people will just buy their computers from Futureshop, right?

I'm more concerned about that 550 watt rating- doesn't seem all that high, when you consider that a lot of people run 1500s in their cars with seemingly no ill effects.

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Old November 22nd, 2007, 11:44   #4
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Looks like a very clean and easy install though. Snip, glug glug glug, #@%!, trip to the dealer for some more coolant and you're set. Not that the Zerostart isn't much harder, but still.
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 11:50   #5
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Niice. I like my frost heater. But I'm also a stickler for keeping things 100% OEM. I try to avoid cutting wires when possible no splices what ever.

Looks clean.
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 12:28   #6
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Yeah, it is a nice piece, I agree and would probably buy it for 100 even, not 169 WO/T.

550 watt isn't that big of deal, just means it takes longer to do the same job.

Like PT said they suggest 3 hours, whereas the zerostart take 1 from what I've heard.

1500 compared to 550 makes sense it would take about 3 hour to heat up.

the wattage rating is just a power rating nothing more. I think this unit would be nice.

Maybe PT could give a member a special price to buy and he/she could chat it up, hint, hint, wink, wink, LOL
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 13:06   #7
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What you have to realize is that this is a quality item. Some people are willing to spend more money on an item that is made in Europe.

Unfortunately I can not go lower on the price. It is a VW OEM item. I think dealer price is $260
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 13:55   #8
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that is the heater that I have, here is a link if you want to see it installed pretty slick unit, I paid around 169 last year.

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...=195368&page=3
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 14:10   #9
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if you dont like the price, dont post a message. You either shutup or buy.
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 17:13   #10
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This is the exact unit they gave me in the warranty replacement of the oil pan heater that almost caught on fire 2 years ago. Easy install, came with good instruction. I could swear mine is rated 650w but maybe i am getting too old... Mine is typically plugged in for no more than 3 hours and it does a great job at -30*C. OK, i don't have instant warm air coming out of the blower, but it does not take long after I leave home. I don't regreat it at all.
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 17:17   #11
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My bad, cheers on a great item
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My bad, cheers on a great item

hehehehe. Don't be such a push over.
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 19:09   #13
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redneck meet maxima in the parking lot after school!!
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Old November 22nd, 2007, 19:34   #14
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Nice...after not having one for 7 years...damm scottish blood...Still, I only had a problem once in Quebec, and it was -35....a trouble light over the fuel filter, and charger on for 1/2 an hour, and I was off...I agree with the power stuff, all you have to do is keep the heavy frost out of the engine.

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Old November 22nd, 2007, 22:03   #15
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What you have to realize is that this is a quality item. Some people are willing to spend more money on an item that is made in Europe.

Unfortunately I can not go lower on the price. It is a VW OEM item. I think dealer price is $260
Nobody was saying anything about qualityrice PT. Yours are OE quality, they're available, and they're from a source that most of us would rather give our money to than a stealership for less money (and I'd bet that the dealers would charge a boatload more with install, which they'll always try to push on you).

Personally, I think it's awesome that you make so much stuff available to us. Options rule.

Know what'd be great? A "Should've come with the car" package, i.e. a skidplate, a scangauge, a coolant heater and oil pan heater wired up to the same plug, a vag-com, and a bentley manual all in one... Maybe a "Mod Stage 1.5+ Prep Package" including boost and pyro with senders and a column or pillar pod, a clutch, and a boostvalve--- packages for multiple products that almost everyone wants and are sort of related.
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