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Old November 12th, 2008, 19:00   #1
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Its getting cold and I can't seem to locate my block heater cord. Can anyone point me in the general direction to its location?
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Old November 12th, 2008, 19:07   #2
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Unless it's something special for Canada or a cold weather package, there are no block heaters in TDIs.

You can purchase a coolant heater though that works well.
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Old November 12th, 2008, 19:29   #3
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Its getting cold and I can't seem to locate my block heater cord. Can anyone point me in the general direction to its location?
Define block heater. Then we can TRY to look for a cord.
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Old November 12th, 2008, 22:40   #4
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Ask the dealer or previous owner if/where they installed one... when you confirm that you don't have one try www.tdiheater.com
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Old November 13th, 2008, 12:10   #5
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FYI: A frostheater shipped to Canada right now is just over $160 cdn. Mine is in transit. http://www.frostheater.com/
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Old November 13th, 2008, 15:52   #6
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I installed mine this week and can not believe I ever lived without one! Plus, very easy install.
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 07:59   #7
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hello Racing_Rush - no block heater on the TDI - the dealers may install an oil pan heater - if so check for the cord at either front lower corner zap strapped to the lower grill - previous owner may have added an in line coolant heater as listed above
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 19:36   #8
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Thanks for all the replys, I have changed my own oil so I know there isn't a oil pan heater. I guess I will have to put an antifreeze heater. I am also thinking of adding a second battery in the trunk any thoughts?
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Old November 22nd, 2008, 19:45   #9
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Run the wires inside the car, not outside. Otherwise you could electrify your rear axle and melt your hand brake cable: .http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=229903
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 09:37   #10
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i put a zero start in my A5 yesterday bought the heater from greggs for about $60-70 easy to install hung it off of the LS frame bolt and ran the hose over top of the frame and under the air box im in edmonton if you want to see what i did
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Old November 23rd, 2008, 13:03   #11
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i put a zero start in my A5 yesterday bought the heater from greggs for about $60-70 easy to install hung it off of the LS frame bolt and ran the hose over top of the frame and under the air box im in edmonton if you want to see what i did
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Old November 24th, 2008, 03:11   #12
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I have a factory installed.....plug? block heater?

Bought mine 06 Jetta TDI in Winnipeg, always had it.....i assumed it was a block heater.....could be oilpan heater....

When it's plugged and i start it in the cold....i.e. -9, -10 C.......i get engine temp reading (it moves up)

It sticks out the left front grille....i tuck it away in the summer....it can hardly be seen.

The car does not like the cold here....and anything around 0....i plug it in......it has harsh starts otherwise....(even for a diesel)

FYI. I'm in Edmonton.

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Old November 24th, 2008, 17:35   #13
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there are no frost plugs on the engine unless the dealer put a circ. heater in it is a pan heater.I will take pics on the weekend and post them works good car was 70 degrees this morning
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