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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old December 20th, 2008, 15:40   #1
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Default 2000 vw tdi block heater

I have a 2000 Vw tdi jetta and it has no block heater anything over -27 degrees celcius and with the wind its making it even colder on the car It wont start it just turns over and wont fire up . There is no block heater on the car what are my cheapest options for helping these cold starts as i am sellign the car in a month or two? thanks for any help
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Old December 20th, 2008, 20:17   #2
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Old December 21st, 2008, 13:57   #3
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There are no frost plugs in the TDI engine block. That means no block heater.

The TDI heater is a great way to heat up the coolant on those cold nights. I chose the cheaper route and bought a ZeroStart heater from Canadian Tire and installed it myself with nothing but $6 worth of coolant hose.

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Old December 23rd, 2008, 20:40   #4
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I also installed a zerostart heater in the water lines. It was very easy maybe 2 hours worth. I bought the heater from Gregg Distributers for $60.00 plus a hose for $20.00 and 1 gallon of antifreeze. I followed the instructions on this link

I love this heater !!!!
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 19:53   #5
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I installed my own circulating heater from parts also, heater bought at autoparts store the rest at Canadian Tire. Cost around $70CDN. If you PM me I can give you part # from Canadian Tire. Took about 1/2 hour to install.
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