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
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.
1994 Jetta 1.8 2000 Jetta TDI, 2005 Jetta 2.0, 2010 Tiguan 2.0 TFSI 4Motion
Everytime you post a picture with PhotoBucket, a TDI gets below 30MPG.
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 http://ns.istop.com/~benadine/zerostart.htm
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.