I keep the fan at 3 at the very minimum.
Otherwise a layer of ice will build up on the windshield and I can't see.
I wouldn't suggest not using a block heater at -35 though. That cold is tough on engines.
What kind of block heater do our cars have? Is it a circulating heater? Seems to work well.
I have a highway commute but still, it barely moves the gauge at -38. At -20 or so it's perfectly normal.
Maybe 30 minutes of run time just isn't enough.
I'm parking the wagon until it warms up. It barely moved off cold.
It's fine at -20 but its -38 today and it just isn't designed for this kind of temperature.
I have a Ranger I can drive in the depths of winter.
Minus 37 this morning. With the 30 kmh wind it was -55 wind chill for us living things.
Anyway, the TDI fired right up. But the temp gauge moved only off cold on my 30 km commute. Not much heat.
This is my first winter with the 2013 Sportwagen. Am I in danger of excess crankcase moisture? I was...
It was -17 on the way home. Plenty of heat.
This morning it was -32 and the heat was poor. The temp gauge moved about halfway to 190 then stopped.
This is a winter front issue. I need to block the cold blast of highway air. At -32 the heat loss on the highway will be to much for the engine to...
Winter isn't even here yet and I'm complaining about the lack of heat.
I have my 2013 TDI wagon plugged in on my timer so it starts instantly but a 10 mile highway run into the city and another 7 miles of city driving barely move the needle off cold.
It's not the heater core as it heats very...
It's starting to freeze in the morning and that got me thinking about additives for the winter.
On my Ford 6.7's I have only used the Ford additive which is a demulsifier/cetane boost and anti gel.
Since VW does not recommend an additive, and the filter housing has no drain, is anyone finding...
Airbox screws question
I recently bought a new air filter for my 2013 wagon with 29000 miles. I removed all the fasteners holding the top of the airbox down and removed the filter only to find it was recently replaced.
Anyway, when I reinstalled the screws it seems like some will only fasten...
All I plan on doing is plugging it in like any other diesel I've ever had.
We had over a month last year where it never got above -30. I put the biggest battery I could find in it already with the factory blanket installed.
I will use Ford anti gel cetane boost.