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Old 10-21-2010, 09:51 AM   #82 (permalink)
Piwoslaw
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The block heater finally arrived



From the instructions it appears that it is not mounted in the block's freeze holes, but there is a special port for it in a plastic coolant housing behind the engine. This technically makes it a coolant heater, but also eases installation.

Yesterday I installed a piece of coroplast between the radiator and intercooler.



This supplements the two-part grille block and should allow cooler air into the cylinder while keeping the engine warm.

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Originally Posted by euromodder View Post
Does it require ECU inputs (did you see wiring running to/from it ?) , or is it working all the time ?
If it's always-on, it may be possible - wether it'd pay for itself is another matter.
The EGR/coolant heat exchanger has no wires, so it's the easiest mod (unless cooling the recirculated exhaust gasses will make a sensor somewhere else go bonkers). It looks like this:



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Originally Posted by Arragonis View Post
For these (and other) reasons we specifically avoided a DPF on Mrs A's TDI.
I'm sure that a DPF in Mr A's ride would be kept quite clean...
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