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Old 01-23-2021, 01:04 PM   #22 (permalink)
Isaac Zachary
High Altitude Hybrid
 
Join Date: Dec 2020
Location: Gunnison, CO
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Avalon - '13 Toyota Avalon HV
90 day: 38.98 mpg (US)

Prius - '06 Toyota Prius
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Originally Posted by COcyclist View Post
My buddy did this to his TDI and his biggest complaint is how long it takes to get heat into the cabin.
Oooofff! I remember how terrible the heat was in my non-turbo non-tdi 1.6L VW diesel. I could warm up the engine (only took like half an hour) and then go turn on the heater and just watch the needle slowly drop and after a while the heater was blowing cool air. And that was even driving around town with a new high-temp thermostat (that I had changed several times thinking it was the problem). Only cruising along the highway would keep the engine warm enough to warm the inside of the car during the winter.
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