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Old 10-17-2013, 06:34 PM   #1
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Default Winter diesel additive??

Unfortunately the cold weather is coming- when I picked up my TDI from the dealer in Wisconsin I asked if they recommended any additive for the really cold weather figuring that would have really been an issue there. I used to use a Ford additive during the winter for my previous F-250 diesel.
To my surprise they said not necessary. Kind of surprised- anyone else in the cold weather going to do anything special?? Will it take any longer to start if it's been sitting outside for a while when REALLY cold? It will be sitting in a heated garage at night, but will be sitting outside during the day at work... (no glow plugs as far as I know...)
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Glow plugs ....yes sir, they are much faster and efficient than on the f250, plus there is less cylinder area to heat. It took me a while to understand that there is no plug ..... not even an option for an external block heater.

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(no glow plugs as far as I know...)
Diesel engine without GLOW PLUGS ?????

Who told you that or where you read ?

All diesel engine in the Audi have glow plugs.

These are the glow plugs which are installed in your the engine

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PS: Read the Owner's Manual, page 18 or 19
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it'll take a second when you hit the starter button and you'll see a weird light on the dash but after that, it will start right up, no questions asked.
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Lots of good info. on TDI engines here:

http://www.tdiclub.com/
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Thanks for the info on glow plugs (shoulda known that!), but what about the winter fuel???
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Thanks for the info on glow plugs (shoulda known that!), but what about the winter fuel???
If a fuel meets Audi standards you do not need additive.
Ask AA list of vendors whose diesel meets the standards
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Unfortunately the cold weather is coming- when I picked up my TDI from the dealer in Wisconsin I asked if they recommended any additive for the really cold weather figuring that would have really been an issue there. I used to use a Ford additive during the winter for my previous F-250 diesel.
To my surprise they said not necessary. Kind of surprised- anyone else in the cold weather going to do anything special?? Will it take any longer to start if it's been sitting outside for a while when REALLY cold? It will be sitting in a heated garage at night, but will be sitting outside during the day at work... (no glow plugs as far as I know...)
don't worry about the cold weather. If 18wheel trucks running on diesel runs fine throughout 360days. you shouldn't have any issues. Diesel engines needs the glow plugs. Below is a link for your reference. You can always google on facts about diesel engines.

http://www.boschautoparts.com/BAP_Te...ugTechGd08.pdf
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don't worry about the cold weather. If 18wheel trucks running on diesel runs fine throughout 360days. you shouldn't have any issues. Diesel engines needs the glow plugs. Below is a link for your reference. You can always google on facts about diesel engines.

http://www.boschautoparts.com/BAP_Te...ugTechGd08.pdf
You can not compare the heavy trucks with luxury cars
Truck engines have different working principle of a luxury car
New high-pressure systems and piezo injectors are sensitive to bad diesel, higher concentration sulfur content, etc. ........
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You can not compare the heavy trucks with luxury cars
Truck engines have different working principle of a luxury car
New high-pressure systems and piezo injectors are sensitive to bad diesel, higher concentration sulfur content, etc. ........
believe me they are fine. I think audi has done extreme temperature testing on these cars when they make the TDI.
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