Save yourself some expense go to cdn tire and order a zero start tank type circulating coolant heater get the 1500 watt model and figure out where to install it. The factor block heater is pretty much useless also it does not raise the coolant temp much. I have a zero start on my vw and it is operating temp after one hour of heating HOT It cools off fast once fired up but alteast it helps start it. If the tank type heater is too complicated to install you can always by a rad hose heater install it down low near the engine block and flow direction does not matter. These heaters run 100 tax in are pretty straight forward to install one thing you will need is a coolant flow diagram so it is facing the right way. I am planning on installing one next summer as I am not happy with the factory part. Sure it starts easier but it is not very warm. I am also looking at Webasto or Espar diesel fired heaters as my vehicle sits outside at the ski hill etc and I am picky about it. I am not going to buy one new but would spend a couple hundred on a used one I found a cabin heater to play with so far and plan to heat the engine bay with the exhaust pipe again next summer it will go in. Heat on cold days is nice and drying wet clothesequipement while on the road is even nicer Hopefully yours has heated seats (all cdn models have them optional in USA).
- even thrashing it you should still maintain best part of 50mpg. Also allow the glow plug indicator light to go off before starting. As with any car allow for proper warm up and cool down at the end of each trip. The button to the left of the CD Player (that looks like a steering wheel) lightens the steering for multi-storey car park adventures. You have a storage area hidden in the front seat
- what would the result be Would the floor pan end up in the roof Thats the meat grinder Artic was referring to The way the fabricater set you up the entire unit would elongate - thats the safety Hehe. I missed read that. I know rubber mounts bushing will no longer perform anything structural and I know the body will vibrate due the the cage being welded to the frame but Im hoping the suspension seats
to drive more smoothly than the Jetta TDI I had been driving until it was wrecked. While the TDI has lower peak torque (177 lb-ft) it peaks at 1800 rpm like the 2.0T. However the torque buildup is much more progressive than on the Audi I drove which worked more like an on-off switch not much until 1800 rpm. This made it much easier to get smooth launches and shifts off the TDI. I also drove a seat
rust free. I am also going to get a professional buffing and 70% paint match because the rear was sprayed. I recently Line-xd the bed and I am going to do a tool box back Toneau cover and a slider for the rear window. I will also Line-X the bumpers and do a 2 lift leveling kit with sways and shocks probably Ranchos. Ofcourse I will be scouring this forum for ideas LOL I also want to do a new seat
Audi A3 against 3er E90 The competitor of the A3 is the 1 series. The A3 is based on the VW Golf V and shares a lot of parts with other cars from the VW group like seat altea or Skoda Octavia.
Quote Originally Posted by nudel Audi A3 against 3er E90 The competitor of the A3 is the 1 series. The A3 is based on the VW Golf V and shares a lot of parts with other cars from the VW group like seat altea or Skoda Octavia. there is no 1 series in the states. so we compare the 325i to it. not a big stretch.
Over my first 80 miles or so in my 1.2 lounge the trip computer shows around 36mpg which isnt too bad if the trip is anywhere near right. My Multipla a few years back was pessimistic and my seat altea is optimistic both by about 5mpg. How do others find the computer accuracy compared with real world brim to brim calculations
two mistakes recently one makes me smilethe other doesnt. First I traded my altea Fr tdi in for an audi S4 avant (this makes me smile) Second I agreed to sell my last project to my mate when he gets his own car shifted cordoba tdi. (this makes me frown) So now If I start work on the panda straight away and the cordy goes Il have to take the s4 to work every day. As much as Id enjoy the heated seats