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Old August 5th, 2016, 02:26 PM
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Issues with 200TDI engine in cold?

I'm about to pull the trigger on a 1991 110 200TDI... But the car will be with me through the tough Chicago winter. How does the engine take the extreme cold? I know the thing will otherwise be a beast in the snow.
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Old August 5th, 2016, 02:51 PM
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I'm about to pull the trigger on a 1991 110 200TDI... But the car will be with me through the tough Chicago winter. How does the engine take the extreme cold? I know the thing will otherwise be a beast in the snow.
I have a 110 with a 200tdi and I am located in Boston. My only observation is that in the extreme cold, there will be very little heat produced by the engine. The drivers and passengers may get a little heat, but anything behind the first row won't. I'm looking to add an auxiliary heater for the back this year.
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Old August 5th, 2016, 02:59 PM
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Boston a few winters ago. give it plenty of glow and it fires right up.

edit: forgot to add, at 45+mph expect all heat to be sucked out and the cab become an ice box. Aux heater is the way to go if you expect to drive long distances in the cold. I've never had an issue with congealing diesel except in my vw tdi which is fussy with its fuel.
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Old August 5th, 2016, 03:12 PM
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I'm about to pull the trigger on a 1991 110 200TDI... But the car will be with me through the tough Chicago winter. How does the engine take the extreme cold? I know the thing will otherwise be a beast in the snow.
The 200TDI will usually fire right up in the severe cold.
If it doesn't, we offer heavy duty controllers and new glow plugs that will make a difference and have it starting like it should.
Consider a webasto airtop diesel fired heater that will supply all the heat you need.
If you go with the remote control, you can start the heater before you get inside and then drive around in frigid temperatures in shorts. sandals and a tank top.
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Old August 5th, 2016, 04:02 PM
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Glow plugs, engine block heater and oil pan heater are your friends in the cold. With mine all hooked up fires up like it's 80 degrees outside.

For better internal heat I juts block the rad with a wooden board so the engine can get to temp
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Old August 5th, 2016, 08:51 PM
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If you want to see some diesels in Chicago, there will be a few at the next Chicago Land Rover Club Mtg on Wed Aug 17th in Villa Park
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X2 on the Rad Muff. You might also convert to electric rad fan and only turn it on when engine temps justify.
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