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 Post subject: Re: 06 Liberty/05 Passat - Glowplug Signal fault, Arduino
PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2022 11:29 pm 
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[quote="JeepersCreepers123"]dlp One of the best posts I have ever read on any forum. A $5 repair and a little of my own work and voila. Done. Thank you.
All the coding, testing and info supplied by you is a super bonus. Thank you again.
A diesel heater is not only expensive but there also has to be room to mount / install it which is usually not a problem on a semi / tractor / or large piece of equipment. Space constraints on a Liberty are at a premium.
Plus the additional cost of installation and maintenance. On a vehicle that has probably been cold weather tested in the first place. A diesel is meant for longer trips and not short runs so starting it when cold should not be an issue.
The diesel heater is an awesome piece of equipment. Have been involved in selling and installation for a long time and they work VERY well.
Just not a viable alternative in some cases.[/quoteJ


This may be an easy fix for you, but most vehicle owners would have trouble following along.

As mentioned earlier, a diesel fuelled engine coolant heater is not that expensive and the benefits far outweigh the costs. Pre-heating an engine before starting it is VERY good for it and will help the engine last longer. Properly operating glow plugs are indeed important, but pre-heating the engine is even better. You will save fuel using a diesel fuelled engine coolant heater and you will stretch your oil change interval because the engine idling has been cut down to a minimum. In cold climates you will likely recoup your costs withing three years on a Liberty CRD.

The room for the heater problem has been solved several times over. Webasto published installation instructions on a KJ Cherokee; the instructions are in the German language, unfortunately, but there are illustrations, (Cherokee is the name of the Liberty outside of the North American market). Owners themselves have come up with their own solutions and Sasquatch Parts developed and sell a drop-in battery tray that mounts the Webasto TSL17 heater underneath. Here is the link to the Sasquatch part... ... -2-8l-crd/

Here is a Get It Garage video on the installation of the Sasquatch Parts Battery Tray...

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