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#1 lipso

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 09:33 PM

was wondering how long does it normally take for a 1.8 tddi diesel focus to reach normal temperature (temp gauge in middle position) from cold. I go for about 8 miles in this cold weather before the needle is in mid position.
My previous petrol cars took about 3 miles.

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 10:23 PM

Diesels take longer than petrols to warm up, I would say 8 miles is about normal

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 08:20 AM

Diesels take longer than petrols to warm up, I would say 8 miles is about normal



Yeah your right there, it takes mine about 8 miles at normal driving.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:45 AM

Mine takes about that time/distance too, all previous diesels I owned always took longer to warm up than petrol cars (so it also took longer for the heater to get warm too!)

I think it's a characteristic of diesel engines - one reason they're more economical is that less of the energy they produce is wasted as heat.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 09:51 AM

I think it's a characteristic of diesel engines - one reason they're more economical is that less of the energy they produce is wasted as heat.



I heard it was also down to the diesel engines being cast iron, not aluminium, so it takes longer to warm up...

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:03 AM

Hi tdcist



I thought our engines (1.6tdci) were all alloy or alloy block cast head or vice versa. :ph34r:



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Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:06 AM

Pass... i dont know enough about this engine yet lol!

ours might be, but i know the older ones were cast iron or something suitably heavy, and I remember being told that was one of the reasons for the slow warm up.... but i can also believe the efficiency side of things, which makes perfect sense! lol

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:15 AM

ure cool :-)


you dont know where i can get dynamat or brownbread cheap do you


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Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:27 AM

Amazon sell dynamat, whether its cheapest or not i dont know, also In-Car Express...

The usual lot will sell it too, like Demon Tweeks etc...

Brownbread.... Here

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:40 AM

Brown Breadbrown bread ha ha

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:43 AM

That looks pretty cheap direct from them tbh...

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 10:53 AM

8 Miles to warm up sounds about right on a diesel, thats about whats my car takes to warm up.

As far as I know the 1.6 TDCI engine is all alloy.

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Posted 08 December 2011 - 11:23 AM

Have to agree it takes longer due to diesels running cooler when the outside temp realy drops it can take longer as the thermostat barely opens when it does its being cooled by the rad straight away


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