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In Topic: Retrofitting Ptc Heater To Mk2

06 November 2014 - 07:18 PM

JW, I think I wasn't clear enough and you have misunderstood me. I'll try to explain it again with pictures.


Below is the pic of the PTC heater and the 4 cables that come from it. I've already wired myself the wiring for the big cable. My question is for the other two cables ( thin ones, black and brown, the ones on the right side below). My car doesn't have the socket to connect/plug them. Do you know how I have to make the connection in that occasion? I hope you understand me now. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. I am looking forward to hear from you. Cheers.





In Topic: 1.6 Tdci Turbo Protection

06 November 2014 - 06:41 PM

Very nice points TomsFocus.

In Topic: 1.6 Tdci Turbo Protection

06 November 2014 - 06:02 PM

Yes. There are few basics for any diesel engine that would help protecting/prolonging the life of the turbo.


1. Using quaility oil and fuel filter is crucial. So, forget Halfords oil and any unbranded fuel filters. Stick to q quality oil brand ( Castrol, Motul, Mobil, Millers, Fuchs and etc.) and filter ( Motorcraft, UFI, Mann, Hengst, Bosch)


2. Using quality diesel is also crucial.


3. When you start the engine, don't run the car immediately! Instead of this, after starting the engine wait 30-40 seconds. This time is needed for oil to reach and the turbine and raise pressure.


4. Avoid  driving above 2000 rpm while the car is still cold.


5. Don't stop the engine immediately after intensive driving. Instead of this when you stop the car allow it to run on idle for few minutes. This is cruical for turbine's life. 

In Topic: Retrofitting Ptc Heater To Mk2

06 November 2014 - 09:02 AM

I've already made the wiring from the fuse box to the PTC heater myself too . My question is regarding for the other two cables left ( from total of four) ? Sorry if I havent't been clear enough and any inconvinience caused. Many thanks.

In Topic: Retrofitting Ptc Heater To Mk2

05 November 2014 - 09:00 PM

Thank you, mate! Your help is priceless for me. 


My main problem is that below. I don't have the wiring. In this occasion, do you know how can I make the connection?


The heater control panel is connected to the GEM module/fuse box. In most cases this wiring is already present. If the wiring is present you only have to activate the PTC heater function in the software of the GEM module/fuse box after the PTC heater has been installed.