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VCDI, how long time to get hot ?


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#1 OFFLINE   CruzeDK

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 11:34 AM

Hey guys.

Just want to hear your experience with your VCDI, and how long it takes for it to get to normal operating temp. (needle pointing down)

I think it takes FOREVER before the heat gauge needle is point down, and the engine is at normal operating temp.

An example.

outside temp. -4c, car has been parked over night. I set off, and drive at 60-70km/h in 4'th gear. - I then takes around 18-20 km before the gauge is at normal operating temp.

How's yours ?

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#2 OFFLINE   slatix

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 02:27 PM

and me also need 15 km to reach operating temperature. This is because there are a lot of oil in the engine 6.5 l and takes time to warm.

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 02:45 PM

and me also need 15 km to reach operating temperature. This is because there are a lot of oil in the engine 6.5 l and takes time to warm.


Well the temp gauge messures the water, not the oil. But i guess you mean that the oil is a great heat sucker :D

I've driven other diesels, eks. VW's, they are warm after just 5-7 km in -4 degree C..... but again, where do they meassure the temp of the water (sensor location)..
Maybe the Cruze is more correct in it's reading ?!
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#4 OFFLINE   slatix

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 03:42 PM

see that the engine is heated to the temperature should be warm and the oil that flows through it, oil has so much that he needs time. is also a very powerful engine, which also causes a slow warming

mostly he needs more time than is normally

#5 OFFLINE   Lucky

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Posted 17 February 2010 - 05:26 AM

In traffic jam - by -5C it take 15 minutes. With 100 km/h - 5gear - 15km

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Posted 21 February 2010 - 07:39 AM

Hey guys.

Just want to hear your experience with your VCDI, and how long it takes for it to get to normal operating temp. (needle pointing down)

I think it takes FOREVER before the heat gauge needle is point down, and the engine is at normal operating temp.

An example.

outside temp. -4c, car has been parked over night. I set off, and drive at 60-70km/h in 4'th gear. - I then takes around 18-20 km before the gauge is at normal operating temp.

How's yours ?

:)


For me it take about 10 min, but I'm directly starting on HighWays at 110km/h
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 05:08 AM

For me it take about 10 min, but I'm directly starting on HighWays at 110km/h

My 2.0 VCDi LT auto takes I would say average time for needle to point down but there is an auxillary heater so the inside temperature warms up much faster than my previous Dodge Caliber

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 08:48 AM

Mine is warm after only 1-2 kilometers of driving at 50-60 km/h
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#9 OFFLINE   Paul(B)

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Posted 10 June 2010 - 05:58 AM

incredible, I've just my new cruze diesel, I left my garage, 17degrees C on the dach: engine on temperature after only 3 kms !!!!

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 12:10 AM

At this time of year the motor will heat much quicker, but when this thread started in February, the weather was something else! All modern engines heat slower than engines that existed 10 years ago and don't forget the supplementary heater that is built into the Cruze and almost all other diesel engines. This heater is a very necessary addition to new diesels, as in the Winter you would freeze to death before the motor got warm enough to let the heater work. In my last car I had some real problems with this supplementary heater when it stopped working - at every set of traffic lights the whole car was enveloped in white smoke! I had the car taken to a specialist (there are only two manufacturers of these things in the world!) and they charged me 450 for a repair that didn't work. This system uses a glow plug to ignite diesel offspin from the main engine. Eventually I had the whole supplementary heater shut down permanently via the software and suffered the cold for a whole Winter. Welcome the Cruze!

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Posted 11 June 2010 - 01:09 AM

At this time of year the motor will heat much quicker, but when this thread started in February, the weather was something else! All modern engines heat slower than engines that existed 10 years ago and don't forget the supplementary heater that is built into the Cruze and almost all other diesel engines. This heater is a very necessary addition to new diesels, as in the Winter you would freeze to death before the motor got warm enough to let the heater work. In my last car I had some real problems with this supplementary heater when it stopped working - at every set of traffic lights the whole car was enveloped in white smoke! I had the car taken to a specialist (there are only two manufacturers of these things in the world!) and they charged me 450 for a repair that didn't work. This system uses a glow plug to ignite diesel offspin from the main engine. Eventually I had the whole supplementary heater shut down permanently via the software and suffered the cold for a whole Winter. Welcome the Cruze!





Probably the best feature of the Diesel Cruze is the supplymentary heater. I still find the awful badly designed instrumentation & poor ride on rough surfaces very poor fuel consumption the reason why I shall not be buying another Cruze.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 06:45 AM

My never get hot enought even after 200km. Please take a look. I think something is wrong there.
But when i get new car it was damaged, no coolant, more info about this I put there:
http://www.chevrolet...-owner-from-pl/

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:30 AM

My never get hot enought even after 200km. Please take a look. I think something is wrong there.


It seams normal to me, why you think something is wrong?

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 11:50 AM

It seams normal to me, why you think something is wrong?

Ok. thank's.
Just because my first experience was not so nice.
Also in my old 1.9 TDI it was always in the middle.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 09:41 AM

vrl, it MUST be in the middle. That is normal temperature, so yours works properly.

My engine becomes hot enough after 5-7 minutes of driving at 2000-2500 rpm (2-3 speed). In winter it takes almost twice longer.
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Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:25 PM

vrl, it MUST be in the middle. That is normal temperature, so yours works properly.

My engine becomes hot enough after 5-7 minutes of driving at 2000-2500 rpm (2-3 speed). In winter it takes almost twice longer.


Thank's. It works like Your, exactly same.
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Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:11 AM

My 2013 Cruze Diesel takes 6.6km at 100kph to get to temperature, it used to take over 12 km and at the first service they allegedly changed to thermostat , still amazingly slow to heat up , surely the engine wear would be reduced with a much quicker hea tup of the oil to operating temerature???



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Posted 15 April 2014 - 02:47 AM

Modern small-displacement engines, both diesel and petroleum, are much more heat-efficient than engines even a few years older.

 

This means that they throw away less heat, i.e. waste it, and so it takes longer for the "cooling medium" to heat up.

 

Once the needle moves off the stop, the engine is pretty much warm, (maybe not to WOT until it's moved a bit more), assuming it has not been sitting in sub-zero temperatures for a long time.

 

Also, I notice that once it warms up, my diesel tends to stay warm, which is good when it's cold, less so over the last few months!


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 12:09 PM

But 1.8 engine in Cruze get hot really fast, that is quite amazing even compare to othr benzine engines,

any other Cruze 1.8 owner paid attention to this fact too?



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Posted 17 April 2014 - 12:03 AM

The 1.8l engine is very, very, very old technology.

 

It has been kept alive because someone, somewhere in GM has some sort of vested interest in it, and they are too far up the tree to be bypassed.


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