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    Fast Heat - Electric?

    So, I paid attention this morning. It was about 40 degrees out and I had very noticable heat after about 2-3 minutes of idling and easy driving. I remember somebody saying something about an electric heater. I have to say there's got to be something there, because this was WAY before the temp gauge moved at all.
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    I'm going to have to take notice the next time it's pretty cold outside. I read that somwhere early in my Cruze experience and meant to research that more thoroughly. I'm going to watch this thread for an answer from the experts.

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    If you turn your Heater Control to Max (full rotation) you will get instant heat via the help of the electric auxiliary heater.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwgtiglx View Post
    If you turn your Heater Control to Max (full rotation) you will get instant heat via the help of the electric auxiliary heater.

    ...and that diesel only feature should be added to all cruzes! Like if you agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vwgtiglx View Post
    If you turn your Heater Control to Max (full rotation) you will get instant heat via the help of the electric auxiliary heater.
    Yep - like VW TDIs, the Cruze Diesel uses an aux. electric heater until the engine reaches operating temp.

    Diesel engines tend to warm up very slowly since they generate less waste heat than gasoline engines.

    I really wish the 1.4T models had this - the small engines warm up extremely slowly in cold temps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jblackburn View Post
    Yep - like VW TDIs, the Cruze Diesel uses an aux. electric heater until the engine reaches operating temp.

    Diesel engines tend to warm up very slowly since they generate less waste heat than gasoline engines.

    I really wish the 1.4T models had this - the small engines warm up extremely slowly in cold temps.
    I put about 15 miles on the car by the time I get comfort heating and maybe 6 before windows start to defrost better.




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    Does anybody know where this heater is and how many watts/what type it is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Merc6 View Post
    I put about 15 miles on the car by the time I get comfort heating and maybe 6 before windows start to defrost better.
    Solution: don't run the heater until the gauge reaches the 1/4 mark.The [1.4] Cruze will warm up within 5 minutes in cold weather if the heater is kept off and you're not idling at stoplights, just driving the car. Then, keep the fan speed on 2-3 instead of full blast.At that point, it will be able to maintain 160F or greater in the engine coolant, and you'll get nice and warm in a few minutes. Running the heater before it's warmed up just saps away all the heat.
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    Oh that is why the charge 28000.00 $$ for one .
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    Quote Originally Posted by diesel View Post
    Does anybody know where this heater is and how many watts/what type it is?
    Maybe we'll all find out if someone here buys the Helm Service Manual on the 2014 Cruze Diesel due to come out this week.

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