[Vwdiesel] Block Heater In!

James Hansen jhsg at sasktel.net
Fri Nov 3 20:41:17 EST 2006

Well, you can just be overfueling.  All the LDA does, is limit the total 
fuel off boost, UP TO THE LIMIT SET BY THE MAX FUEL SCREW.... the total 
fuel is still controlled by the max fuel screw.  the lda isn't adding 
additional fuel, just limiting the last bit unless there is boost on. 
If it smokes under boost, you may wish to limit total fuel first, then 
fine tune the lda.

mikitka wrote:
> Nothing like the feeling of accomplishment when your done. Not to mention
> knowing it was done correctly. Now when you go out on those cold mornings
> you know it will fire right up with the new toasty heater installed.
> This is my third day running my 91 ECO converted to a true turbo with the
> LDA disconnected. I can defiantly tell a difference in power and the smoke
> is all but gone as well running it, even at full throttle in the high rpm
> ranges. So my smoke is from the LDA which tells me that I need to adjust it
> since it is really over fueling by the ton of black smoke it does put out. 
> It sure makes a difference in power and I don't try to pull out in traffic.
> I'm running with the LDA disconnected for a full tank to see how my mileage
> does.
> Nick
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com [mailto:vwdiesel-bounces at vwfans.com] On
> Behalf Of David Cook
> Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2006 11:49 PM
> To: audi-vw-diesels at yahoogroups.com; diesel list
> Subject: [Vwdiesel] Block Heater In!
> I finally ordered my new block heater and got it
> installed today!  I'm sure the Cabriolet will be much
> less grumpy tomorrow when I go to wake her up.
> Getting the old one out was a pain.  It didn't have a
> bolt holding it in, it was a flathead screw that I had
> to loosen.  It was a total pain to get it out, it was
> very difficult to keep the screwdriver in the slot.
> Getting the new in was also a pain.  It didn't want to
> slip easily into the hole, and the nut that holds it
> in kept stripping.  I had to make a couple hardware
> store runs because I wasn't smart enough to buy more
> than one on the first trip.
> Also, I was planning on dumping and reusing the
> coolant.  I don't know why I thought it was in as good
> of shape as I did, but that is what I was planning. 
> It was pretty dirty and rusty, so I grabbed some flush
> stuff and new coolant and flushed it out good before
> finishing up.  
> I'm sure it'll be worth it in the end, but it the job
> was much more than I was originally planning.  It
> appears the new one works.  When I unplugged the
> extension cord to put the timer inline, there was a
> spark, so I guess it was drawing power.
> I did have new tires installed today as well, so that
> will be really nice!
> Someone asked for an update, so there it was...
> David
> David Cook
> Red '86 Cabriolet Diesel Powered
> Red '90 g60 Corrado 
> Brown and White '78 Westy Campmobile "Bear"
> and others in various states of disrepair
> Pictures here: community.webshots.com/user/superdave5599
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