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    Hey all! Wondering if anyone out there has found a aftermarket block heater or similar to help with getting my Tig started on those cold days? It hit -28 here today and she barely started. I talked to my VW dealer and there isn't anything factory for the Tiguan yet. They offer a battery warmer but that only goes so far. Thanks for the help!

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    I have a diesel, and mine started up in -13... I never wait for the glow plug light
    to go off, so used to gas cars, I put the key in and crank. Never had starting issues,
    maybe a miss for a few seconds, but always started up.

    If it's a SLOW crank due to cold, then it's the battery. You need one with higher CCAs.

    A block heater is for the oil and motor, mostly used on diesels in that kind of weather.
    You should not be having an issue with a gas motor, and a good battery.

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