Custom-Fit Engine Heaters for Volkswagen diesels

We also have Custom Kits for a limited number of Gasoline Powered Volkswagens

It was a cold morning in Minnesota well below zero. I turned the key, waited for the glow plugs, and fired up my TDI. Of course the TDI will start well below zero, but for the first 10+ miles of my commute I froze and shivered. This is why I developed an engine heater for the TDI…

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(Pictures shown for scale and descriptive purposed only, we have 29 physically different kits! Your kit will vary depending on your year and model TDI.)

(Amount of snow melt highly dependent on many variables.)


    • Your engine will start like it's the middle of Summer!

    • Instant Heat to the interior!*

    • Defrost ice and frost off the windows sooner for safer vision

    • Less wear and tear on the engine and starting components

                • Increased Starter life (TDI starters run anywhere between $175 and $250)

                • Increased Glow Plug life (Clean Diesel glow plugs are $100 each x4 is $400 total just for the parts! )

                • Increased Battery life (The TDI specific battery requirement is at least $150)

    • Reduced warm up idle time
    • A warm engine uses less fuel
    • Reduced emissions and tailpipe smoke at start up

    • Works great with your Bio Diesel or Waste Vegetable Oil Conversion!

    • Easy to install - 1 to 2 hours on average
    • Custom fit for Golfs, Jettas, Beetles, Touaregs, and Passats with the TDI engine
    • Also Custom fit for older diesel Golfs, Jettas, and Rabbits from 1977 to 1994


    Compact, about the size of two 12oz soft drink cans
  • Factory appearance when installed
  • Name brand ZeroStartTM heater and GatesTM hoses
  • Custom Hoses for exact fit (Both upper & lower are specific to your year and model diesel)
  • Rub Protection on the hoses for longevity specific to your year and model diesel
  • Custom Stainless Steel Laser-Cut Bracket specific to your year and model diesel
  • Thermostatically controlled prevents over-heating
  • Kit comes fully-assembled, ready to install
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    FrostHeater Details:

  • Volkswagen Diesel Engine Coolant Heater Kit is custom fit for Golfs, Jettas, Beetles, Rabbits, Touaregs, and Passats with the diesel engine. The 1000 WATT tank heater circulates coolant throughout the engine for QUICKER STARTS AND INSTANT HEAT!* (TDI owners know how long it takes to get heat!)
  • Benefits include: reducing wear on the glow plugs, starter and battery. Oil pan heaters only heat the oil, and could be a fire hazard. Without any accessible freezeplugs on the engine, a freezeplug heater is not an option either.

  • Numerous VW dealers buy our FrostHeater™ in quantity and install them in brand new TDIs!
    • The kit is compact in size, comes pre-assembled with all necessary parts, hoses, and mounting bracket, to install the heater in an afternoon. Just add your own coolant and time
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    • TheThese are brand new heaters engineered to fit exclusively the 1977 to 2015 diesel engines. The heater is about the size of two 12oz soda pop cans, and fits nicely under the hood.

    • The kit fits like a glove, and has good clearance around the heater even when installing the unit. It will have a factory appearance when installed. We've had people say it looks factory when looking at ours. 

    • We developed this kit because we were tired of cold mornings with no heat up to 10 miles. Our kit ensures correct installation and operation. Tank heaters need to be properly located and installed or they will not work since there is no pump or moving parts inside.

    • Engineered with the following kept in mind:
    •  • It must appear factory, like it was designed to be there with clearance around the unit

       • It must maintain factory bend radius requirements for VW coolant hoses

       • It must have a low or no impact on the cooling system

       • It must be mounted in such a way to minimize engine vibration through the heater

       • It must consist of top-quality components for at least a 100,000+ mile or more service life. Our test fleet of vehicles have an average of 300,000 miles and counting on each of the heater units!

       • It must not have a check-valve so no engine damage occurs


  • The heater is a ZeroStartTM Brand heater with GatesTM Brand hoses developed exclusively for the kit. All the hoses and most brackets come pre-installed on the heater so it bolts right in and works. This is a No-hassle drop-in kit using simple hand tools.
Included in the kit is detailed step-by-step instruction booklet with color photos to ensure a trouble-free installation with NO guesswork, fabrication, or backyard engineering required.  We're known in the TDI community for our highly detailed installation instructions.  No photo copied sheets here.

*varying range of heat depending upon many many variables

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FrostHeater Inc, the manufacturer of most of these accessories, is not affiliated with, associated with, or endorsed by Volkswagen® of America, Volkswagen® AG or Audi® North America. Golf®, Jetta®, Passat®, New Beetle®, TDI® and VW® are registered trademarks of Volkswagen® of America or Volkswagen® AG. Audi® is a registered trademark of Audi® of America or Audi® AG. In all cases, the use of these words is for descriptive purposes only.