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Old 10-26-2010, 12:57 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by endurance View Post
That bumped up my priority on the kill switch and oil pan heater. Why is it you say the magnetic heaters are annoying? Did you have to take yours off every time? Did it fall off? I like your suggestion of the heating pad, but what are the advantages? Why not glue or silicone on a block heater?

I haven't had my car off the ground yet, but in my grill block project I discovered the entire front of the engine is pretty sealed on the under side. I need to pull body clips just to access the radiator hose. I'm not sure what kind of access I have yet, but want to keep options open until I see what I have (in otherwords, it's going to be a two step process: access and assess, and then buy what I need. For all I know, one option or the other may be out and I'd like to have as much information going in as possible going in.
Depending on engine block material magnetic ones don't stick. If the road is rough they can and do fall off. It may or may not be a problem in your case. The silicone heating pad
work well because they can conform to contours on your oil pan or other places.

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