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Old 03-05-2013, 09:25 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Back when I was testing my block heater, I anchored the block heater cord with some wire ties. Then I replaced the plug on the extension cord with a better one from the hardware store. I anchored the extension cord to the wall and took up the excess. Last, I lubricated the plug with wax so it would easily slip out of the plug.

I was right - it wasn't long until I forgot to unplug. It worked perfect, it unplugged itself and the extension cord barely reached the floor. No mess, no damage, no regrets.
The vacuum gauge plus wheel covers helped increase summer 2015 mileage to 38.5 MPG, while summer 2016 mileage was 38.6 MPG without the wheel covers. Drove 33,021 miles 2016-2018 at 35.00 MPG.
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