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Old 10-21-2008, 09:43 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I just got done digging in boxes for my timer to hook up the block heater on the Matrix this evening. Its all tucked in for a nice warm startup tomorrow morning.

FYI, for all of you guys with the 1ZZ engine (Matrix, Corolla, Celica, Vibe) I plugged in my kill-a-watt to see what kinda juice the heater pulled. I didn't let it stay on, but while cold it was pulling 425 watts. For the few minutes it was on the wattage did drop to 417. I'll check tomorrow morning to see how much juice it is pulling once it is hot.

I was happy to see this high wattage. I thought it was only around 300 watts. IMO a higher wattage will be superior. More heat will heat the engine quicker and leave less time for the heat to dissipate and therefore be more efficient.
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