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Old 12-08-2008, 10:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Coolant heater *failed*

Well, the other night I was out late, got home around 10pm. Had to be up for work at 4:45am, but I REALLY wanted a toasty car to get into, so I stayed up to midnight to install my heater (Kats 1500w aluminum tank).

I got it in and refilled the lost coolant, ran the engine for a few to burp it, topped it off. Plugged the heater in. It got hot. The hoses around it got hot. I thought "success!" and went in and got a short 4 hours of sleep.

Went back out to go to work and its DEAD. Nothing, freezing cold. Its the heater too, the circuit aint blown. I plugged a light in and its fine.

The stupid things a dud. Or is it? Anyone had similar experiences? I can ask for a return from amazon right now but if theres any hope of it working I would like it *now* lol.

'05 Outback XT, 19 mpg

BP-turbo 93 Festiva (long gone)
1/4 mile - 12.50@111.5
Best MPG - 36.8
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