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Old 12-05-2008, 06:10 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:54 PM   #52 (permalink)
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My heaters just sitting in the garage waiting to go in the car... I forgot to get heater hose while at napa yesterday. Now I work every day of the weekend.
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My heaters just sitting in the garage waiting to go in the car... I forgot to get heater hose while at napa yesterday. Now I work every day of the weekend.
Make sure you tighten the clamps with a 5/16" or 8MM socket and not just a screwdriver or they will leak. I had this problem when I seen it leaking while plugged in. The coolant system will actually pressurize some while it's working.

MetroMPG, I have my timer set to start at 3:30 AM and I leave at 6:30 AM so 3 hours seems to be the trick.

My boss allows me to plug in at work and you would be surprised how many of our customers ask about the "57 MPG car" plugged in with my heavy duty, bright yellow cord

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Change of plans for me: just bought a 400 watt screw-in block heater for my '90 Acura Integra (haven't installed it yet). This unit screws into the engine block drain plug. I have to admit I feel somewhat foolish about this whole thing; I knew the 1.8 litre honda motor in my car had a block drain plug on the front somewhere near the exhaust manifold. I looked for this thing several times, and couldn't see it at all. I assumed it was up under the exhaust manifold and not easily accessible... Dumb assumption.

My motor had so much greasy gunk and dirt on the side of the crankcase I couldn't see the darn drain plug. But I found it. And it's totally out in the open. Installing the screw-in block heater will be a piece of cake. That Kat's external tank heater that I bought is going right on eBay. The way honda set up the hoses on my car, installing that unit would be hell's own delight.

BTW, here in Minneapolis, it's about 8 degrees fahrenheit, with a projected low of 0 tonight. So I need to get that heater installed as soon as possible.
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Well my heater was a dud. Posted a thread about it.
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I installed mine into my '96 Metro exactly like the description and pics in this thread shows. It was 28 degrees this morning... water temp gage showed the engine was up to full temp in less than 1 mile. Augmented by my little space heater, hooked up to the same $14 outdoor timer (15a rated), the interior was toasty as well.

It's too soon to tell, but my first tank fill looks encouraging from a FE perspective.
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Old 12-18-2008, 09:46 PM   #59 (permalink)
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This will no doubt do wonders for the FE of any vehicle it is installed in. This would even be true in warm weather. I remember one day I drove home from work, looked at the SG and saw that my mileage was about 4 mpg higher than what it usually is. I sat there scratching my head for a minute, and then it dawned on me: I had been driving the car at work, so it was already warmed up when I left. A warm engine is much more efficient. I would do cartwheels if I was able to plug my car in at night.
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I am seeing a decent improvement just in the few days ive used this. I was down to 35mpg, looks like i may be back in the 40+ range - not bad for -5*F

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