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Old 04-08-2011, 11:45 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by JasonG View Post
If you wanted to ensure no trouble codes you could wire in two timers.
First one runs for 8-9 hours then trips the second to turn on the ign for a min.
The 10hr logic trip would never occur.

Never have any issue with the block heater in my '94. What's a MIL? Must mean you have one of them computer thingys ?
...just answering your question: Malfunction Indicator Lamp = MIL

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Old 04-09-2011, 07:30 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Old Tele man View Post
Malfunction Indicator Lamp = MIL
Uhm, correct. That was defined in post #12's cut and paste.

Please note the winking smiley at the end of my comment on the MIL. I enjoy having a pre OBD vehicle that can haul 16,000lbs up hills and got 19MPG on it's last fill. Not having a computer makes you pay attention to your gagues and engine sounds, something that helps FE as well.

Nice execution of V-board formatting

On the timer solution, there are no premade commercial 12V timers that I found with that time length. One could be built cheaply from 2 555 chips or a single 556. Around $10 would cover it.


I can't understand why my MPG's are so low..........
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