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post #21 of 39 Old 12-13-2013, 11:09 PM
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The Marinco looks like a great solution...

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post #22 of 39 Old 12-14-2013, 01:22 AM
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The best way to remember to unplug your block heater, is too loop the cord over your side view mirror...
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post #23 of 39 Old 01-08-2014, 03:02 PM
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One way to route short block heater cable

I did not want to have to open and close the hood each time I used the block heater cable. So I found a way to have it accessible at all times. There is a spot where the cable will lie down and not interfere with the hood. Its just to the left of the headlight. The problem is that it will not stay there. I fastened it down with 2 cable ties so that the hood closes properly and without causing damage to the cable. See the attached pics.
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Good work. And you can barely see the plug when the hood is closed.

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Thanks Solee, I've done it the same way. So far no damage.
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post #26 of 39 Old 01-09-2014, 12:58 PM
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Guys, stupid question: how do you know if you have a block heater? I guess it's an option but I wasn't asked if I wanted one when I got the car in the dead of winter last year... where in the engine bay should I look?

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It would be on your window sticker, if you have it, let alone you would have a short cord that's attached to your engine block
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For some reason I don't think my block heater works. I have plugged it in twice here in the -17 wisconsin winters and both times the engine was cold when I went out there even with the remote start about 5 minutes before walking out. When you used yours, is your engine warm when you start it up or does it still take a few minutes to warm up? I am from AZ and have never used one before.
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Block heaters typically don't get hot, they are used to keep the engine above freezing in subzero weather. At best the block will be slightly warm to the touch after an all night run.
They do not bring it up to operating temperature.
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post #30 of 39 Old 01-11-2014, 03:04 PM
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Thanks Solee-my wife's happy now...

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