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Engine Block Heaters
Posted 07 December 2006 - 06:41 PM
How well does it work, when do you use it ?
The Subaru one ( A0910AS000 ) looks real simple,
almost too simple. I assume that is the correct one for
my 2000 Impreza Outback Sport. Anyone got any complaints
or praise on them ?
And....what's the part number for one for a 90 Legacy,
if I ever get my Legacy back from my son.
Posted 07 December 2006 - 06:54 PM
Posted 07 December 2006 - 08:32 PM
Posted 07 December 2006 - 08:41 PM
I have had a block heater (and usually an oil pan heater as well) on every car I've owned. They do wonders at easing startup, getting heat sooner, and reducing engine wear. I generally plug mine in at anything less than 20 degrees F. Unless it's below 0, I just plug it in for a couple of hours. Below that, leave it overnight. If the temperature drops near the freeze point of your coolant mixture, plug it in any time the car will sit for more than a few minutes.
It's also very easy to install. Beware the plugs on older cars, as I have been told that they get really stuck in there and can actually crack the block when removing them. Gentle use of an impact wrench should eliminate this risk. That's what I did on mine when I got it at 170k, and I didn't have any trouble getting the plug out.
Posted 07 December 2006 - 09:59 PM
Posted 07 December 2006 - 10:04 PM
Posted 08 December 2006 - 12:40 AM
Posted 09 December 2006 - 12:37 AM
Posted 09 December 2006 - 11:38 AM
the other trick is to remeber to unplug it (don't ask)
uh huh! thought that might happen, put a light bungy cord from the cord that hooks to the hood in front of my face, helps me remember :-\
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