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Old 01-24-2005, 01:27 PM
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What is the Lifespan of a Blockheater?

How long do these things last before the Heating Element dies? I pulled one of my 85 300D only to find out it wasnt working because of Tarnish, after cleaning it I would like to put in another engine..Whats the Ohms for a resistance check?

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Old 01-24-2005, 01:43 PM
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the original blockheater in my 80 300sd is still strong.and it gets used all winter as i have a preference for fast warmup
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Old 01-24-2005, 03:30 PM
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My functional, but stock, block heater has 42 ohms of resistance, which is 342 Watts, and about 2.85 amps, which sounds about right to me.

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Old 01-24-2005, 03:32 PM
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Does anyone know how long you can keep the block heater plugged in. Days, weeks months while not using the car in cold weather?
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Old 01-24-2005, 05:04 PM
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I don't see any reason why you couldn't leave it plugged in all of the time. Except that it would be a waste, 2-3 hours is all it needs to work. But the electric company will sure love you!
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Old 01-24-2005, 06:32 PM
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Old 01-24-2005, 06:54 PM
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not certain

when the one in blondie quit. but it was before i got it,

reds functions well for the second week in a row.4.25 hrs work. charged 3.5. about 275$.

the zerostart in line works well in blondie when i have had it on. since the heater fan quit(the fuse was burned and shorted.) i won't drive in the cold.

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