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Old 02-17-2006, 07:16 PM
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Did I go overboard on my blockheater?

Last Fall I installed a block heater on my 83 300SD. I bought one from JC Whitney that pumps water from the bottom of the engine, warms it in a canister and pumps it back into the top of the engine. It works very well but it is a 1500 watt heater. Come to find out that the freezeplug type blockwarmers are 400 watt! I geuss the engine cant be to warm when its off.

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Old 02-17-2006, 08:09 PM
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Wow! Where do you live? Cold climate? I would definately put that on a timer or your electric bill will be very high, I bet it'll work really well though.
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Old 02-17-2006, 09:55 PM
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Last Fall I installed a block heater on my 83 300SD. I bought one from JC Whitney that pumps water from the bottom of the engine, warms it in a canister and pumps it back into the top of the engine. It works very well but it is a 1500 watt heater. Come to find out that the freezeplug type blockwarmers are 400 watt! I geuss the engine cant be to warm when its off.

warm is good. an instant on heater is a nice thing. -5 tomorrow morning (53405) -23 wind chill. i hope all you southern folks enjoy the warmth you have and stop complaining it is too early in the season to so warm.
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Old 02-18-2006, 11:14 AM
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where do you live?

did your car start today?

what is the temp?

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[1981 300 td tdidi 165500 dark brown/palamino-Brownie-mine-3k miles of ownership
1983 240d 162+++ Anthricite grey w/ henna red interior and hella lights-wifes car-Red

the above two cars are for sale
and can be seen on the cars for sale thread here. pix also available.


240d-144+ Manilla Yellow w/ palmino interior-greasecar kit-Blondie-the college kids car

23" gt 21 speed still on original tires-still got the nubs
21" khs tandem
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