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Old 12-07-2008, 02:15 AM
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Where to find lower radiator hose heaters??

I saw somewhere that a guy had some neat hose heaters for sale, with the hose already cut to size and ready to install. Can anybody give me a link or someplace to look for one? Or even just he heater would be fine. I can cut a hose to fit. Thanks.
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:51 AM
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Diesel Giant has some hose heater like you describe.
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:00 AM
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I had one of those and the heater burned out after one winter. Dont know if this is a common problem or just limited to me.
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:14 AM
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I bought the red KATTS heater from the autoparts store. I went through 3 of them before giving up. One of them lasted a whole day. Junk. Unfortunately, that's the only brand available at any of the local stores. I was very careful about the installation, and even drove around a day before plugging them in, but to no avail. The ones Diesel Giant is selling are supposedly much better.
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:00 AM
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I've bought a couple of Zerostarts on Ebay for about $10-15 and they continue to work well. I think it was from a seller who must have bought boxes of old stock. They had obviously been sitting on a shelf for years.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Zero-Start-model-150-600W-1-1-2-engine-heater_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1638Q2em118Q2el1247QQcategoryZ6763QQihZ025QQitemZ380087172642QQrdZ 1QQsspagenameZWD1V
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Old 12-07-2008, 11:08 AM
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I have a lower radiator hose heater and it's been working fine. I put it in used, and it made it through last winter and this winter so far. Then aren't as good as a block heater but way easier to install.
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Old 12-07-2008, 07:58 PM
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Beats a drop light under welding leathers! Thank you all for the tips. I couldn't remember where I saw it. After a while on this forum, you start to think you saw it all here.
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:52 PM
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Stick with the Diesel Giant one...it has worked for me for a while now. He will actually help you if you have problems too.
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:56 PM
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iirc mine was mercedes source? isnt that the name of one of the online stores?
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