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Old 03-23-2007, 12:15 AM
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Mine was still bright and shiney. Like it had never been opened and the cap had been sealed up tight.

I wondered about how to tell if it was working also, until I heard the hissing sound after a minutes or so. I love the plug!

It only takes a couple of hours to heat up the engine, especially if it is in the garage. I have mine on a timer in the winter.

The other thing I do is loop the cord through the steering wheel. It is hard to forget to unplug it that way!

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Old 03-23-2007, 12:22 AM
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I have mine on a timer too, but it's the one on my truck. Both vehicles are in a 45 degree garage so I only plug it in so I can have heat right away. The manifold heat only comes on for a couple seconds also.

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Old 03-23-2007, 09:12 AM
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Here is the cord with the retaining ring, insulation and plug cover. I didn't get it from the dealer.

Chris
Damn, thats a nice setup with the retaining ring and all. Where did you end up getting it? I got mine but it didnt come with the retaining ring.
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I too had tears from the fine documentation, and I propose and new standard of job time spec'ing. Instead of hours labor, I propose we rate jobs by beers. For example, as our fearless Chris W. has mentioned, putting the electric cord on the heater is a one beer job. Changing the oil is a 1 beer job.

Apparently putting in the element is a 12 pack job. 6 for while doing to job, and 6 for cussing and telling the story afterwards.... Is that about right Brandon314159
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The heater block is the cat's meow for cold weather starting. We have been plugging in for 3 hours and she starts right up in 20-30 deg mornings.

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