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Old 11-06-2010, 07:36 PM
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Oil pan heater?

hey guys, i was thinking about getting a oil pan heater for my truck for better starts in the morning. does anyone have any experience with them? i was debating between the wolverine model 9 or model 16. or getting the Kat 150W.

i want to leave it plugged in overnight, about 6-8 hours, would the 125 or 150 watt work for that long of period?

would the 250w wolverine burn the oil if it was left on that long?

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Lived in Minnesota for 17 years, think block heater.
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i was going to get a block heater at first, but it doesnt heat up the oil at all and it could leak or come out.
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i was going to get a block heater at first, but it doesnt heat up the oil at all and it could leak or come out.

I've got a 97 with a 5.4 at almost 167k miles, it's never leaked let alone fall out.
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We have some oil pan heaters, they don't work worth a crap. We have block heaters on all kinds of equipment and vehicles and I've never seen one leak, they also only need to be plugged in a few hours even in extreme cold. The longer any of them are plugged in the greater the fire danger, never excited about leaving stuff plugged in overnite.
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Being born and raised in Minnesota in the 60s when it was a lot colder. We used block heaters so we could plug them in at night. We also had an oil heater that was a replacement dip stick and plugged that in and never had any problems. Ran the plug thru the grill. I hope that this helps.
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