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Old 09-27-2010, 10:58 AM
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Block heater

What!? Winter is almost here?

Behind in my chores. Installing block heaters is one. Can anyone recommend a good brand?
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What!? Winter is almost here?

Behind in my chores. Installing block heaters is one. Can anyone recommend a good brand?
Ones been getting from napa have stood up so far.
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:09 AM
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What type?

Freeze plug
radiator hose
oil pan blanket

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Block heater in the the block.-If the vehicles come with them and are easy to replace we do keep putting them in.

Tank heater is the ones added to the heater hose.-Works very fast at warming a cold engine. Easy to put in at least so far in our rigs.

Those are the 2 we have always used. Dad loves the tank heaters.
Also add a battery pad heater that goes under it.
Works very well. Better than the wraps.
We have tried doing the oil pan heaters but they just did not work with all the wind we have out here and kept getting ripped off by snowdrifts.

We try to replace the heaters every couple of yrs because of using them constantly for 6 months.

I cannot remember the brands but will look for a old package.

Hope this helps
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Thank You! Excellent intel from the bush.
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Will look some more for what type of heaters we use.

Hope i did not come across brash.
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No not brash at all. And my meaning is that if it works in the bush it should work any where. So much the more I appreciate your advice.
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Tank heater is the ones added to the heater hose.-Works very fast at warming a cold engine. Easy to put in at least so far in our rigs.

Those are the 2 we have always used. Dad loves the tank heaters.
Also add a battery pad heater that goes under it.
Works very well. Better than the wraps.
We have tried doing the oil pan heaters but they just did not work with all the wind we have out here and kept getting ripped off by snowdrifts.

Hope this helps
AK, maybe you can give me some advice. I've been debating putting one or two freeze plug heaters in the V10. I already have an oil pain heater and synthetic oil. My PS pump screams like a banshee for 30 sec when below 0F. I would also like to warm the cab some. So recommendations on tank heaters, battery pad heater brands and sources, and tank vs freeze plug? I'd like to save this big engine from the trauma of daily cold starts.
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AK, maybe you can give me some advice. I've been debating putting one or two freeze plug heaters in the V10. I already have an oil pain heater and synthetic oil. My PS pump screams like a banshee for 30 sec when below 0F. I would also like to warm the cab some. So recommendations on tank heaters, battery pad heater brands and sources, and tank vs freeze plug? I'd like to save this big engine from the trauma of daily cold starts.
Only have a napa and their stuff is mostly katz brand which has held up for us.
Might even look into a battery minder to keep plugged in if it is -30F and below.

I have yet to really look at the modular engines to see if they can take the tank heater. Just too much junk around the engines now.

On the ps try synthetic but dads still screams like a jet for 2-3 minutes.
The battery pad only comes in 2 sizes so choose what fits.
The blankets do not keep the batterys as warm.

I'm no expert and hope other will chime in also.
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