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Old 11-12-2010, 02:44 PM
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Now I know why 3 hours works just about as well as a longer time. It is a huge mass to heat up and keep hot also. Does anyone know if the block heater has any kind of thermostat and the current draw/hr??? I used to have that info on my other computer somewhere, not to mention that I've slept since then--LOL
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Old 11-12-2010, 04:48 PM
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No thermostat. About 1100 watts.
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Old 11-12-2010, 04:52 PM
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I will go snap one for you
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Old 11-12-2010, 04:53 PM
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agreed it's about 1100 and I tied my oil pan heater into the same wire loom so I am at 1350
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I decided to plug in again last night. Of course it started out a little warmer, but wanted to see how hot it got.

Well, after 6 hours and starting around 60 degees, I got in and saw that my ECT was 127 degrees, and my EOT was 109 degrees.

Then I thought, "will it stay there after starting?" Nope. After start up my ECT went to 110 degrees and my EOT went to 93 degrees.

Grabbed my Temp gun and and took a reading on the block, driverside, and it showed 93 degrees also.

Just some more useless info! Just kidding.

Why did I have my temp gun near by? Well, I have read a couple different people mention that the "heated mirrors" either cycle on and off or are only on for 20 minutes, or only come on below 32 degrees. (I know they don't) So, I took temp readings all the way to work 20 miles 40 degrees out. They stayed at 70 degrees all the way. (Took readings every 5 miles)

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Old 11-12-2010, 05:08 PM
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That plug looks great!
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:13 PM
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thanks // got the idea from my boat and it just happens to be self disconnecting for when I forget lol
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I drove 45 miles to town one day and pulled into the store to find my extension cord following along under the truck. At least what was left of it after being drug for 45 miles. I quickly unhooked it and threw it in the back, hoping no one I knew would see.

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Old 11-12-2010, 07:51 PM
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thats like dragging TP from the restroom stuck in your pants // lol

I have my cord pinned and usually back out of the drive .. so it has always unplugged itself when I forget ,,so far '' lol
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Thanks for the picture zmann, that helps a lot. I think that's the route I'm going to go.
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I just did my temps again this AM for fun

I have a 250 watt oil pan heater also so this won't be a good rule for others but here is what I got
outside temps stayed at 38
Readings taken an hour apart except for the last it was a half hour I had to go lol

ECT EOT
63 62
102 80
114 91
124 102
126 104

after start up ect dropped 114 but eot did not

so the first hour does more than I originally thought
thanks for the topic !!
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This might be slightly of topic. I was curious if my heater was working, so I put my clip on amp meter on the cord and was surprised that the heater took 9.5 amps at 115v. After doing the math on 1100 watts it was correct, I am surprised there isn't a thermastat.
I think I wll be going to a 12 gauge cord for the winter.
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zmann where did you get that plug at? if you don't mind me asking.
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zmann where did you get that plug at? if you don't mind me asking.
This is the name of the plug. Might want to go shopping!

marinco plug
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