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post #1 of 25 Old 12-09-2012, 07:16 AM Thread Starter
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Got my new toy ....

Came in the mail yesterday. Not sure its really "needed". Well I'm pretty certain its not. But ive been looking at them for a while and for 45 bucks delivered about 5 bucks of extra heater hose and some coolant i thought why not.

Its a Kats 1500W electric water heater. Thermostatically controlled to 170 deg. Figure i don't "need" it but its less idle time on the truck. And it will hopefully be warm for my kid when i take him to daycare at 5am.

Ill get some pics when i get off work as well as some install pics and put my thoughts up later. I seem to recall a thread where i brought this up and some people seemed interested.

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can't wait to see! cute picture with your kid!

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Sitting on my table.....not making me any money...... oh well its cold out side.....


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Your block heater doesnt work?

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It does. This is more for instant heat for my kids comfort Taking him to school at 6am.

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Think I would of just bought a timer and had it cycle an hour or 2 before school

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Think I would of just bought a timer and had it cycle an hour or 2 before school
My block heater is on a timer. Kicks on about 3 hrs prior. But that just heats my oil. Does nothing for my coolant. This will also be on a timer.

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Unless you have something different the factory style block heater is heating your coolant.

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on all my 7.3s ive had, plugged in of course, fire it up and have good heat as soon as the truck starts moving.

currently driving a 335i bmw, no more powerstoke

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I assumed the block heater would heat the coolant as well. Mine is an element right above the oil filter. It almost looks like it screws into it. If I'm plugged in i have decent heat after a 10 min idle and about 5 miles of stop and go city driving

And the heater gets balls hot when its plugged in

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