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post #1 of 7 Old 02-06-2007, 02:47 AM Thread Starter
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Block heater works... sometimes

I think theres something going on with my block heater. Plugged it in yesterday and it helped, plugged it in last night and now it wont start. Anyone have ne problems with theirs?
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I havn't had any problems with mine. I know one way to know it is working consistantly is to pop your hood and feel your radiator. If it is warm then you know is working. Just a cheap and easy way to know its doing what its supposed to. I had some questions about mine and thats what I did.
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After being plugged in for several hours, i can turn my key on and see my temp guage rise just a bit above the cold line.
I also have a commander guage that tells me exact water temps so it will read 95*f or so after about 3 hours being plugged in.

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... plugged it in last night and now it wont start...
What won't start? the truck won't start? or the heater doesn't warm up?

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Sorry guys, the heater wasnt working b/c on the wires on the plug corroded and snaped. Shes all better now, thanks!
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That's what happened to mine, but by the plug infront of the truck.

I guess it was the original one, and after being exposed to salt, water, and being twisted around over the years some of the insulation on one of the wires opened up and exposed the wire.

I guess the elements themelves never really quit working.
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Mine quit also. It(the cord) just unplugs from the block heater.
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