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block heater question?

Ive started trying out my block heater for the first time since I bought my truck. My question is, when yall use yours after a few hrs of being plugged in does your temp gauge immediately register anything or does it take a couple mins of running before the gauge moves up. It did seem to start easier and the idle was alot quiter than what it sounds like on a cold start but I was under the impression it would be a lil warmer. Btw, I use an outlet timer that turns the heater on for 3hrs before I get in it in the morning.

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I plugged mine in the other day and the temp gauge had already moved a little when I started it up.


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i normally plug mine in around 9 at night and unplug at 6am and i am normally sitting at the first line on the temp gauge. and my heater is nice and toasty. but whne it gets below lets say-5 or below that its still registers but not as much. and the heater is still warm. know when its gets below like -20 like it does sometimes it doesn't register but its still warm. yours seems to be working just fine. lot of people put them on a timer but i just plug and let go.

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Good morning guys,can anyone tell me the stock local on the block for a 97 PSD,I bought a block heater off the net from the diesel guy,who has been NO HELP! The vague instructions say it mounts in a pipe hole near the front of the block, passenger side. I looked all Sat. the only possible place was above the exhaust manifold,can anyone help who has a 94-97 PSD?
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