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Old 01-18-2013, 03:04 PM
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How much power do block heaters take?

I am going to be out ice fishing and my 7.3 hates the cold. Worried about having a cold day and getting stuck 15mi out on the lake.. i usually have a small generator with me but not sure how much power the block heater takes thus how big of a generator i need to be able to plug into it?

10degrees to -25F is always possible and she barely starts at 10..

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Old 01-18-2013, 03:18 PM
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I think they're around 800 watts, no more than 1000.
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Re: How much power do block heaters take?

800watts? Damn!

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Old 01-18-2013, 05:46 PM
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1000 watts

Ford 7 3 L Diesel Powerstroke 1000W Engine Block Heater 1995 2003 Di Powerstroke | eBay
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no wonder the snow melts off the extension cord first...
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I have found that a propane tank, weed burner and a small piece of stove pipe will get my truck started in about 20 minutes at 24 below when I am out snowmaching. The honda 2000 generator takes about 3 hours to get it started at those temperatures. So I just place the stove pipe with a curved end under the oil pan and place the weed burner in the end and just heat up the pan. Still troubleshooting why it won't start on it's own below zero, but that's another story.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:33 PM
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thanks!

weedburner idea sounds like would work in a pinch but if I have the gen with me I could care less if it ran all day/night because i am right there. but i sled as well and when you park and go ride might bite you. thats a good idea.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:46 PM
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agreed
1000 watts and about 9+ amps and takes about 3-5 hours to get it over 100 degrees
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i use a propane bottle and a portable bbq.

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Re: How much power do block heaters take?

1.21 jiggawatts. Where are you gonna get that kind of power?

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