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Old 10-19-2009, 09:46 AM
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Why does it state on the tag to unplug it 1min before start of the eng?

And when the timer turns on the block heater it bubbles and pops. Is this burning coolant and creating build up on the electrode?

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I would like to know also...why
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air bubbles can form on element when the engine is started and will short out element, it has to be immersed completely in coolant. it can and has happened, so yes always unplug your block heater to let the temp of the element come down
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so its best to unplug block heater before starting?
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So a i was just wondering, What happen when you have command start an your trucks pluged in???
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:14 PM
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I did not know this. I guess this could be one of the reasons my heater shorted out last winter.
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I frequently start my truck with the block heater plugged and most people up here do the same thing. I had actually never heard that it is recommended not to.

Almost everyone around this part of the world have remote starters and aren't going out to unplug the vehicle before starting. Kinda would defeat the purpose of the remote start. I have never had any issues on any of my vehicles doing this and can't say as I have ever heard of anyone else having an issue either.
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Um, woops. I've started it with it plugged in multiple times.
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Why does it state on the tag to unplug it 1min before start of the eng?

And when the timer turns on the block heater it bubbles and pops. Is this burning coolant and creating build up on the electrode?

Thanks
I really dont think it matters if you start it while still plugged in or not...
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is this burning coolant?
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