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post #1 of 20 Old 11-06-2009, 04:37 AM Thread Starter
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Block Heater Temp

How warm should the block heater get my trucks temp? I have mine pluged in all night, cant really tell if it is working. Yes, the truck did start smother so I has be be working a bit. However my temp gauge moved only a tad if any.

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Thats all its gonna do. The block heater warms itself to 110 degrees that brings your block to maybe 90-100 depending on how long you were plugged in

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Iv goten to 130 a few times
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Perfect guys! Actually, right after I posted I went back out to the truck. It was only running for 5 minutes and the temp was already higher than it would have been 15 minutes down the road without the plug in.


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thats what the sensor says tho that doesnt mean the eng is at that temp
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My guage doesn't seem to move but the truck sure runs better at start-up when I use the heater.



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Yea Dave got it right. Warms up the internals but not enough to register on sensors.



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That temp gauge is nowhere near accurate......

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My commander guage read 129 this morning when i turned the key on. The heater was on a timmer and had been on 3 hours. It wasn't real cold in the shop though...maybe 45-50 inside the shop.
The commander gage reads that temp at the top of the engine at the thermostat.

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What brand heater are you guys running? I need to order one soon. Already dropping into the 30's here at night.
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