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Old 02-11-2010, 04:54 PM
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how long should i leave my block heater plugged in for?
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:22 PM
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All night if you want. But the general consensus is three hours before you plan to start it up.

Also,
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:31 PM
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thanks, i was just wondering.
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Old 02-11-2010, 05:36 PM
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Lightbulb Block Temp in Morning

how warm should the block or coolant be after being plugged in all night. Would you be able to see the temp guage off min. position?
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:05 PM
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Depends on the temp. If it's around 40 and mine's in all night I can just BARELY see it up a notch. If it's around 30 it'll start rising pretty quick after the water pumps starts running.
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:16 PM
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You will notice it more in the sound of the injectors and how easy/hard it starts when cold.

When it is 0-12* out even when pluged in it sounds a bit groggy for a few seconds. If it is 12-32* when plugged in it sounds good!
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:58 PM
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My ECT is between 110*F and 95*F depending on ambiant night temps...EOT 95*F to 85*F...much easier on start-up and I can kick the heater on right away.
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Old 02-12-2010, 12:21 AM
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I leave mine plugged in all night, warms up real quick...
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