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post #1 of 24 Old 01-27-2013, 04:35 AM Thread Starter
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Honda generator to power the block heater

I think I can pull 15 amps out of my midsize Honda. truck seems to want a warm oil bath before kicking over anyone
Out there tried this
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WHat are you runnin for oil in your truck?

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truck seems to want a warm oil bath
you'd need a oil pan heater for that

but yes a " midsize "genny will run a block heater it's just not a very efficient way
to run a 1000 watt heating element

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Running delo 15/40 figured CA. Coast mild winter where I am in San Francisco I left it for 12 hours and it did start.Thanks for your input Adrian.
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u want 5-40 I live in AZ and starts great even in our cold snap or up north

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Honda generator for block heater

If you can visualize my intercity dwelling and a ticket happy
Police hostile environment I am perhaps grabbing at straws
See your point it would take a lot of time and I would need to secure the little guy cause thing dissapear right before your yes and I would find it for sale t a local flea market...
It was suggested a lighter oil she did start up after all night
12 hour in the cold so perhaps being in the 50,s here has helped you gotta be chilly where you are. Been in your neck of te woods Beautiful country.
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I agree with the t-5 or t6 and I doubt if you would ever have to plug it in

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I actually have an outlet handy but My Honda EU2000 would work fine but I wouldn't subject it to that kind of wear ,, you need at least 3 hours to get it close to decent temps

as far as intercity yes it would be gone in 60 seconds and the only place to lock mine is through the plastic handle LOL not to mention cordless grinders have made all cables and chains worthless


I would switch oils and let your truck stay at key on engine off about another 40 seconds after the wait to start light goes off

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honda generator

That makes good sense it was used as a bus in Santa Cruz
Has 203.000 miles too bad I just did the 15 or so quart change do you use delo? It,s destined to be my,'PO mans RV so understanding your ride is very very important. You guys are great ..Seems to run well without a chip just stock
Thinking about returning the SC1855 get the $339 back in the bank
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What is that ?

I don't run DELO but T6 I may try Delo syn soon

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