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Old 11-02-2011, 05:20 PM
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Question Block heater question

Im looking to buy a genorator to power my block heater while im at college. Does any1 know how many watt genorator it would take to power a stock 2001 7.3L block heater
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:02 PM
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that is going to cost quite a bit huh? run a generator all night for however many days, cant just plug an extension cord in
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:36 PM
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I dont have acces to out lits.....so i was just gunna chain it to my tow hooks with a lock and run it a couple of hours before i want to go home
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There are a few people who do this up north and in AK. I dont know what size you need but when you figure it out, check out craigs list. There are affordable ones on there always.
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thats what im tryin to find out.....i would think a 2000 watt would do it
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Old 11-04-2011, 04:21 PM
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2000 would im sure.
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I THINK it's a 1300W element. Just crank it up about 30 mins before you leave and you'll be good. It's what I would do.
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:43 PM
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I agree with the 30 minutes but how are you going to start the generator. Make sure it will start in the cold. The ford heater is 600Watt. Unless its a special one that usualy don't work much better. It usualy heats up then shuts off anyway.
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:12 PM
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thanks yall....i would like to buy one of those small inverter deals. that are like the size of a small tool box.....i would keep it in my doorm room
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Old 11-05-2011, 12:32 PM
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Gonna be mighty tough to run that inverter, then have enough left crank it over while running the glow plugs and the PCM.
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