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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-13-2007, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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block heater pre heat

How cost effective is it to warm the engine with the 110V block heater each day? When I do this during cold weather it seems to make a difference with my MPG. I have a timer on the wall and run the heater about 3 hours before the day starts. Does anyone have any thought on this?
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Re: block heater pre heat

I leave mine plugged in over night and it starts easier and it sounds alot better when it starts. it doesn't have that bad knocking sound. sounds like when you hit steel with a hammer. I was wondering if its ok to plug it in when the motors still warm?

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Re: block heater pre heat

I would say it's fine to plug it in if you want a warm truck. And you can plug it in warm, but why wouldn't you just put it on a timer?
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Re: block heater pre heat

The block heater pulls about 1000 watts same as leaving 10 100 watts light bulbs. I run mine on a timer for 3 hours as well. To run it cents per day!
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