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Old 12-01-2005, 10:13 PM   #1
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Anyone use theirs?

Wanna know how effective they are, and how to tell if mine is still working. Decided to try it out tonight.
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They work decent. My aunt had one with her 90' 88. It gave her around 110*F overnight.
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My block heater was the only thing that gave my Bonneville the edge to start quick last winter...but that was before I did a good tune up. After that I didn't need it, however it is still a good idea to use it.

If you want to know if it'* working, try parking the car in a real quiet place, plug it in, stick your head under the hood and listen for a quiet buzz.
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lol...I wish using the block heater was a choice around here. Well, I guess it is a choice, but the alternative is walking to school.

Yeah you'll hear a kind of hissing/steaming sound when you plug it in after a couple seconds. There'* not really too much to go wrong with them, so I would bet it would work still.
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how warm does it keep the coolant on average???
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You'll know if it'* workng when you start it cold and immediately get heat from the heater.
Also, if it'* a real good one, snow will be melted off the hood and run down the grill and refreeze.
They do go bad. Sometimes it'* the element and sometimes it'* the cord, but I don't think I've ever had one last more than three years.
Watch the cord for cracks and breaks. I had one start on fire a few years ago because of a cracked cord.
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You'll know if it'* workng when you start it cold and immediately get heat from the heater.
Also, if it'* a real good one, snow will be melted off the hood and run down the grill and refreeze.
They do go bad. Sometimes it'* the element and sometimes it'* the cord, but I don't think I've ever had one last more than three years.
Watch the cord for cracks and breaks. I had one start on fire a few years ago because of a cracked cord.
Cool....because I hate getting into a cold car.

Besides my car hardly warms up on the way to work as it is.

10 miles and I don't even hit 180*
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<-------doesnt need one...hehehehe
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Better watch it man....I'm gonna be in Orlando 29th-3rd.....

I may just hafta smack you around possibly LOL
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You'll know if it'* workng when you start it cold and immediately get heat from the heater.
Also, if it'* a real good one, snow will be melted off the hood and run down the grill and refreeze.
They do go bad. Sometimes it'* the element and sometimes it'* the cord, but I don't think I've ever had one last more than three years.
Watch the cord for cracks and breaks. I had one start on fire a few years ago because of a cracked cord.
Wow, never heard of one going, but I'll be on the lookout now, thanks.
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