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Old 12-01-2005, 11:56 PM   #11
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I'm gonna be in Orlando 29th-3rd.....

I may just hafta smack you around possibly LOL
Why are you going to Orlando? Jeez... I wish I had that freedom. Next year in the fall I think i'm gonna start school again. Last summer was nonexistant. If I was making 50K + I wouldn'd care. But 20-22K is Not worth losing a year in the life. Fu^k, i'm 22 years old now goddam%et.
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Now, before anyone says "of course youd need one there" alot of my friends in alaska and the NW CN region have'em. Most of the cars in alaska come with them anyways, even the used cars[option mind you], but after talking to two of them stationed at FT Wainwright on messenger, in the four years they have been there, only one has failed since it was dmged by a rock hitting the blanket[dont ask me how].

just some fyi on HBs
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Now, before anyone says "of course youd need one there" alot of my friends in alaska and the NW CN region have'em. Most of the cars in alaska come with them anyways, even the used cars[option mind you], but after talking to two of them stationed at FT Wainwright on messenger, in the four years they have been there, only one has failed since it was dmged by a rock hitting the blanket[dont ask me how].

just some fyi on HBs
I don't really understand....blanket?

I've only ever seen them as a simple element in the block itself.
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Old 12-02-2005, 01:27 AM   #14
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I dunno if they have them for civilan applications, but they used what looks like a thermal blanket with a cord coming out you plug in to a 110v cord. Ill have them send me a picture to help. I tried to search it, ill update ya ryan.
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I have to use mine later in the winter months. My Bonneville will do -20C cold starts no problem...when it starts hitting -35C in the morning I turn it on for about two hours. The block heater on our Grand Am went once, so it can happen...
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the one in my 1993 is the stock one and has been used everywinter since it was new im positive of that, its plugged in as we speak, its the difference between starting and not starting in liek -20F weather, it warms up a bit faster too
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I dunno if they have them for civilan applications, but they used what looks like a thermal blanket with a cord coming out you plug in to a 110v cord. Ill have them send me a picture to help. I tried to search it, ill update ya ryan.
Ok, I think I know what you are referring to here. They have them for aviation applications, look like a white/silvery blanket right? Basically amounts to a heated cover/blanket?
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basically. takes the place of a full out heater, and transferable to a range of vehicles/applications.
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We have block heaters on our pickup trucks. My fiance'* is a 1983 Silverado 4x4, and it'* the only way the thing will start in the winter. It makes a BIG difference. My 1990 K1500 Silverado 4x4 also has one. Mine has remote start as well. My remote starter will crank for about 2 seconds, then pause for about 30 seconds, and try again...it keeps doing this until it starts. With the block heater plugged in, it fires right up on the first or second try. Without the block heater, it takes until the 4th or 5th crank. This also means that the inside of my truck is nice and toasty after only about 5 minutes of running
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If I were in the climate where they were needed...I'd have one.
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