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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by WakeBoard&4X4er, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. WakeBoard&4X4er

    WakeBoard&4X4er 1/2 ton status

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    My 94 Sub has a block heater and I was wondering know how often I needed to use it and how long? It has not got that cold here but can get cold. I have used it the past few nights got below 30F but do I need to run it all night? Was think thinking about getting a timer for the outlet and have it come one about 3 or 4hrs before I get up and go to work. Any input?

    Thanks!

    brett
     
  2. Stomper

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    All night is a waist, the timer is a great idea....I think 2 to 3 hours is plenty of time to get things warmed up.
     
  3. WakeBoard&4X4er

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    The owners manual might tell you how it is best to use.

    30* I wouldn't worry about. It doesn't get Alaska cold around here, but even down to 9* there seem to be no problems with our trucks.
     
  5. WakeBoard&4X4er

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    it is there, that is why i use it. 454 outside not the best thing to start. but thanks for the input
     
  6. vervepipes

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    i dont use mine unless it gets below -10 Cel, useless if any warmer. i leave it all night now because it's approaching-30
     
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    When I lived in NY and MA. I used a timer for 3 hrs. No use for it anymore in FL though.
     
  8. vervepipes

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    NY is still a LONG way south from here though. some people here evan go as far as leaving thier cars running while they go shopping or doing the groceries
     

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