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I'm definately going to get this!

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by Danno, Nov 30, 2001.

  1. Danno

    Danno 1/2 ton status

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    I\'m definately going to get this!

    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.lubespecialist.com/espar/espar.htm>http://www.lubespecialist.com/espar/espar.htm</a>

    Looks like the perfect thing for my truck in the winter. Don't know how much it costs (I'm sure it ain't cheap), but I'm definately going to have one either this winter or next winter.

    Anyone ever use anything like this on their K5s?

    1984 K5 Blazer 4x4 Silverado
    6.2L diesel, 700R4, 3.42 gears, 31x10.5" tires
     
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    Re: I\'m definately going to get this!

    Thing looks cool....whats the price on this thing and will it work on a 6.2?


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    Re: I\'m definately going to get this!

    Their Website said $925

    Hell, I would rather be cold, and spend $550 of that $925 for a Propane Kit.


    4 wheeling is like sex, when its good, its really, really good, when its bad its still pretty good.
     
  4. Danno

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    Re: I\'m definately going to get this!

    Heh... I'd rather not kill my starter and glow plugs when it's -10F outside.

    And besides... Who needs propane when you can get a turbo? :-)

    1984 K5 Blazer 4x4 Silverado
    6.2L diesel, 700R4, 3.42 gears, 31x10.5" tires
     
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    Re: I\'m definately going to get this!

    I wouldnt mind having it but for $925 you can buy alot of glowplugs, starters and some 1000cca batterys.

    1984 GMC Jimmy 379 diesel, 700R4, 3.73s, 31x10.50 x 15
     
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    Re: I\'m definately going to get this!

    You have to have a Turbo for the Propane To be very efficient.
    The power increases would probably be about the same as going to the turbo. Maybe 50 horse and 120ft/lbs of torque.
    Thats close to 250 horse, and 570 ft/lbs of torque. That would warm me up pretty quick.
    I wonder what would happen if you added a 2nd block heater. Maybe one on the passenger side. Not sure if there are freeze plugs on that side.

    4 wheeling is like sex, when its good, its really, really good, when its bad its still pretty good.
     
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    Re: I\'m definately going to get this!

    SK-15,

    that heater works on any liquid cooled engine,gas or diesel.I'm definetly going get one.When its freezing cold,just set the timer,or activate with cell phone,and you can drive away with warm truck,even if you are in a middle of nowhere.
    It increases engine life a lot,I don't remeber exactly,but it's said that every cold start below 32F wears engine like driving 200-300 miles.


    Blazr77400,

    there is not room for block heater on 6.2 on passenger side.There are freeze plugs,but the starter is blocking them.

    I'm too lazy to stick shift,that's why I prefer autotranny.
     
  8. NewK5Guy

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    Re: I\'m definately going to get this!

    If its' what I think it is, Sam and Dave put one in Sam's 98(?) Dodge dually diesel. It's a pretty cool device. The one they put in was plumbed into the diesel tank. It ran off regular diesel fuel. It even had a key chain remote. Set the timer on the control unit, then just press the button on the remote from the comfort of your warm house. By the time you go out to start up your truck, the vents will be blowing nice toasty air.
     

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