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Unread 12-10-2013, 09:28 PM   #1
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Block Heater and Coolant Temp

I did some searching, but didn't find what I was looking for. It's been cold here like most everywhere lately, plugged the rig in, once for about 2 1/2 hours, and 4 hours respectively, never heard the expansion of heating metal, and checking the coolant temp upon start it said 100. I don't know what it should be temp wise, just seemed like it should be warmer. Any insight from those w/block heaters? Normal?
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Unread 12-10-2013, 09:53 PM   #2
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Why do you need a block heater in Texas? Granted I am not used to heaters myself, but 100 is pretty warm for a starting temperature IMHO.
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Unread 12-11-2013, 06:09 AM   #3
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They don't get that hot, just warm. The most obvious thing when using them is that you get heat out of the heater almost immediately, unless it below zero. In that case its obvious the engine is turning over easier.
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Unread 12-11-2013, 07:14 AM   #4
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Yeah, I kinda expected that just warm was going to be it. I just didn't hear the expansion like I do on my diesel truck. After all a cold start should read, well, colder!!
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Unread 12-11-2013, 07:26 AM   #5
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I will be thrilled in cold temps to see 100F.
That is more than sufficient for starting...
OP what was the ambient temperature?
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Unread 12-11-2013, 08:04 AM   #6
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If you really want to see what the block heater is doing for you, try not using it one night and using it the next. To me, the quicker heat in the cabin is nice, but the real benenit is reduced wear and tear on the engine.
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