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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-03-2010, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Inline block heater

have you guys seen those coolant heaters that circulate the fluid and heat it at the same time?

i wanna put one on my 08 but i would like to hear opinions first. how they work, and usually how many watts for a good one.


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-03-2010, 06:59 PM
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we use them on heavy equipment for that application there expensive but work great Wabasto makes a great unit

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I looked at a Webasto unit for my last Ranger - I saw it years ago on Shadetree Mechanic. It's a really slick system running off your main fuel tank. If memory serves it was about a grand.

While I never did get one installed, from all of the literature I've seen on it I believe it's the best way to go for winter heat without running your engine. The units come with a programmable time control for preheating or can be operated via remote I believe.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-04-2010, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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am i missing something here? running off my main fuel tank..? i thought these things were electric. this is a pickup truck not a big rig.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-04-2010, 07:44 PM
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put one on a duty... thay work nice.... or block heater and a remote auto start

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-05-2010, 12:46 AM
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they work good as long as they are installed low enough as to not airrate and burn out,but nothing beats having a remote start/security system for ease of use.m2c

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