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Old 11-28-2003, 09:35 PM
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Where the hell is my Engine Block Heater...

I had my engine block heater installed when I got the car, a year and a half ago, anyways this winter i decided to use the thing... anyways I poped the hood and I cant find it at all.. can someone take a picture of theirs, or map it out for me..?
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Old 11-28-2003, 11:41 PM
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is it working?

I would think it would be on the oil pan to heat up the oil, so it circulates easyer on startup
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I asked at my dealer about installing a block heater; apparently, at least in US cars, they don't exist. Must be avaliable as a dealer option only in Canadian cars. I'd ask the dealer where the heater is.
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Old 11-29-2003, 02:34 AM
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Does anyone on the board have the block heater, and can take some pictures of it...
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You're not looking for the block heater, you should be looking for the power cord. In my Alty, it is attached to the grille. Check to the left of the hamburger as you face the front of the car. If it's not there, just look for a power cord that heads to the front of the car.
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Yeah, there should be a plug somewhere behind your grill. And it should be pretty obvious....if you don't see it, then you don't have one.
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What do you do plug it into the wall socket at the house???
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Old 11-29-2003, 06:37 AM
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^Yeah...you gotta buy and extension cord like one for a weed eater and plug it up to a outside socket. If we didn't have these where I was at, it was possible that you engine could freeze up over night and it would be a BEEEEEOTCH to start in the morning. But, once I got a garage out there...didn't need the block heater.
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I am sorry I guess living in Vegas it is not something I have to worry about. Plus I never heard of nothing like that. Pretty cool.
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what good is this if your out somewhere where there is no electric hook up.
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what good is this if your out somewhere where there is no electric hook up.
Carry a generator in the trunk.
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I never heard of it either until I got stationed there and saw plugs hanging out the front of people's cars and trucks....I was like, what the hell is that?!
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I've heard of them seen them for sale in JCWhitney catalogs
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what good is this if your out somewhere where there is no electric hook up.
That's easy...you don't go.

Enless your talking about a store or somewhere....some store's have plugs at each parking spot, but most folks just left their cars running.
Also....keyless entry is a must cause my keyholes to my door would freeze over night. NORTH DAKOTA SUCKS!!!! Glad I ain't there no mo'
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were I live it doesn't snow or rarely gets freezing temps, but I do go to the mountains to ski. I've never had a car not start cause it was to cold, even in the moutains when the car got buried in snow. I had my truck on time take along time to warm-up I had to put a card board in the grill to keep the cold air from freezing the radiator.
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