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Author Topic: Block heater for 353 Detriot  (Read 8210 times)

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Offline Mark M

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Re: Block heater for 353 Detriot
« Reply #20 on: February 03, 2005, 12:11:09 pm »
Here is a place that sell special oil pan heaters.

http://www.wolverineheater.com/

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Re: Block heater for 353 Detriot
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2005, 01:18:34 pm »
Amazing the education I get here.  There's almost too many options in engine oil/water heating.  Like going shopping with my wife :'(, there's more options to consider than I have patience to for.  But, seriously I appreciate everyone who shared their knowledge with me.  I gave Napa thier block heater back yesterday and picked up a tank type heater that was $16 less.  I rigged it up with heater hose and quick connects last night.  I will test it out tonight, although I won't know how it works in really cold wheather until we get some more.  We're having a bit of a thaw (high's in the low 40's).  If I hadn't bought the heater, I imagine it would still be below zero ::).

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Re: Block heater for 353 Detriot
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2005, 08:13:31 pm »
Just a thought for you that you probably allready know, but using synthetic oil in the winter makes a huge difference. I've been using it for 2 winters now and I never have to warm the engine first. On the really cold mornings I sometimes hook jumpers to the battery for 15-20 minutes to warm the battery up, snuff of ether and away she goes.
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Re: Block heater for 353 Detriot
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2005, 12:10:59 pm »
Hadn't heard that synthetic would make a difference.  Thanks for the tip.  I assume you still use the same wieght (15W-40)?

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Re: Block heater for 353 Detriot
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2005, 09:00:36 pm »
I'm not an expert on this stuff, but as far as I know stay with the same grade. I did.
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