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01-02-2013 12:26 PM
Kettenhund No matter what the engine, I always warm the engine for at least 5 minutes before moving the car.
01-01-2013 07:18 PM
coldbear
Lower hose units-2.25 "

The Kat heaters come in 400,600,750 watt units for FF's. Anyone know for sure what a OEM unit would pull? (watts).?
01-01-2013 07:15 PM
coldbear
IceBox

I have to have the coldest FF that has ever been made. On a 30 degree AM I do not get heat till 4 miles. I;ve changed every part on that cooling systen and it runs cold for miles.
01-01-2013 05:52 PM
markwb Warm up 20 seconds then drive eaasy to operating temp. no worries..
01-01-2013 02:22 PM
drewp 800 watts, yea your wrong lol consider yourself corrected. i almost always warm up on the run. i have a half mile drive threw side streets till the highway and that is my warmup. if its real cold and the car is running ragged i let it warm a little first. if i have to scrape the windows it gets that as warmup time.
12-31-2012 02:05 PM
coldbear
750 watts

I think the block heaters use much more than 40 watts of power. More like 8. 100 watt bulbs burning at the same time? Correct me if I'm wrong.
12-31-2012 02:00 PM
Focus112 I did when i was turbo'd, not anymore however i try to avoid the higway until its at least partially warm
12-29-2012 01:43 AM
jinstall About the same as a 40 watt bulb.
12-28-2012 01:52 PM
swansong
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Sweet that's awesome, but how much electricity does that thing use in 3 hours?
No idea lol. I don't think it would be very much though, and the car should get slightly improved MPG from warming up. The heater only gets the coolant temp to about 130, which just barely registers on the gauge.
12-28-2012 01:40 PM
Matt89
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Originally Posted by swansong View Post
I've started using the SVT's block heater on a timer to warm it up for about 3 hours before driving. Then start it up, turn the heated seats on, idle for about 30 seconds, drive easy for 5-10 mins, then drive however. With the block heater I get useable heat by the time I reach the end of my street, and the seats get warm within 30 seconds of turning on. I'm finding that the SVT winter package was really a nice inclusion, especially since the tune I have allows fully defeating the traction control.

Oh and having a Euro grille, a Dremel, and some patience allows me to do this :

Sweet that's awesome, but how much electricity does that thing use in 3 hours?
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