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View Poll Results: Do you warm your car up?
Yes 120 64.52%
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:52 PM   #161
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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.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:43 AM   #162
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About the same as a 40 watt bulb.
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:00 PM   #163
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I did when i was turbo'd, not anymore however i try to avoid the higway until its at least partially warm
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:05 PM   #164
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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.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:22 PM   #165
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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.
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:52 PM   #166
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Warm up 20 seconds then drive eaasy to operating temp. no worries..
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:15 PM   #167
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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.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:18 PM   #168
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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).?
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Old 01-02-2013, 12:26 PM   #169
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No matter what the engine, I always warm the engine for at least 5 minutes before moving the car.
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