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Old 11-13-2012, 10:03 PM   #1
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2002 ZTS Engine Blocker heater never used, safe to use??

i bought this particular focus off a friend, who was the original owner, who bought it when he lived in Minnesota. He special ordered it with every option(even leather interior)! anyways, i noticed a plug next to the battery the other day, and gave him a call and asked if it was in fact the engine block heater. he said "probably, but i never used it".

my question is, is it safe to use now, or should i leave it alone and not mess with it. We live in upstate NY and get some rough weather around here and would love to take advantage of this.

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Old 11-13-2012, 11:13 PM   #2
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I would say just check it over and make sure all the wiring looks good and give it a try..
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:28 AM   #3
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There is not much to wrong with a block heater. I'd plug it in. They're great to have.

I agree w/dpmeeks about checking the cord first to be sure it's in good condition.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:02 PM   #4
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^^ That right there. The main isue people have with block heaters not working, is a broken cable. I can take a pic of mine to show you what a broken cable looks like if you really need to see one. :)
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