Questions tagged [block-heater]

Accessory used to heat engine blocks during extreme cold weather situations. This helps to eliminate engine damage during extreme cold weather as well as allow for easier starts.

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Diesel intake heater DIY

I am the owner of an older 3.0 liter diesel car and winter mornings are quite painful for both me and the car. Even though thermostat is fine, heating takes forever. I know diesel only heats up while ...
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Mechanical belt-mount block heater?

Ultimately an electric block heater derives the power it uses for heating from mechanical energy transmitted via the belt to the alternator. If one wants a block heater just for reducing time until ...
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Block heater cord hack

The end of my block heater cord that connects to the block heater is worn out. The rubber is dry and cracked. Because of this, it does not stay plugged in correctly. To save some money I want to try ...
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Block heater or cord?

I noticed that my block heat didn't seem to be working on my 2014 Kia rio. I used a multimeter on omhs to check the resistance at the plug. I gave me me no reading aka open circuit. Then I ...
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Not sure if my block heater is working

Whenever I plug my car in, 2013 Nissan Maxima, I can always hear a fizzing sound at the beginning followed by a constant hissing. It sounds like it's working, however when I start the car in the ...
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Any harm in leaving a block heater running after starting the engine?

I've installed Frost Heaters in our VW diesels. The Frost Heater is just a installation kit built around a ZeroStart engine heater. In the instructions it says not to use the heater while the engine ...
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What exactly is meant by the phrase “plugging in your engine”?

I have found a relevant quote from here that might be related: Plugged-in engines are already half-warmed when started. Fuel consumption is thus reduced by an average of 15 per cent over the first ...
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Trouble starting car, cold weather. MB A140 W168

So, I have a Mercedes-Benz, A140 W168. I moved to Finland about 18ish months ago which is when we bought the car 2nd hand. Last winter temperatures only went down to around -15C (5F) degrees, and ...
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Is pre-heating a modern engine worth it?

I have a 2011 Toyota Yaris and live in climate where -5C temperatures are common and -20C are not unheard of. The car has an electric engine pre-heater installed. I don't know exactly what is the type ...
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Do I NEED block heaters for winter?

I just bought my first house. It doesn't have a garage, only a driveway. I live in Canada. My cars are a 2014 sedan and a 2015 suv. I use them everyday. Do I NEED a block heater for January-...
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Honda Civic 2014 EX Block Heater

I have a 2014 Honda Civic Ex Sedan. The dealer installed a block engine heater before the last winter. When they finished the installation, I had 2 cables like these: These cables were going out from ...
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Block Heater Honda Civic

How do I know the block heater in my 2009 Honda Civic is working? Does it make anoise when connected to a power source?
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Does my car have an engine block heater? (2010 civic)

How do I know if my car has an engine block heater? I checked the manual, which has no mention of it I looked for a plug near the front of my car, but didn't see it. Where would it be? I searched ...