Anyone have one? I'm thinking it wouldn't be a bad idea for my weekend car during the winter to get the oil up to temp before I go anywhere. http://www.jegs.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=1823&prmenbr=361
quote:500 Watts! I'd guess it will easily work at 40 below and cook your oil to boot if you leave it on to long. Looks like it's intended for race cars and dyno rooms. If you get it, I'd only use it with a timer that turns it off in 20 minutes. This one from JC Whitney is only 75 watts. http://www.jcwhitney.com/productnoitem.jhtml?CATID=53830&BQ=jcw2 And these are 125 or 250 http://www.jcwhitney.com/productnoitem.jhtml?CATID=53873&BQ=jcw2 And this one attaches with built in magnets and has a thermostat: http://www.jcwhitney.com/productnoitem.jhtml?CATID=53849&BQ=jcw2 Ira
Originally posted by Weatherlite: This ad says it will heat the oil to 160 in 25 minutes. It doesn't say what will happen if you leave it on longer then that. Will this thing end up cooking your oil if left on too long? Conversely, will it even be worth a crap if you live where it is commonly 40 below?
quote:How is sticking the element into the oil safer than being on the outside of the pan? I'm not familiar with either solution, just curious as why the dipstick is safe. How much heat does it generate? A dipstick heater is safer because the heater is always immersed in oil and can only get so hot. It doesn't generate much heat but nearly all the heat is given up to the oil. The stick-on type only heats the oil indirectly and wastes much of the heat it generates. It depends on good contact with the oil pan not to overheat. If it should become partly unstuck it will overheat.
Originally posted by Giles:
quote:How is sticking the element into the oil safer than being on the outside of the pan? I'm not familiar with either solution, just curious as why the dipstick is safe. How much heat does it generate?
Originally posted by Jay: A simple dipstick heater is a much simpler, cheaper, safer, more efficient way to heat the oil and engine. A block heater is best of all.
quote:Yes, all f-bodies were made here, but I meant the cars destined for Canada, with metric gauges, get the block heaters, while those destined for the US with imperial gauges, don't get the block heater. Look under your hood on the left hand side near the battery, the block heater cord would be in that general area if it were there.
Originally posted by 94 formula: Actually all the f-body's were made in canada to my knowledge, where would it be so I can check?