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The other night the temperature got down to a few degrees below zero, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to try out the block heater / battery warmer that my car came with (standard since it's Canadian).

So, the next morning, I go out there, turn the key and *voila*... it started as smoothly as if it were summertime. :)

It's not as if I was worried the car wouldn't start, I just wanted to try it since this is my first car with one.

My question is, does anyone know how many watts this useful contraption draws? I am also curious as to what type of block heater this one is. Does it just conduct heat to the block or what does it do? Thanks. :)

[ January 20, 2002: Message edited by: 00ChryslerIntrepid ]
 

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A couple I have seen in the past only had the effect of a 75 watt light bulb on the electrical bill. When I was in Northern Minnesota one year, I seen a place of business that had a long extension cord outside for plugging in the workers cars for block/oil heaters.

Another option for winter is to buy a remote start that has the option of starting the car every 4-6 hours and run for 20 minutes. Charges the battery and clears the windows most of the way. Both work great.

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This will be the first winter since I own this 03 model and here is Canada. It is a relief to know the battery blanket is standard provision here, but how can I check to make sure? I cannot see the battery under the hood.
 

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Gorm said:
HOLY OLD THREAD BATMAN!

--Gorm
jason, we would string this guy over the fence and tell him to use the search button if he didnt, then he does to ask a question, and you give him the holy old thread batman response? ;)


the best way to see if the battery blanket is there, is to pull the removal cover from the inner wheel well, and look to see if it is there.
 

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Its all in fun...:)

I don't have a heater so I don't have any experience with that at all. :(

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It's not fair! It's not fair! You guys have thousands of posts here and I only started with 2. But I like the name Batman. I'll keep that name.

--Batman
 
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