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Old 12-05-2011, 07:48 PM   #1
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Anybody in the SLC area running the block heater for the winter? Especially with an e85 tune... Feedback would be great cause I'm about to install mine this week. Thanks.
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:17 PM   #2
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I run one. Not really necessary unless its really cold. Installation is really simple but takes a lot of torque to get the coolant plug out. If you have any questions hit me up
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:23 PM   #3
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My car starts just fine with e85 in the winter.
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:27 PM   #4
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and does your car have a garage? i have a carport for another week, and my car sits outside if I end up driving it to work, figure any means to warming it up before starting would help. r8r4life, what injectors and turbo are you running, tgv deletes?
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:43 AM   #5
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and does your car have a garage? i have a carport for another week, and my car sits outside if I end up driving it to work, figure any means to warming it up before starting would help. r8r4life, what injectors and turbo are you running, tgv deletes?
Car is garaged.DW 1000cc injectors,Rotated 3076,TGV deletes,
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:46 AM   #6
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Les......you start your car in the winter?
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:48 PM   #7
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I run one on my megacab! BAM!
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:53 PM   #8
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Dialing in cranking tables should be enough to make it start unless it gets below zero. It's nice however to come out, start up your car and have your heater blow warm air right off the bat. Will increase the longevity of the car also
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Old 12-05-2011, 08:58 PM   #9
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"Will increase the longevity of the car also." Exactly. It was recommended by my tuner too. Figure for 40$, why not.
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:07 PM   #10
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Plus it makes you car look tuff to have a 3 pronged cord hanging out your grill
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Old 12-05-2011, 11:09 PM   #11
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Just installed mine today! this afternoon, after letting it sit overnight, I started it up and noticed the car struggling so I decided I need one of those. btw, I am new to the RMIC chapter so I look forward to meeting u guys out here.
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Old 12-06-2011, 01:09 AM   #12
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I ran one on my car it was the best thing I ever did.. But it was running hydra and it was a pain to start every time!! Best investment I would say
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:56 AM   #13
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Gotta warm it up every once in a while.
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:19 PM   #14
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Well I'm right there with ya: dom 3r, id 1000's and tgv deletes. Yet mine is in a carport. Its not like I have to try more than once to start it, just isn't the same start at 15 degrees. I'm all about it if it makes even a hint of difference. How's your idle with those dw's?
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:24 PM   #15
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Perfect.Can't complain a bit about the idle or the tune.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:43 PM   #16
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Who tuned it? Just curious cause I've always heard that its difficult to fine tune the idle on those.
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:31 AM   #17
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Who tuned it? Just curious cause I've always heard that its difficult to fine tune the idle on those.
Christian.Idles like stock.You would never know they were aftermarket injectors and tgv deletes.
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:44 AM   #18
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I lol when a shop doesn't recommend 1000s because they "cause poor idle". Every car I've seen that has been properly tuned idles like stock.
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