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Old 10-24-2001, 09:58 PM   #1
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I have the factory block heater on my WRX. How long should I leave it on? Does it have it's own thermostat?

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Old 10-25-2001, 09:06 PM   #2
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Old 10-29-2001, 06:10 PM   #3
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I've read that there is no need to run the block heater for more than an hour but I think that is too conservative.

I have the extension cord to my block heater connected to an heavy-duty timer so it turns-on about 2 hours before I leave in the morning.

I don't think the block heater has a thermostat. I wouldn't worry about the engine getting too hot since I doubt the block heater can heat the engine all the way to normal operating temperature.
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