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Thread: Engine Block Heater (EDIT* Now with actual install pics)

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2009-01-12 15:14:19
I won't be with my car until my tranny lever comes in. May be about a week before I can take pics.
2009-01-12 15:14:59
I am very sure that nissan has a EURO or 240 volt kit as well as there were SR20's sold all around the world. Just get with your local nissan dealer!

2009-01-12 16:32:09
my 1.6 sentra was a canada car and it had one on it when i got the car

oh and i threw a turbo setup on my 212,000 mile sr20
i can now see through my block
2009-01-12 21:16:40
Originally Posted by BenFenner
I skimmed the manual and it says nothing about voltage. =(

Ahh thanks Ben!

We only reach 32 degrees where i live in the coldest most mornings. Somtimes it might drop down to 25 F. So not sure if this would really benefit
2009-01-12 21:45:40
If your car starts every morning in the cold, you really don't need this thing. However, if you experience nights colder than 122°F (50°C) you'd still benefit from all of the other things it does.

That being said, if I didn't have cold start problems, I wouldn't even bother with one.
2009-01-13 04:38:42
Kind of a random number eh Ben? (Yes, I'm close to Canada. Leave me alone. I'll say eh if I want)
2009-01-13 05:59:55
2009-01-13 17:42:59
Ordered mine from G Spec Performance. I'll take some pics when it arrives.
2009-01-13 22:04:05
I have one of those.
Actually I threaded it in when I build my motor 2 months ago. But I plugged in the cord just last week.
At the moment it's getting -10'C at night but I haven't hooked it up yet. In a couple of days i'll let you know if it has sufficient power (400W it says).

Also it's not 240v compatible, I will have it hooked to a 110/240 transformer.
2009-01-15 20:55:28
I put in my new radiator last night so I was able to test out the heater.

I warmed the car up and then it cooled to 42°C (107.6°F) before I managed to plug the heater in. The water temp fell overnight to 32°C (89.6°F) which was the reading I saw in the morning. The overnight temps were about 6°C (42.8°F).

I do not know yet if the temps slowly dropped to 32°C, or if it is designed to hold a steady 32°C.

I will allow the car to fully cool overnight and plug it in when I wake up before work. It takes me about 30 minutes to get ready for work, so we'll see what it can do in that time next.
Last edited by BenFenner on 2013-02-14 at 00-04-21.
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