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Old 10-18-2009, 10:16 PM
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magnetic heater? never ever seen such a thing. please post a pic i am perplexed
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:18 AM
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Those are made to be magneted to the bottom of the oil pan
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:37 AM
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Hmm.

I should think that the magnet oil pan heater would be less efficient (or, perhaps, not efficient enough!) than a circulating block heater. It would be warming the oil in the pan, I would presume, but might not necessarily be keeping the block at a reasonably warm temperature on those sub-zero overnights. That, and it sounds like something you'd be likely to find along the roadside (or, even moreso, trailside on some 4x4 trails) after a while...
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The type that heats and circulates coolant is clearly going to keep the engine itself warm but will not do much to heat the oil in the oil pan. The magnet on the oil pan will keep the oil in the pan nice and warm but not much for the rest of the engine. You could get both and have the best of both worlds. IMHO, the oil in the pan will warm up once it hits the warm engine block and it is designed to function cold anyway. The warm engine block from the warm coolant is going to do a lot more good.
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I would think some heat would tranfer to the oil thrue the metal pan in contact with the block. And just what temp dose the block heater get up to? Just a warmer not a heater i would think a heater would boil water and thus evaperat some of the water but it is a closed system its not like youll lose it or eny thing
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I have seen those oil pan magnet heaters on diesel engines and they are really cool
But they wont heat the engine. They barely heat the top of the oil in the pan
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:59 PM
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It doesn't get anywhere close to boiling or operating temperature. Figure 100 or less probably. None the less, a lot warmer than zero.
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With the oil pan heaters I have installed and seen you can touch the oil in the top and about middle way down it gets unbearable
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So no one has a diagram of the heater hose routing?
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