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Oil Pan Heaters
« on: March 14, 2020, 08:31:15 AM »
We just got one of the Jeg's self adhesive pad oil pan heaters, it is 400watt.  Have any of you used these, and how long will it take to bring 8 quarts of oil up to temp?

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Re: Oil Pan Heaters
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2020, 10:26:59 AM »
Mine takes about an hour for 12 quarts

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Re: Oil Pan Heaters
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2020, 05:59:16 PM »
My 8qt pan takes about 20 minutes but I have the heating element in the oil.
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Re: Oil Pan Heaters
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2020, 10:57:09 AM »
I used block heaters in the water jackets as well as a immersion type 400 watt heater. Heads and block were water filled. It makes for a good pre start warmup.

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Re: Oil Pan Heaters
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2020, 10:10:04 AM »
if you run a diaper, can you run a stick on?  i'm not sure how hot they get
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Re: Oil Pan Heaters
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2020, 11:38:48 AM »
No, ask me how I know

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Re: Oil Pan Heaters
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2020, 07:41:06 AM »
If you run a diaper...and you should be!!!  it will burn/char the absorent. I tried it !!!!!   Now I use a Stephs immersion heater. Works great
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Re: Oil Pan Heaters
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2020, 02:18:47 PM »
Steve, i've been known to have catastrophic oil pan failure before.  I wouldn't make a run without a diaper.

Thanks.  next time the pan is off, i'll have a bung installed for an immersion heater. I don't want to have to drop the diaper each day.  I appreciate the info.
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Re: Oil Pan Heaters
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2020, 12:58:51 PM »
Greg......I know you do!!!!   It was a general answer.... You will love the emersion. After we get home from a race aI will pull the valve covers and leave it plugged in for a couple of days to evaporate any alky left.
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Re: Oil Pan Heaters
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2020, 08:57:15 AM »
We do have an insulated pad between the heating pad and the absorbing pad that will take 450F continues and 1100F surge.

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Re: Oil Pan Heaters
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2020, 10:52:20 AM »
Do you have a manufacturer or part number of what you're using?
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Re: Oil Pan Heaters
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2020, 04:32:22 PM »
Mark, just a cheap pad from Jeg's,  Pt.  # 555-32032.   Ran it 8 minutes last weekend with no problems.