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Offline spitzerscott

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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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