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Re: Block heater installation

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3+ to 5 range depending on engine size (400w-600w).
That's good info. Assuming an inverter is 90% efficient, 600w produced would require 667w consumed from the vehicles battery. That's 55 amps. Most car batteries are 75 to 100 amp hour rated. So, in the hour or so it would take to raise the oil temperature significantly, the battery would be seriously depleted to the point it probably won't crank the cold engine! Remember, batteries are already heavily burdened in cold weather and although the oil in the pan is warm, the rest of the block is still cold.

So don't try using an inverter to power your block heater...unless you use a spare battery. A small generator would work although probably not practical. If you KNOW you are going camping in the Alaskan winter, a generator would be handy.

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Re: Block heater installation

According to the 2015 KL Manual the Heater pulls 6.5A @ 110 Volts.
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Re: Block heater installation

How do you guys have the cord routed? The moron who installed mine requires the hood to be popped open. Thinking about routing it down to the front tow hook.
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Re: Block heater installation

Mine is the same. I had the dealership install, which charged me 1.5 hours labor. I probably will build a short extension.
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Re: Block heater installation

Question: On the underside of the hood there is a "weather strip" for lack of a better term. Before dealership installed the heater cord, I am reasonable certain there was a strip on both driver and passenger side of the hood. Now there is only one strip on the driver side. I noticed after driving in the rain a fair amount of road dirt was able to enter in this area.
Would someone please look and let me know if there should be two strips.

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Re: Block heater installation

The strip is only located on the driver side/air box side. This has been discussed in several other threads with many other Jeep owners confirming it.
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Re: Block heater installation

has anybody actually installed this thing themselves? I felt around down there for about an hour last night and could not find a thing that remotely resembles what's on that drawing. Can someone point me in the direction of where I should be looking or feeling to find where this thing is?
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