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Old 07-10-2009, 03:52 PM
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Re: Engine block heater vs. Battery Blanket?

WTF does the engine block heater plug into a wall outlet? I just checked justforjeeps and the pic shown looks like it plugs into wall outlet, HELP
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Old 07-10-2009, 04:12 PM
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Re: Engine block heater vs. Battery Blanket?

I believe so. You need an extion cord. Well the trucks at my job and every other engine block heater I've seen did.
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Old 07-10-2009, 04:24 PM
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Re: Engine block heater vs. Battery Blanket?

Yes, it has an electrical cord attached to it and you plug it in to an extension cord out side your house.

It draws very little electricity so its not gonna rack up the electrical bill and it just keeps the anti freeze warm keeping the block warm. its a very simple convenience.
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Old 07-10-2009, 04:32 PM
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Re: Engine block heater vs. Battery Blanket?

I am going to opt for the blanket this winter to relieve the stress on the battery. Then we shall see about the block heater. Thanks for the input all!
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Old 07-10-2009, 04:43 PM
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Re: Engine block heater vs. Battery Blanket?

An engine block heater and battery blanket will be the best defense against the cold. Remote starters are for yuppies. They dont do any help for the engine just your self when you get in the car.
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Old 07-10-2009, 04:45 PM
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Re: Engine block heater vs. Battery Blanket?

HAHA well the remote start was cool when it worked, but i rarely used it. My Jeep came with some aftermarket one, but since i took the Jeep to the dealer in the spring to get something fixed it has not worked since.
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Old 07-10-2009, 04:50 PM
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Re: Engine block heater vs. Battery Blanket?

I used to have one and it was nice.

But if you look at it this way, The engine is cold and the battery is cold. That is the time when it undergoes the most stress and can do the most damage when its had no oil flowing and its bitterly cold out.

The block heater keeps the clock warm and the oil and anti freeze warm so no matter how cold it is the engine should be around 100* when you first get in. So yes the air in the jeep is cold but the heater will be blowing hot air within 5 minutes of startup.

The battery blanket will keep the battery from freezing and that first start on a cold battery can drain it alot so it will save the life of the battery guaranteeing a start every time.

I have never used a remote start since i did the block heater, i just need the battery blanket for the wk now.
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Old 07-10-2009, 04:56 PM
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Re: Engine block heater vs. Battery Blanket?

Ah sounds good. My biggest thing with the block heater is the installation. Id end up pay someone to do it for me, and i dont feel like spending that money right now. However, in any northern states, block heaters should be standard equipment. I know here in the Chicago area the naperville jeep-dodge dealer started with battery blankets on every jeep. Its a start. It would add what 10-15 dollars to the sticker? When you are paying 25-35k who gives a crap. Especially for a block heater.
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:07 PM
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Re: Engine block heater vs. Battery Blanket?

Its an easy install its just hard to get to. on the 4.7 it goes on the rear ward most(towards fire wall) freeze plug on the left side of the engine (if your looking at it) and the wire gets tied off to the dip stick tube. You do loose coolant so that has to be refilled but thats it.

the 3.7 its the same but it goes on the forward most freeze plug (near the front of engine)

just for jeeps has the install.

But i am lazy and i would still pay to have it done. I think its 30 mins labor or sumtin.
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Old 07-10-2009, 05:34 PM
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Re: Engine block heater vs. Battery Blanket?

Yeah actually i was lookin at that and i did read a little bit about it but for certain things i'm just not a patient person
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Old 07-10-2009, 06:04 PM
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Re: Engine block heater vs. Battery Blanket?

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Re: Engine block heater vs. Battery Blanket?

Speaking from experience(regular -30 days in the winter) a block heater is definately the way to go. It will allow the engine to turn over,where a warm battery will have juice but if the engine is so stiff it can barely crank-it doesn't do you much good. A blanket is cheap insurance from freezing the battery-something that can also make an engine hard to turn over,lol. The remote start won't keep the engine loose unless you use the timed start which fires it up automatically every 2-3 hours,but obviously wastes gas.
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