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Old 01-06-2005, 08:35 PM   #1
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Default Engine block heater for SC2?

I live in Montana where it seems to be a bit colder (doesn't get above 5 degrees F for days) than where I used to live (CO). So lately I've been thinking about installing a block heater (or similar device) on my 92 Coupe. I have a short drive to work (engine doesn't ever get to normal temps when I go to work) and I want to cut down on wear and tear. Any advice?

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Old 01-06-2005, 09:25 PM   #2
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Default Re: Engine block heater for SC2?

Get a block heater.

I don't know if the after market has the Saturn style one avialible or not. It is more like the BBQ starters than anything else. Becase the blocks have no "frost plugs" you canot use an emmersion style block heater. Best place will likely end up being Saturn to get one. Try some ofthe online Saturn parts places.

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Default Re: Engine block heater for SC2?

There are a few aftermarket "pump" type heaters that will work equally well. They plumb into a heater hose at any convieniant spot and heat and circulate the coolant when plugged in. I also sugggest putting the heater on a TIMER so it comes on about 2 hours prior ro when you want to start the car. I likewise STRONGLY recommend the use of a FULL SYNTHETIC oil such as Mobil 1, under such extreme cold conditions.

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