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Old 01-03-2012, 08:45 PM   #1
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Diesel engine pre-heater

Temps here last nite down to 17 deg. We got the motorhome at the house today in preparation of taking off for Florida on friday. Just wondering if I can leave the engine block heater turned on all nite. Actually haven't needed to use pre-heat yet, but if it will help in easier starting, and more importantly, in heat out of the dash heater quicker, I'm all for it!!

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Old 01-03-2012, 09:10 PM   #2
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You can leave it on all night, won't hurt anything.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:25 PM   #3
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I always leave then on over night for all my diesels. Helps a lot in starting and warmup.

It is also not as hard on the engine as a cold start.

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Old 01-03-2012, 09:41 PM   #4
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As stated, no problem to let it run all night but it made my power bill jump up. What I do is I use a heavy duty timer and set it to come on about three to four hours before time to go. Go outside, the wait to start light doesn't come on, she fires right up and the heat is instantly warm.

Of course at a CG no power bill to worry about so just leave it plugged in all night.
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Ronk, We will be leaving on the 10th for the MacPac and then to FMA at LD. Ask for Muffin. See you there.
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Like sknight, I set a timer to come on about 6 AM on the day of departure.
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Gentlemen:
Thanks so much for your responses!!

Muffin, hope to run into you at the FMA event.
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Temps here last nite down to 17 deg. We got the motorhome at the house today in preparation of taking off for Florida on friday. ...
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Ron,

You waited to long to join us down here in Florida.
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You got that right Jay but it will be remedied come Friday morning.
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Ron,

You waited to long to join us down here in Florida.

Hey, who needs to go South when you can have so much fun up North









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