It is currently Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:59 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Engine Block heater
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:56 pm 
Offline
SLE Member
SLE Member

Joined: Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:06 pm
Posts: 61
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Year and Trim: 2004 Bonneville GXP
2008 Grand Prix GXP
Hey guys, with the snow and cold temperatures coming this weekend...
I was wondering how long can I leave the factory engine block heater plugged in, this is on my Grand Prix GXP.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Engine Block heater
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:20 pm 
Offline
Certified Bonneville Nut
Certified Bonneville Nut
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 13, 2009 10:45 pm
Posts: 5547
Location: CHICAGO
Year and Trim: 2006 STS-V, 2004 GTO, 2009 G8 GT
Run an extension cord to it. :) I have an extension cord running to the Suburban and it's out in our court. Just keep the plug part under the hood.

You're getting snow in Florida?

_________________
Image

Retired Bonneville Owner and former GM Tech:
2004 Pontiac Bonneville GXP: Black/Ebony *SOLD*

Summer Toys: Combined 827 RWHP / 877lb/ft RWTQ
2004 Pontiac GTO: Impulse Blue Metallic/Black/M6: lots 'o mods, 415 RWHP / 405lb/ft RWTQ!
2006 Cadillac STS-V: Light Platinum Metallic/Light Gray/A6 - Spectre CAI, Magnaflow exhaust, Speed Inc. tune, 412 RWHP / 472lb/ft RWTQ

Daily Drivers:
2015 Chrysler Town & Country Limited Platinum: Mommy's NEW RGC
2007 Chrysler Town & Country Limited: Daddy's beater affectionately called the Rolling Garbage Can or "RGC" for short
2009 Pontiac G8 GT: L76, Sport Red Metallic
2009 Chevrolet Impala SS: LS4 V8, Victory Red
1999 Chevrolet Suburban: Sunset Gold Metallic - Daddy's winter beater and plow truck


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Engine Block heater
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:40 am 
Offline
SLE Member
SLE Member

Joined: Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:06 pm
Posts: 61
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Year and Trim: 2004 Bonneville GXP
2008 Grand Prix GXP
Lol. Sorry, I need to update my profile.... I returned to Indianapolis. My concern about the engine heater was the length of time being plugged in, The Kenworths I drove were always plugged in during the winter.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Engine Block heater
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:25 pm 
Offline
Certified Bonneville Nut
Certified Bonneville Nut
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 13, 2009 10:45 pm
Posts: 5547
Location: CHICAGO
Year and Trim: 2006 STS-V, 2004 GTO, 2009 G8 GT
Ahh, gotcha...

To be honest, unless the car sits for a long period of time and/or you fear you have a weaker battery, in these moderate 20* - 30* temps, you don't really need it. If we were below zero and well below that, I can see it and I would leave it running as long as needed.

I run an old heating pad (yea, the heating pad you use for muscle spasm's, earache's etc), out to the Suburban as the Vortec 5000's and Vortec 5700's are a PITA with their rotor and distributor caps when it gets damp or cold and damp. They refuse to start. You can crank the ever living sh*t out of them and they won't start. They were this way when new and I replaced countless ones in service over the years, much less on a 20 y/o one. :D I think I've been through 4 on this truck alone. Anyway, I run the heating pad for the most part, non-stop, especially when I know it's going to rain/snow.

Image

_________________
Image

Retired Bonneville Owner and former GM Tech:
2004 Pontiac Bonneville GXP: Black/Ebony *SOLD*

Summer Toys: Combined 827 RWHP / 877lb/ft RWTQ
2004 Pontiac GTO: Impulse Blue Metallic/Black/M6: lots 'o mods, 415 RWHP / 405lb/ft RWTQ!
2006 Cadillac STS-V: Light Platinum Metallic/Light Gray/A6 - Spectre CAI, Magnaflow exhaust, Speed Inc. tune, 412 RWHP / 472lb/ft RWTQ

Daily Drivers:
2015 Chrysler Town & Country Limited Platinum: Mommy's NEW RGC
2007 Chrysler Town & Country Limited: Daddy's beater affectionately called the Rolling Garbage Can or "RGC" for short
2009 Pontiac G8 GT: L76, Sport Red Metallic
2009 Chevrolet Impala SS: LS4 V8, Victory Red
1999 Chevrolet Suburban: Sunset Gold Metallic - Daddy's winter beater and plow truck


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Related topics
 Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Factory Block Heater

skregal

3

2008

Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:12 pm

00Beast View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. heater motor

2004yellowgoat

2

1641

Mon Oct 31, 2011 8:53 pm

2004yellowgoat View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Heater display and controls quit

jargarner

1

617

Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:46 pm

96 SSEi View the latest post

This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies. Low Engine Coolant on DIC

moboley

12

2776

Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:56 am

samples08 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Reman engine

Ghosthawk

8

1041

Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:58 am

300sflyer View the latest post

 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group


phpBB SEO