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Old 07-31-2009, 08:46 AM   #1
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Hello all,

There was a thread about an engine warmer which I can't seem to find anymore.

Can someone point me in the right direction please (either to the thread or to the person/company that sells this).

Thanks a lot.
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You are looking for the cold fusion / powerhouse performance thread. The forums have been cleaned up of any threads that became a consumer thread. You can ask questions or speak of your experiances of a product but any sales or sale related questions need to be pm to powerhouse directly.
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I use a blow dryer my wife discarded, work great and free
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Here you go bud:

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If I'm not mistaken I recall hearing stories of guys using tire warmers (for TC) to pre-warm their heads. I doubt they work very well, you need heat in the case, not the head to properly warm up an engine. I have a $16 heat gun for applying monokote (RC plane covering) that allows me to get my engines up to ~160f before starting in just a couple minutes, much faster and hotter than a hair dryer. I only use it for break in.
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I also saw those engine warmers being sold on ebay.
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I bought one of the warmers from powerhouse and it works great. Get in touch with him on their thread.
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Yes Mark from powerhouse has them on ebay as well. They are more expensive on there however becuase ebays fees have increased so much. Just shoot him a PM or go to his website www.powerhousercperformance.com and email him. They work great and are very convienient. Engines should be pre-heated not just during break-in but always! There is no point for using it just for break-in when mechanical pinch will exist long after the first gallon(granted its a decent motor). Pre-heating a motor will increase the life of any motor drastically.
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So these things wrap around the engine or some thing do they, Also are they direct plug in to the wall for use or do they run off a battery, Just was wondering if they were designed to run on 110v or if they would handle 240V here in Australia, That's what comes out of our wall here....
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So these things wrap around the engine or some thing do they, Also are they direct plug in to the wall for use or do they run off a battery, Just was wondering if they were designed to run on 110v or if they would handle 240V here in Australia, That's what comes out of our wall here....
Try a different wall..J/K I dont think they will handle 220, they are basically made for 110.. i would think the tin, nor the wires will hold up to that type of current..do you use the same style outlets as USA?
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Try a different wall..J/K I dont think they will handle 220, they are basically made for 110.. i would think the tin, nor the wires will hold up to that type of current..do you use the same style outlets as USA?
No we use different ones, I know how yours are tho i work on a rig that was made in the US and it has 110v outlets through out it. Would be good to have the option tho.
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you would need a power supply and an outlet adapter
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Any one got a pic of how these things look, I can picture a tire warmer looking thing that wraps around the block, Would this be right !!!!!

Getting power at the correct 110V would be easy with a few bits here and there just got me interested now......
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Try a different wall.
Now that's funny right there.
Engine warmers do work great though.
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