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Old 01-07-2018, 10:56 AM
vic syracuse vic syracuse is offline
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Absolutely do NOT use these. They will burn/coke the oil and potentially put chunks in your oil system, which could plug galleys, etc.

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Old 01-07-2018, 10:59 AM
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My engine heater for cold weather is probably the cheapest and easiest to make. Just a couple of short sections of 4" aluminum dryer vent tubing and a couple of light bulbs in each one. And of course blankets over the cowl and plugs in the holes. At temperatures of -20 my engine is about 45 degrees and easy to start. Here is a short video of my set up.
https://youtu.be/eVaqcLNe3IY
Same for me an except I just stick the light bulbs in safety cages face down inside the bottom cowl. Back of safety cages prevent any oil drips contacting the hot bulbs.
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Old 01-07-2018, 06:20 PM
Westerhuis Westerhuis is offline
 
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Default What remote switch

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Which type of remote switch are you referring to?

Like Dave I am quite keen to hear what switch is being used. I am looking for one that doesn't require WiFi and is operated via the GSM network.
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Old 01-07-2018, 07:38 PM
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For a Standard IO 540 D series with the Vans throttle bracket attached to the oil sump do you order the O540 kit with the two pads or do you use the single pad version.
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Old 01-07-2018, 11:55 PM
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For a Standard IO 540 D series with the Vans throttle bracket attached to the oil sump do you order the O540 kit with the two pads or do you use the single pad version.
When I called ez heat they recommended the 540 dual pad for D series. Not sure about the vans bracket as I have the afp bracket. Would think it doesnít make a difference.
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Old 01-08-2018, 01:08 AM
Pittsartist Pittsartist is offline
 
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I have 2 of the "Wolverine" type - both work really well.

The main reason for posting is to say I have a WiFi socket attached to them. I can set them off with my cell phone from anywhere, I've set them to come on for an hour once activated, on a 30f day I usually see around 70f Oil Temp at startup

The Wifi sockets are getting cheaper all the time - I paid £20 (about $28) for mine, You can also get ones that use a GSM cell card if you dont have WiFi.
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Old 01-08-2018, 06:11 AM
rv8ch rv8ch is offline
 
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Default Superior sump heater?

Anyone had any luck with a stick-on heater for the superior sump?

http://www.superiorairparts.com/xp-s...ngine/options/

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Old 01-11-2018, 08:42 AM
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I now have my oil preheater installed, how are you letting the 115v plug end rest in the engine compartment to keep from bouncing, chafing, rubbing, etc?
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:56 AM
Kyle Boatright Kyle Boatright is offline
 
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I now have my oil preheater installed, how are you letting the 115v plug end rest in the engine compartment to keep from bouncing, chafing, rubbing, etc?
Mine is zip tied to the dipstick tube. Not an approach I like, but it has worked well for >10 years.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:22 AM
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Ok so you are tying the plug end so itís rigid and bringing an extension cord to it instead of letting a foot or so to come out of the oil door when heating?
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