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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:39 am 
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i have installed an inline lower hose heater with little affect mod # 14400?. heater is still cold in the morn, and so is the engine. only the lower hose is hot. it is a kats brand tank type, i ordered a new style also by kats. has a circ pump built in. hooks to htr hose and lower hose, 850 watts is the smallest more than enough. as i looked at this new type it states that it must be installed in a vert position. my basic tank type is currently installed horizontally, and came with no instructions stating position was important, maybe that is the prob, nut sure, and already ordered the new type. just wanted to spread the word about this all new type of engine heater. please let me know any of you who have tried heaters, types/results etc, thanks. deltacam xfi, 58 mpg summer, 45 winter. :?:


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 Post subject: Re: engine heater
PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 5:42 am 
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here ya go: http://geometroforum.com/topic/779212/1/

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 Post subject: Re: engine heater
PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 9:22 am 
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I am planning on doing the same exact mod to my 1998 model. Intallation is easy and according to the thread on the GeoMetroForum, the poster stated his vehicle is nice and warm on cold mornings.

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 Post subject: Re: engine heater
PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2008 11:13 pm 
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I'm using the KAT heater in the lower hose.

The instructions were very specific about it being placed at a specific angle, 15 degrees I recall.

Anyhow......my motor is up to full temp in about a half a mile after being plugged in for 3 hours.

I'm still holding around 60 mpg

However, the new heater shown in the link above looks very impressive......I'll get one on order.

Thanks,

TH


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 Post subject: Re: engine heater
PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:27 pm 
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Location: Port Orchard, Washington USA
Hi All,

I've purchased one of these 850W tank type heaters, KAT 13080.

I paid 31 bucks including tax at my local Schucks Auto Parts store in Enumclaw, Washington

It is not going to be easy to install because (a) drilling the holes to mount the tank (b) The hose featured in the link is where I have my fuel warmer connected to.

Still where there is a will there is a way!

Trevor Heath
http://www.livesteaming.com/metro.htm


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