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Old 02-18-2013, 02:16 PM   #18
jonesenberg
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Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: oregon
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My Ride: '04 330i ZHP 6spd
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Originally Posted by Sweetness View Post
I put on my car and warms engine and all the fluids to normal temp.
An electric blanket will warm your oil, engine, and coolant to 95C? If not, what's the point? What could possibly warm these three things faster than combustion of gasoline inside the engine with these fluids being pumped through it?

Have you thought about how much power would be required to overcome the thermal inefficiency of warming a blanket, then the layer of air between it and the motor (along with plastic engine cover, etc etc), and finally the block itself? How about the potential fire hazard? An electrical short if you close the hood on it the wrong way and shear the wire?
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