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Old 01-27-2009, 10:22 AM   #79
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Location: Minnesota
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My Ride: 330xi
Well, interesting story.

I have an xi...and the oil pan is larger than a standard 'i', so I had to bend the copper leads from the block heater to get it properly seated. I got it installed, and it was -10 last night, the temp in the garage when I started the car was -1...the car was plugged in since I shut it off at 9...I left at 7, so the car was plugged in for 10 hours.

To much surprise, the temp gauge was in the middle of the blue when I started the car and I had heat right away. As I drove, I saw the outside air temp fall to -8 but the car still blowed warm air. I did not believe this was going to happen (see my earlier post) but it did.

anyways, I have some thermal heat transfer paste that has enough left for another install...PM me if your interested in buyin' if off me...

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