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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 12, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone try Electric Heater?

I am thinking of taking out the heater core, hoses and smooth my firewall and going with http://www.sportsimportsltd.com/usa-...ed-heater.html instead and wanted any input or if you know of another similar product.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 12, 10:31 AM
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Re: Anyone try Electric Heater?

It doesn't seem to be enough heat to keep a car warm on cold days (30F). Your link lists the biggest model at 600 watts, which is less than half of an average household plug-in heater, typically rated at 1500 watt. *Many years ago I was doing some interior work on a car parked outside in the cold (30f or so). *I ran an extension cord to a 1500w electric heater and was surprised how little difference it made inside the car. *I think I read somewhere that the average car heater puts out 25000-40000 btu.*
Also, the Btu rating on the linked heater seems much higher than possible for 600 *watt. I'm not sure but I thought the conversion was 3 btu or so per watt.*

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 12, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Anyone try Electric Heater?

Thanks for the reply! I am trying to find an alternative to using the heater core. I want to clean up the engine compartment by dumping the heater hoses and smooth the firewall. I live in Florida(Tampa area) so it doesnt get too cold too often, but nice to have heat a few months of the year that i do drive the car in the cold. Its a Pro Street car so i only need heat in the front. If someone has an alternative i am open to it.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 12, 01:37 PM
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Re: Anyone try Electric Heater?

I've gotta agree with Ben. 600 Watts is not going to keep anything warm. That's like 3 200 watt light bulbs. may keep your hands warm if directly infront of or above. I've sold similar plug in the dash type heaters and got all of them back. You do not know what cold is. I'd suggest that you move on down to the keys.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Jan 9th, 12, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Anyone try Electric Heater?

So, the concensus is keep the stock or none at all. Unless i am taking/picking up my car from the shop, its not being driven below 50 degrees.
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