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Engine Block Heater

Engine Block Heater — which one is best for you? What does a block heater do? Cold metal quenches the combustion process and reduces fuel vaporization making it harder to start your engine in extremely cold weather. Quenching and reduced vaporization affects carbureted engines far more than fuel injected engines.  However, some early fuel injected engine also have trouble starting in extremely cold weather. An engine heater warms the coolant and the block, which reduces quenching and aids in fuel vaporization and starting. Rick’s advice for the best block heater … Read More

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