[Vwdiesel] Blockheaters. ---- ( 1984 1.6L Turbo Rabbit. )

H.Hagar h_hagar at prcn.org
Mon Mar 15 12:27:15 EST 2004

For a long time I have followed discussions about how to
use an inverter --- battery 12 V to 115V.    (I do not like the idea)
However I never did it , so who am I to criticize ?.

Yesterday I went to Canadian Tire and got a new one.  ( 30 dollars Can)
That answers the question -- HOW many watts are they ?  A:  400W to
maybe 600W.  This one is  400W 115V. 

I have a habit of plugging in all the time when parked at home. And now 
I find out that too much antifreeze may burn out the heater.

That is contradictory to a discussion we had last year. I was using pure water
in the summertime.  ---  resulting in less cooling ?    ---- brings on another
"Hagarisim"       ------ " you can't sometimes always win ".

400Watt inverters are getting real cheap lately --- so it is worth fooling around 
with.      If you do it read my upcoming feature on batteries. Deepcycling is
deadly. And blimy do not use the starting battery.  


PS: Heater maker  "TEMRO"  recommends 50 % solution.

More information about the Vwdiesel mailing list