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windrifter

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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2011 12:45:32 PM

Years ago, when gas was still cheap, my dad installed a gasoline pre-heater which used the heat from the engine coolant to preheat the fuel. (I'm sure it voided any warranty on his engine) He noticed some improvement, but it wasn't worth the money.
What's your experience?
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PaylessKY
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 9:08:53 AM

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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 8:59:05 AM

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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 23, 2014 6:28:42 AM

never..........
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rando991
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 8:32:25 AM

never heard of such, probably a just a gimmick.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 22, 2014 7:30:14 AM

no..........
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 21, 2014 7:15:44 AM

never.............
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2014 7:49:51 AM

no............
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 19, 2014 7:33:34 AM

Never........
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 7:29:20 AM

no...........
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 6:59:57 AM

No
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cv
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Message Posted: Apr 18, 2014 5:42:29 AM

I have never done that.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 7:10:52 AM

no..........
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 7:01:49 AM

Never......
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twt
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 4:10:03 AM

Never done that.
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 11:06:59 PM

Probably again this Fall 2014 or sooner!
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2014 6:26:27 AM

No..........
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 14, 2014 7:43:50 AM

Never......
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 8:46:25 PM

no
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 7:25:39 AM

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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 12, 2014 7:39:13 AM

Never.........
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ace12012
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 1:22:00 PM

no.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 11, 2014 7:16:27 AM

No.....never...........
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contiki
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Never...........
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dontuknowOH
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 10:25:25 AM

Since the "80's still using them. I haven't devised any on our 2011 vehicle, it still has less than 5K miles met on it's odometer, did need to air the tires at 1800 mi. The Wife said "What's that light showing on the dash"? Today... It was 26# tire pressure one tire and a second @ 22#.

Women don't want to get their fingers dirty, some I guess and that tire p.. gauge is so terrible of a thing to handle, smells like hand-cleaner, So I got down and dirty! With Her car... That's legal I HOPE...

Magic! She watched that light for 1-1/2 mile then go out and I'm going to buy Her a personal TPG... maybe a pink one, just to save fuel costs. My buy, that ought to work, along with a lightweight hose! Solved!!!
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redfish67
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 10:03:59 AM

no
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 9:16:55 AM

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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 8, 2014 6:52:24 AM

We never use one......
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 6:38:38 AM

Never........
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hoopitup2000
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 6:28:32 AM

Yes, grill blocks!! Cheap & effective
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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2014 6:11:25 AM

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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 6, 2014 7:17:22 AM

never........
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 8:41:42 PM

no
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 8:07:48 AM

Yes. I installed an engine block heater and it really does make a difference. I will be equipping the cars I drive in the winter with these things.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 5, 2014 7:19:42 AM

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contiki
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Never.......
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 7:22:24 PM

No
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 5:06:29 PM

No
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 6:48:24 AM

Never........
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 6:37:23 PM

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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 10:00:18 AM

Years ago as a kid. They never work.
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 9:07:17 AM

Nope
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 8:18:57 AM

Never. Most are gimmicks.
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 7:44:07 AM

Yes!!
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 7:14:29 AM

No...never......
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contiki
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Never..........
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Message Posted: Mar 26, 2014 6:40:36 AM

Never.....
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thirstyV8suv
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 10:58:04 PM

Cold air intake and free flowing exhaust... but more incidental to fuel economy. the real desire was more power.
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contiki
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Message Posted: Mar 25, 2014 6:58:25 AM

Never........
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no
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