Engine Heaters-First Aid for Cold Weather Starting 740549

This paper outlines how the use of engine heaters will aid the fleet operator by reducing vehicle downtime and starting costs in cold weather and by extending engine life. The advantages of such heaters and their costs are discussed. The types of heaters (in-block immersion, electrically powered tank type, oil or gas heated tank type, and hot-water circulatory system) are described in detail, with the relative cost of each. The problems inherent in such heaters are mentioned, along with the corrective steps to be taken.


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