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This is a discussion on Engine Block Warmer within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Has anyone ever gotten an engine warmer installed? If so, where did you get it? Does it work well? Is ...

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    Question Engine Block Warmer

    Has anyone ever gotten an engine warmer installed? If so, where did you get it? Does it work well? Is it easy to install? I have a massive cam and SLP loudmoth exhaust...and when I start it on a cold day it's LOUD. And I feel awful cuz I know I'm waking up neighbors in the morning. Any suggestions are appreciated!!

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    i dont think that would make a difference its still going to be "neighbor waking" loud, i also have full slp exhaust and a cam and its my dd,i crank her up about 7am 5 mornings a week, so i know what you mean but i dont think theres going to be any way around it except to change to a more quiet exhaust...or get a beater to drive to work

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    I don't know why there would be that much of a difference between cold and warm operating temps in regards to exhausrt loudness. Ideally, you would want a heater that wams the oil, as opposed to the coolant. Many auto parts stores carry universal heaters for the coolant, no sure about the oil. I would imagine almost any auto shop would be able to install one. I wouldn't expect a huge difference in sound levels though.

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    There are a couple of styles of heaters but unless it is getting real cold, I don't think they will do a whole lot for you -- especially in Texas.

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    Trust me idk why but it is MUCH louder when it is cold. I've owned the car long enough to know AND I wouldn't have to let it warm up forever so it wouldn't be loud for very long. Just want to know suggestions from ppl that have used them....thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    There are a couple of styles of heaters but unless it is getting real cold, I don't think they will do a whole lot for you -- especially in Texas.
    It's about 25 degrees outside....

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    I see what you're talking about with this..

    Your high idle under cold start up is too loud..

    I have used them only in Tractor Trailer, and Tri-Axle apps..

    In that case it's so they will start on super cold days..

    Some are used in conjunction with a propane injection setup..

    With that said I can't see why it would'nt work for you but I don't think it will help much..

    It will still likely high idle a short period because IIRC closed loop does'nt happen untill near operating temp is achieved..

    A block harmer will likely not keep the coolant temp over/above closed loop temps as that is'nt what they are designed for..

    Primarily they only keep the block temp ~10-20 degrees or so above freezing some do get hotter though..
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    Magnaflow with a cutout is what I have. Very tame or loud depending on mood.

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    On a cold start these cars are in open loop, takes a minute or so to hit closed loop (~100 degrees). In open loop it runs a little richer, and tends to make the engine sound a little slappy, (we call it fat)
    It changes the tone of the engine a bit. It's normal.

    Change the exhaust, that will fix it

    PS: Amarillo gets windy and cold this time of year (flat as a pancake up there) You guys get some nasty weather conditions.

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    I LOVE my exhaust and I'm always complimented on it...did I mention I have long tubes?? I would definitely not change the exhaust, I was hoping it help me even a little bit and it wouldn't take as long to warm up, both engine and heater inside. At the moment she is locked in the garage with ANOTHER broken window motor and until weather some what allows to get out and replace it I can't take it anywhere. But thanks for the little help, maybe it isn't worth it.

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