ZEROSTART TANK-TYPE ENGINE HEATERS

$72.30
SKU #: JCW-540036 Manufacturer #: 3308001 Brand: ZeroStart
Customer Rating: 4.1 of 5 stars
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TANK-TYPE ENGINE HEATERS
  • Fast starts all winter long
  • Adapter for Mercedes sold separately (ZX541142)
Built-in thermostat prevents overheating and burnout. Keeps engine warm by circulating warm engine coolant through entire engine. Quicker heater and defroster output. Connects to 5/8 in. heater hose operates on regular AC house current. 120 volt. With 1-ft. grounded cord and instructions.
750-Watt. Warms 4-cylinder engines in 2-3 hours, 6-cylinder engines overnight.
1,000-Watt. Warms 6-cylinder engines in 2-3 hours, 8-cylinder engines overnight.
1,500-Watt. Warms 8-cylinder engines in 2-3 hours.
Imported Car Adapters. Choose adapter for all Mercedes (sold separately, ZX541142).

Overall Rating
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4.1 out of 5
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7 of 7(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
works well
May 17, 2014
northenstates
How often do you shop at JC Whitney.com? Multiple Times a Year
Ease of Use/Installation
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Quality/Construction
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
"very pleased with casing of heater, the supplied Y adapters are too long to use in my case. had to buy a different kind. the supplied radiator drain valve did not fit since my radiator is metric. my local napa offered a radiator hose T adapter that fit perfectly ( and it's made of metal ). yes, the cord is short. i need to use a heavy duty extension cord to plug it into the wall anyway, so i guess it'll live. Attn Zero-start: The cord should be at least 3 or 4 ft long so it can be routed safely, not 1.5 ft."
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
1984 Suburban/6.2L Diesel
January 6, 2014
Dave
Location: Valdosta, GA, USA
How often do you shop at JC Whitney.com? Once a Year
Ease of Use/Installation
3 out of 5
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"Access to factory block drain is blocked by the engine mounts. This leaves the option of drilling/tapping for a hose bib in the block or utilizing the radiator drain. Not having a machine shop in my pocket, I opted for the latter. As the coolant begins to heat up, it initially circulates through the block. However; once the coolant reaches warmer temp levels, the thermostat pops open and allows the coolant to begin a circulation almost solely within the radiator. This limits the effectiveness of the heater. A freeze plug heater may be more effective in this engine/chassis combination. If a hose bib can be fitted to a freeze plug, this heater would be great for this engine/chassis combo."
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5 out of 5
Penny Pinching Heat!
February 25, 2011
Anonymous
How often do you shop at JC Whitney.com? First Time
"I work the graveyard shift in a classified facility set deep in a forest in a northern state. It's a 1hr commute and only 1 road in/out in winter. It's Imperative this post is manned 24/7/365 so a frozen engine is NOT a valid excuse. Lives depend on our getting through regardless of weather so when I spotted THIS coolant heater I bought and had it professionally installed AND recommended it to all the other personnel here.
After watching the technician install I realized most anyone with a basic knowledge of ICEs and the right tools could install it though.
It's not only great to have instant heat when switching on my vehicle's engine - it's a real life-saver which SHOULD be offered OEM on ALL vehicles! Not only does it HEAT the coolant - it PUMPS the heated coolant throughout the engine block warming the oil laying on the rockers and in the oil channels - thinning and ensuring it runs through and between the parts keeping them well lubed on even the COLDEST nights.
I can immediately tell it's working from the difference in sounds the engine makes turning over with or without the heater. WITH it the sound is identical to starting in summer. WITHOUT it the engine screeches as it turns over so whenever the temps drop below 40 it's hooked up at least 1/2 hr prior to driving. (no, it's not the belts) I bought the 1kw unit and even that costs only $0.11/kwh to run versus $0.75 (in fuel) to run the engine until I get the same heat this unit puts out - a VERY small price to pay for longer engine life, defrosted windows and a warm butt.
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Pros: Instant hot air when the fan starts!
Cons: Should offer a 'quick disconnect' 3-prong jack.
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Quick Hot
January 6, 2010
Anonymous
Location: Illinois
How often do you shop at JC Whitney.com? Multiple Times a Year
"Money well invested. I use a 3 prong plug adapter to keep the brass male plug from the heater from getting corroded. Wouldn't live without one now. Installed in a 2002 Mitsubishi Galant ES 4 cyl."
Pros: warm air immediatly upon start-up. Defrosted windows in a 1/4 of the time. Only use when its teens or below
Cons: installation was done by Sears and they struggled with it but its in and works great
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