Back To The Teens

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by teem, Dec 7, 2007.

  1. teem

    teem Guest

    Damn! this morning, it was 17 out there!,I'm the kind og guy Who will
    stay in a warming car,not go back inside & wait.Ions were never great
    with immediate heat.
    teem, Dec 7, 2007
  2. teem

    Oppie Guest

    Block heater...
    You used to be able to get either an electic heater that replaced the
    dipstick or a cartridge heater that was spliced into one of the coolant
    lines. Whitney carried them.

    In the words of Garison Keillor - in Minnesota and just having had
    enough of the cold winters, he was going to get on the interstate heading
    South and was not going to stop until someone asked what the electric plug
    coming out of the engine compartment was for...."
    Oppie, Dec 7, 2007
  3. Used to have them that replaced a freeze-out plug too...
    John Grossbohlin, Dec 7, 2007
  4. teem

    Oppie Guest

    Little known fact - the freeze out plugs are actually there as a means to
    externally hold the sand casting forms which make the internal cooling
    passage spaces when the block is cast. Once solidified, the sand/wax is
    removed by steam cleaning, the access hole is machined (along with the
    machining and boring of the entire block) and the freeze out plug installed.
    Saturn had a process called the 'lost foam' (similar to 'lost wax' casting
    process) that I didn't entirely understand. Lost foam was supposed to be an
    alternate to sand casting that the rest of the industry uses.
    Oppie, Dec 7, 2007
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