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katmat
10-12-2009, 04:41 PM
I have a 05 3500 Sprinter & I park it outside in the Chicago area. I'm looking to see if anyone has a recomendation for a engine block heater or should I use a oil dipstick heater? Also sould I use a diesel fuel conditioner this winter? I have had the van for 4 years & I only had a problem w/ the cold weather twice (temp was below 0 F).

Thanks,
Matt Murphy

sikwan
10-12-2009, 07:34 PM
All, if not most, T1N's in the US should have the Espar unit under the left hand side headlight. If so you should look into doing this instead...

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=668&highlight=heater

katmat
10-12-2009, 07:52 PM
All, if not most, T1N's in the US should have the Espar unit under the left hand side headlight. If so you should look into doing this instead...

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=668&highlight=heater

Isn't this the heater for inside the van?
I'm looking for a engine heater.
Thanks

sikwan
10-12-2009, 07:55 PM
It's for both, engine and interior.

When it's running the coolant is circulated and heated.

Zymurgy
10-28-2009, 04:15 AM
I presume you are talking about a electric block heater for cold starts in the morning. I bought mine from my FYDA Freightliner in Ohio about 3 years ago. It wasn't very expensive $60 I think. In 2004 when I bought my Sprinter a block heater wasn't an option, but the good thing there is a threaded metal plug in the block. Once I got that plug out(didn't realize it was threaded) it wasn't too bad to install. It is great I can start it when it is 0, like it is the middle of summer. I think it is 1000 watts. I have it plugged in to a timer to turn on 2 hours before I want to start which has been plenty of time

Hoppingmad
10-28-2009, 12:27 PM
All, if not most, T1N's in the US should have the Espar unit under the left hand side headlight. If so you should look into doing this instead...

http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=668&highlight=heater

I must be outside the "if not most " group
theres no heater on my old DHL truck
sounds like a wonderful idea though, and will certainly look for one on my next sprinter.