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Old 07-13-2000, 11:12 AM
JERRY88GW JERRY88GW is offline
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I was changing my oil pan gasket today when I noticed an electrical connection that was not connected.
The connection looked like a wall socket except it was round. It was right above the oil filter.
I thought it was the oil sending unit, but the sending unit was already connected and had been working fine.
I found the place it was supposed to connect to, connected it up, and did not really notice any difference when I cranked her up.

Does anyone know what this does?

Thanks

Oh, typo in the topic. "What does this do?"

[This message has been edited by JERRY88GW (edited July 13, 2000).]
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Old 07-13-2000, 11:43 AM
Veepster Veepster is offline
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I will take a guess and say "block heater"

but what the heck do I know about cold climates, as I have never lived more than 10 miles from the pacific..!!!


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Old 07-13-2000, 01:32 PM
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JERRY88GW:
I was changing my oil pan gasket today when I noticed an electrical connection that was not connected.
The connection looked like a wall socket except it was round. It was right above the oil filter.
I thought it was the oil sending unit, but the sending unit was already connected and had been working fine.
I found the place it was supposed to connect to, connected it up, and did not really notice any difference when I cranked her up.
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This prevents your choke from heating up if the ignition is on but the engine isn't running; if it did heat up, your choke would open even if your truck was actually cold, and wouldn't start properly.

Since the choke is also fed from a choke-stove in the manifold, it probably still heats up enough from that to shut off when the engine is warmed up.

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Old 07-13-2000, 02:52 PM
JERRY88GW JERRY88GW is offline
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Wow that makes since. I did notice that my jeep cranked right up after I connected that thing a ma jig. Cool!

Question: Soon, I'm going to put on a new edelbrock manifold and carb. Is this electrical device still needed once I install the new products?

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jerry
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Old 07-14-2000, 02:32 AM
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JERRY88GW:

Wow that makes since. I did notice that my jeep cranked right up after I connected that thing a ma jig. Cool!

Question: Soon, I'm going to put on a new edelbrock manifold and carb. Is this electrical device still needed once I install the new products?
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If you run an electric choke, there's no reason to remove it; just plug in your existing choke wire to the connector on the Edelbrock carb. If you're running a manual or hot-air-only choke, then it would make sense to remove it

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