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trailhound
 


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how long do you pre-heat for?

Most days I only have a 20 minute drive to work (I think this is not relevant to my question!). How long should I preheat car in the morning to be efficient on the fbh burning fuel versus the benefits of running it in the first place? I suspect outside temperature is a variable to be considered.
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It really doesn’t use much fuel, so run it for 30minutes to get the temp up so the engine can benefit from a warm start.
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30 mins on mine, I might try 40 mins as I reckon it will be just that little bit better.
Iirc they burn 1/2 litre per hour at full chat, so 30 mins will cost you 1/4 of a litre roughly 33p, well worth it.

I forgot to say the heater makers recommend a minimum run time of 30 mins to keep the thing clean and running well.
Think eberspacher say the same on their version.
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Thanks for that gents. That's doesn't sound like bad value at all, especially if you get a bit of fuel economy paid back with a warmer engine while driving. Not to mention reduced wear etc.

Anybody know what kind of impact it has on the battery running for 30 mins?
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If you’re driving 2miles a day, it will gradually drop it. If you’re driving 1/2hr I’d have thought it would be fine. Thumbs Up
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Make a habit of plugging the Ctek in once a week in winter if you can, won't do any harm Thumbs Up
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My parking spot has always from 22- 24 C should I get a timer as well ? I can see it takes 6-7 min drive before the temp is in the middle .. please advise ..
  
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