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Old 03-09-2008, 06:51 AM   #11
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....But the extra time taken to remove and inspect the Cat converter (since it's attached to the manifold) is more productive.... Some people just want to get the bolt out and the heater in and don't care to inspect the converter for wear.
OK, so what am I looking for if I'm staring blankly at my Cat?

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You want to make sure there are no chunks missing from the gridwork. You should also be able to see through the gridwork. A good way to check that since the VX CAT isn't straight through, is to shine a flashlight in the bottom opening and see the light when you look through the top.


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Old 03-09-2008, 07:14 AM   #13
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hell, you could run a switch to inside the car and warm it up without the car even on. I'm sure it wouldn't kill the battery enough to not be able to start the car.[/QUOTE]

How about this?!?: I understand they've made a solar paint. You could paint the roof of your car and charge a battery during sunny days to power your block heater.
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Old 04-12-2008, 08:34 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Erik View Post
Just out of curiosity- how much does NAPA charge for the block heater?
I purchased the OEM Honda block heater for about $33 last year from my local dealer. If you look at

item # 30 is what you want. Surprisingly it was in stock at the Dallas warehouse although the box was really beat up.

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