View Full Version : Bought a Block Heater for the e30

01-16-2004, 01:06 AM
Well, ordered one from crappy tire and is a direct application to my car. I get it in tomorrow, which I think should solve my very cold start ups in the morning. Anyone else tried this?

01-16-2004, 01:07 AM
how much was it if u dont mind me asking? My car start fine (knock on wood), but if it aint too expensive, i might pick one up.

01-16-2004, 01:24 AM
$22.00.........fits to spec on the e30. Pretty good price eh?!
Don't bother trying to find it on the website, look in the catalogue.

01-16-2004, 03:42 AM
$22? thats cheap....are you installing it? let me know how it works, I don't really know alot about block heaters and how they work.
I know what they do though. Can anyone shed some light on this for me?

01-16-2004, 04:01 AM
i use my block heater every day on my e36 and my car's need is already just past the blue when i first start it and it doesn't high like it does if its cold and not pluged in

01-16-2004, 02:52 PM
I bought one from Crappy Tire for my '73 BMW 2002. Best $25 I ever spent!

01-16-2004, 03:30 PM
how easy is it to install?

M3ti Compact
01-16-2004, 04:03 PM
I keep hearing on Motoring that most cars sold in Canada have block heaters already installed. You just have to look for the wire. I could never find this wire on any of my cars.

Me and my parents once took a trip to Alberta to go skiing, and we rented a Buick LeSabre. It's usually like, -30 around there and every parking space at the hotel had a power outlet. I popped the hood, looked for 5 minutes, and found the cord coiled up behind the headlight. We returned it with the cord sticking out of the headlight and the rental guy asked us to remove whatever we installed in it!

Anyone know if E36's come with?

01-16-2004, 05:25 PM
yeah...the E36 in canada comes with the block heater as standard option...you just have to look for it.....its on the passenger side under the exhasut manifold....thats where is plugs into the block so if you can find that then just fllow the wire

01-16-2004, 05:29 PM
never use my block heater
it loves the cold never gives hesitation in -30 temperatures

but jeez took me 20 min to scrape the ice off my car the other day i broke my scrapper on top of that
and now i need new wiper blades cause mine got ****ed when they froze to the windshield