Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2001 04:57:55 GMT From: devil <devilnopsamlobal.net> Subject: Re: 1999 9.5-Do I have a block heater?
adl6009 wrote: > > According to information from this web page > http://media.gm.com/division/canada/english/products/saab/archiv > es/1999_Saab_9-5.html > under the section MECHANICAL (at the end of page 6, if you print > it out) The item Engine block heater is listed as standard > euipment. Thing is I can't find reference to it in the owners > manual. This could be because 1. I have a 2000 not a 1999 > owners manual, 2. this page is from gm canada and the us model > is different or 3. the block heater isn't what I think it is. I > am hoping its a cold weather heater that I can plug in to keep > the the radiator coolant warm. If you know what it is and or > how it works please let me know. I have a Canadian type 2000 9-3. It comes with a block heater; but I never found where I install it unfortunately... (I am sure the dealer would help; it's just that the last winter, and so far, this one, have been rather mild.) My understanding is that it's a standard item on the Canadian market but an option in the US at least for the 9-3. And yes, it's a heater that you plug ina regular AC outlet and that keeps the engine block warm. So that starting the engine in very cold weather is not too taxing on the battery and the car warms up quicker. Standard item around here.