After noticing rather lacklustre performance from my engine heater, I contacted DEFA to see how to see how I could diagnose the problem. I checked continuity from the power cable and inter-connector all the way to chassis/ground, so power was getting to the unit. Knut from DEFA provided a handy photo (from my blog!) with … Continue reading DEFA SafeStart Engine Block Heater replacement
What's the maximum temperature the engine will reach by EBH? Does grill blocking help?
I have finally installed the DEFA SafeStart permanently. We left the story at Prius Mods part 3.3 – DEFA SafeStart WarmUp cable installation with the cable attached to the coolant overflow bottle with a cable tie. To warm the engine I had to open the bonnet (hood) to fit and remove the power cable. Not … Continue reading Prius Mods part 3.4 – DEFA SafeStart finally installed!
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Completed fitting the DEFA SafeStart engine block heater. Took some time and, like most things, was straightforward in hindsight.
How to fit a DEFA Engine Pre-warmer / Engine Block Heater to a Toyota Prius ZVW30 1.8 or similar Toyota engine.
Finally. After several weeks of postage (preceded by a month or two of umming and ahhing) I received the DEFA SafeStart engine block heater (EBH) I've been waiting for. To recap, an EBH attaches to the engine and is plugged into the mains. Some designs attach to the oil sump or sit inline to a … Continue reading Prius mods part 3.1 – DEFA Engine Block Heater