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Kat's Heaters Engine Oil Dipstick Heater

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  • Engine Oil Heater
  • Heated Dipstick
  • Kats Heaters
  • 90 Watts
This heater can be placed temporarily in your dipstick opening to heat the oil and air inside the crankcase to keep the fluid from thickening. This provides better lubrication for a long-lasting, well-functioning engine. Lowest Prices for the best vehicle heaters from Kats Heaters. Kat's Heaters Engine Oil Dipstick Heater part number KH15200 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Kats Heaters Vehicle Heaters - KH15200

This heater can be placed temporarily in your dipstick opening to heat the oil and air inside the crankcase to keep the fluid from thickening. This provides better lubrication for a long-lasting, well-functioning engine.


Features:

  • Dipstick heater temporarily replaces your dipstick to heat the oil and air inside the crankcase to ensure better lubrication in cold weather
    • Warm oil provides better lubrication for a longer-lasting, better-functioning engine
  • Stainless steel tubing allows for greater coverage in the case
  • Plugs into standard 120-volt AC outlet
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: dipstick openings that are 1/4" in diameter or larger
  • Overall length: 24"
  • Heating element length: 23"
  • Wattage: 90 watts
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Note: At least 5 inches of the heating element must be submerged in the oil.



15200 Kat's Heaters Engine Oil Dip Stick Heater







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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Kats Heaters Vehicle Heaters - Engine Oil Heater - KH15200 Review

Speaker 1: Today, we're going to take a look at the Kat's Heaters Engine Oil Dipstick Heater. Now this dipstick heater will temporarily replace your dipstick to heat the oil and the air inside your engine crankcase, to ensure better lubrication in cold weather. The warm oil will help provide better lubrication for a longer lasting, better functioning engine.Now this is a nice semi flexible stainless steel tubing. Allows for greater coverage in the case. It will conform with most curves in the oil stick tubes. It is designed to plugin to a standard 120V AC outlet.

It is made in the USA. A few specs on this, this application is for dipstick openings that are about a 1/4 of an inch in diameter or larger. Now overall length on this, from the very end to the other end, not including the cord, probably looking right at 27". Now the cord length is going to be right about 10". And just the heating element length is going to be right at 23".

Wattage on this is 90 watts.And the nice thing I want to mention about this, now you do need to remember that at least 5" of this heating element needs to be submerged in the oil for it to work correctly. And then you're probably figuring well how are you going to know that Well what they do is this card that they send it on, if you'll notice they have this card and on it is . You take out your factory dipstick and you lay it down here and it shows you the 5" you need to show on your factory dipstick where it will say minimum oil level, you do want to make sure that it reaches that 5" oil level. So it's a very easy way to tell if this is going to work correctly for you. But that should do for the review on the Kat's Heater Engine Oil Dipstick Heater..


Customer Reviews

Kat's Heaters Engine Oil Dipstick Heater - KH15200

Average Customer Rating:  2.7 out of 5 stars   (15 Customer Reviews)

This heater can be placed temporarily in your dipstick opening to heat the oil and air inside the crankcase to keep the fluid from thickening. This provides better lubrication for a long-lasting, well-functioning engine.

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the dipstick heater is working perfect. the part was delivered in the snowstorm could not have come at better time. single digit temperatures I was having trouble starting car in morning Honda 2008 civic took in for service they replace battery ,but i still had issues start in cold temperatures (bug in starter I think) start was replace once already but with the dipstick heater is its start right up. I want to thank Kat's and etrailer.com for great service getting part so quickly 465224



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Nice job getting it to me in a couple of days. However, the dipstick heater does NOT work! It got stuck approximately halfway down to the oil pan and would not bend to negotiate a curve in the tube. When I plugged it in, the heater did not even get warm. I took off my glove to check. Nothing. When I went into my house to take a break, I found that the kitchen outlets did not work. The garage is on the same circuit, so the laughably poor product had tripped the breaker! Amazingly POOR PRODUCT!! 463013



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Not flexible, put it in the dipstick tube and it bent and broke immediately. 599526



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It quit working the first time I used it......Junk. Pure JUNK. 479449



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After reading the reviews, I ordered 4 on the hopes 2 would work. First, as per instruction, be sure they are submerged in at least 5 inches of oil. I had 6 .5 inches. My oil capacity is 8 quarts on an aircraft. This was my test on 3 units. Note cold engine ambient oil temp. (all tests were 40-50 degrees) Ran the heaters 1,2, 4 hours and overnight. Start the engine and note the time to reach 100 degrees. Times went from 9 to 11 minutes. Very little difference from no heater. Longer times oil could be heard bubbling and smelled burnt. A hair dryer after 4 hours only took 4 minutes. I'll be trying an external oil pan heaters next. 473384



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very good works well 470226



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Doesn't fit 01 Dodge Stratus. After I waited through a back order. 469967



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Good item for cold weather. Good communication & package sent promptly & safely! 469806



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A+ product works great. Product was as described in listing. 469482



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Rec'd in a timely manner. Fits my 2000 Ford Ranger. With hood fully closed. 6 cylinder. Next cold snap it will be tested. Cold snap by definition is -10 degrees or colder. 465140



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The oil heater that goes in the dipstick works pretty well on my Toyota 4Runner but in trying to stick it in my Chrysler Town and Country with a 4.0, it broke. When I put in the year make and model of my van it said it was okay to use 15200 obviously it's not. 463332



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Will not go far enough in 35 hp big block Briggs engine 339018



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Unless your dipstick tube goes strait down don't bother this thing WILL NOT BEND. Never was able to use it 338406



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Got 5 pieces of equipment Didn't fit on any and isn't flexible. 332126



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I've used this item before and it worked great. I haven't used this one yet because the outside temperature is in the 50's now. This item is made of stainless steel, so it will last for years without rusting or wearing through. It is long enough to fit my engine, and should fit just about any engine. I would not recommend for large diesel trucks. Plugs right into an extension cord, I recommend a power cord of at least 12 gauge under 25 feet. I am glad to fine this item can still be purchased. 238457


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  • Kat's Heaters confirms that for the 2017 Toyota Prius base model their frost plug heater # KH11813 is a confirmed fit. Their install instructions are linked for you and these note the installation location is in the block core hole at the center of the front of the engine. It is not necessary to drain coolant. Another way to warm your engine for easier starting is to use a dipstick-type oil heater # KH15200 that simply slides into your dipstick tube. This oil heater will work on pretty...
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  • Engine Oil Heater for a 1997 Ford F- Series Pickup Truck with a 7.3L Diesel Engine
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  • Can Kat's Engine Oil Dipstick Heater # KH15200 Be Cut to Fit
  • The instructions for the Kat's Engine Oil Dipstick Heater # KH15200 say that the heater needs to be submerged in at least 5 inches of oil for it to work properly. Since there aren't any shorter dipstick heaters if there is some extra slack sticking out, it will still work just fine. If you cut the dipstick heater it will not work properly.
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  • How to Determine if Heated Dispstick # KH15200 will Fit Vehicle
  • You'd need to measure the length of your current dipstick to be sure but most likely the heated dipstick part # KH15200 that you referenced will work. The dipstick opening will need to be 1/4 inch in diameter and the length of this is 24 inches. The instructions for the Kat's Engine Oil Dipstick Heater # KH15200 say that the heater needs to be submerged in at least 5 inches of oil for it to work properly.
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  • Engine Oil Heater for a 2006 Ford F-150
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  • Installation and Operation of Kat's Heaters Engine Oil Dipstick Heater KH15200
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  • Installation Requirements & Power Draw of Kat's Heaters Dipstick Engine Oil Heater KH15200
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  • Will Kats Heaters Engine Oil Dipstick Heater # KH15200 Flex Like Jeep Dipstick
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  • Heated Dipstick Fit Recommendation for 2007 Nissan Xterra
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  • Is There a Temperature Increase When Using Dipstick Heater from Kat's
  • That's a really hard number to give. Kat's is reluctant to give out any specific temperature changes but they state that it's important to install the heater in the car with then engine still slightly warm from operation. Realistically it won't make a really large difference as it's basically designed to help the engine retain heat from running previously.
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  • Can Kat's Heaters Oil Dipstick Heater Be Used on Gas Generator
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