View Full Version : Oil Heater

05-31-2010, 08:58 PM
Anyone have experience with the oil pan heaters with the element that goes in the pan. I just got the moroso unit of this style and had a couple people say they had similar 8-10 years ago and had some issues. They said the oil would get so hot it would boil and then dry to the element, and then flake off leaving the big flakes in the oil to go through the engine. Similar to the sediment in a household water heater. I was just curious if others have had similar issues and would recommend the type that glue to the bottom of the pan instead. This is a wetsump 8qt. system

06-03-2010, 05:01 PM
no one runs this style heater?

06-03-2010, 06:21 PM
Oil has no issues heating up down here! 90* in the shade this afternoon.:eek:
I'm assuming this is in a drag car? Don't know of anyone using this in circle track car.

06-03-2010, 09:08 PM
We dont run a heater of any kind.

06-03-2010, 09:42 PM
we run the moroso type stick on version on our oil tank for dry sump. we actually have two of them on there wired in. when we go to start the motor and warm it up, we leave it plugged in as well. no issues. used to have the probe type too and several guys here have probe type for wet sump. do either.

sj valley dave
06-04-2010, 02:21 PM
Almost everyone I know uses a heater in their dry sump tanks. We use the probe type that screws into bung on the tank. We plug it in approx 15-20 minutes before we fire the engine at the track or shop..Never had a problem with over heating or contaminating the oil....

06-04-2010, 05:43 PM
Thanks for the replies. Was a little leary after hearing bad stories but these all came from 10 years or so ago also.