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Engine Heaters

General
How do I order Pad Heaters?

Titan Pad Heaters can be purchased from our  online store.  If you don't see a model that suits your needs, contact us with the specs and we can custom build Pad Heaters to your specifications.

How do Pad Heaters stand up in an environment of grease, oil, dirt and periodic engine cleanings?

Titan Pad Heaters are constructed of materials resistant to the effects of oil, grease, dirt and water.

Direct blasts with the pressure washers used in engine cleaning should be avoided.

How long have Pad Heaters been on the market?

Pad Heaters, both Engine Oil and Hydraulic Heaters were released to market in the Spring of 1988 following 3 years of developmental work and testing.

What is the warranty period for Titan Pad Heaters?

Titan Heaters have a lifetime warranty, contact us for detailed information.

What does a Pad Heater look like?

Titan Pad Heaters are thin Flexible heating pads built to conform to the outside surface of an engine oil sump or any metal fluid reservoir.

Can Pad Heaters be customized?

Yes. We can make Pad Heaters to suit any dimension, wattage, or voltage. If a heater doesn't exist for your particular application, we can make one that does, please contact us with your requirement.

Can Pad Heaters be used on transmissions?

Yes, Pad Heaters are suitable for all types of transmissions.

Are Titan Heaters available in other voltages?

Yes. There are Titan Pad Heaters available in 120 & 240 volts A.C. and 12 & 24 volts D.C.

Will a Titan Pad Heater save me money?

YES, Titan Heaters will save you money by increasing engine and starter life. They are maintenance free and use much less electricity than a block heater.

Can Pad Heaters be used on diesel fuel tanks?

We recommend against an installation on a diesel fuel tank due to the possibility of overheating the fuel supply.

Heating
Why is it important to Heat the oil supply with Titan Pad Heaters?

A Heated oil supply results in:
1) Less drag for quicker startup
2) Immediate oil flow to reduce engine wear
3) Greatly reduced water and acid contamination of oil

Is a thermostat required for Titan Pad Heaters?

No, when the Titan Heater is sized correctly, a thermostat is not required.

How hot does the oil get?

Titan Heaters raise oil temperatures to approximate operating levels.

Will Pad Heaters raise an engine's coolant temperature?

Remember HEAT RISES off the heated oil supply.
The crankcase walls along with the cylinder wall, the outer block wall and the coolant between them create a very effective barrier to the loss of heat to the atmosphere. Only a small amount of Heat is absorbed by the coolant resulting in a 15-20° increase in coolant temperature.

Should the use of any coolant heater presently in place be discontinued?

YES, the use of any block or tank type coolant heaters can be discontinued.

How do Pad Heaters compare in use of electricity with old style coolant heaters?

Pad Heaters , application for application, use less energy than block or tank type coolant heaters.
Titan Pad Heaters are more economical to operate than block heaters. Compare watt ratings.

Are the pistons included in the list of Heater INTERNAL components and if so what temperatures are they warmed to?

Pistons are generally warmed to 30°C (85°F) or so when heated with Titan Pad Heaters as governed by variables in engine type and design.

How do Titan Heaters do a better job of Heating the engine than block heaters or tank type heaters?

Pad Heaters  put Heat into the oil supply. HEAT RISES to warm important INTERNAL components.

How long does it take a ;Titan Heater to do it's Heating job?

Titan Pad Heaters will generally raise cold oil temperatures by 38°C (100°F) in 1.5 - 2 hours.
Full Heating is usually accomplished in 5-6 hours.

Will Titan Pad Heaters burn the oil like immersion type heaters?

Pad Heaters apply Heat to the oil through a very large surface area. Because the temperature of that surface is far below the level that would damage oil, the result is a gentle and even heating.

Installation
Can Pad Heaters be installed on the side of a pan?

Titan Heaters do a better job installed at the bottom of the sump (HEAT RISES).
However, a Pad Heater installation on the side of a sump or reservoir will yield excellent results.

How are Titan Pad Heaters installed?

Titan Heaters are easily installed by following the step by step instructions and with basic shop tools. Everything needed for a complete installation is included with each heater.

Can Pad Heaters be installed on a curved surface?

Yes, a Titan Pad Heater can be installed on single plane curves as short as about 1" radius.
They are not to be installed on a compound curve area.

Can a Pad Heater be moved from one engine to another?

No, the installation of Titan Heaters is of a permanent nature.