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I was wondering if anyone had one of these fitted to there car? Taka Kaira are selling these 'Remote controlled engine starters + wiring harness' for approx £150. Seems like a good idea that on a cold winters morning you can have the car nice and warm before you even get in it.:D
 

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MAKE SURE ITS FOR A MANUAL CAR NOT AUTO !
A friend of mine had oNe fitted to his Escort Cosworth.
The young mechanic was showing his friend how cool it was and pressed the button.
As the car was on a small incline he left it in gear.
You can guess what happened next. ( About £3000 worth and he was fired)
Needless to say that after the event he found out that they had supplied him one for an automatic car not manual.
If you want one try visiting sites in Canada and America as I was looking earlier this year in Canada and they were around C$99=£50 :D for a cheap one. Depends on the excange rate though. Also check with your insurance company as I don't think they like cars running unattended. Just a thought ;)
That was in Canadian Tire. http://www.canadiantire.ca/intro/homepage.jsp?bmLocale=en&bmUID=1003996132753
Hope this helps
See ya Alan:D
 

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Remote starting

Hi Stu,
nice idea, but its always been my understanding that inturnal combustion engines should be warmed up under load, ie/ driving rather than by idling. For that reason I always make sure I drive off after about 30 secs from starting from cold
Am I right in my thinking?
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PS/ the idea certainly appeals though
 

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I believe those systems...which seem to be rather popular over this part of the world, are more to get the air con to either warm up or cool down the interior of the car before you get in....rather than the engine.
They retail for about 10-15k yen. The versions for the manual only work if the car is in neutral and the hand brake is on.
 

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If it's about warming the inside of the car "on a cold winters morning" then you could talk to someone at BMW. They have fitted a termally insulated storage system for their 5 series. After the car is left to cool down a certain amount of warm air is stored and, when required, can be used to kick atart the heating system. Could be cheaper?
 

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I know the remote engine start is an option on my toad cat 1 alarm. Think is was about 100 quid plus fitting. On the ones fittted to the toad alarm you have to push the button while the engine is on, take the keys out press the button again so the engine turns off( this way you can't leave it in gear :) which is nice to know ;) ) then shut the door and arm as normal. If you then open a door the remote engine start will not work (incase it has been put into gear)
 

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Turbo Timer ??


I normally use my turbo timer.

Pop out, fire her up, tape in 10 mins. Keys out,
lock the door, go back in to finnish my coffee.

Okay I have to go out, but it won't go through my gararge door if I let it in gear last night.
 

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There are a number of Per Heters On the Market today
Kenlow have a nice unit
 

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Sorry Alan,

I mean't 'tap' in 10 minutes.

Its not my dodgy spelling. Honest.

Its just that I have a sympathetically sticky 'e' key that
depresses itself sometimes when 'p' is pressed.

Weird ay??? :D :D :D

Oh I'll come clean. I'm using Bruces 'Every thing ends in an E Dictionary'.

Ay plane man. :D :D :D ;)
 

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It's not how you Speel it

it's how you drive it:D :D
 

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You could always put one of these under your sump for 10 mins!!!!
I hope you find this funny - it took me a fortnight in photoshop - have u any idea how long in takes to find a pic of a camping gaz stove????
 

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