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I tried a heat lamp this afternoon to improve the range on the cold run home.
It did make a little improvement.

Tonight I am letting it run all night to see if it helps in the morning.

Simple enough, time will tell.
 

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Well, it did make a difference. I didn't have to use a lower gear on the big hill going to work. The rest of the day it is in the shop, so the lamp is not needed.

I am looking for a small heat blanket to use over them, but haven't found any.

No problem with heat damage as it is only a small watt lamp.

When I get the second pack inside the car, the oil heater will take care of them.

Just experimenting, without breaking the bank.
 

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Sounds like a good experiment to me. Now you know effectively what the difference is in practical performance.
 

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Well, it did make a difference. I didn't have to use a lower gear on the big hill going to work. The rest of the day it is in the shop, so the lamp is not needed.

I am looking for a small heat blanket to use over them, but haven't found any.

No problem with heat damage as it is only a small watt lamp.

When I get the second pack inside the car, the oil heater will take care of them.

Just experimenting, without breaking the bank.
I know it is a lot of work but since heat rises, you should put the heat blanket under the batteries to get the best heating. then insulate the sides or the whole batterybox.

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/Per
 
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