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How to Install

Please contact the Wolverine Technical Department before installing on Marine/Watercraft or Aviation Applications 800-545-2248

Before Installing

Surface Must Be…
Because...
Metal – aluminum, cast iron, steel, etc. Melting and warping will occur if applied to a non-metallic surface.
Not all oil pans are metal.
Flat and smooth Heater must have total and complete contact with the installation surface.
If ... Then ...
Bumps, ridges, ribs, fins, indentations, grooves, holes or part numbers Use metal composite filler.
We recommend “Strong Steel Stick®”.
Uneven surface will cause uneven adhesion and heating.
Warmed Installation surface and work area should be comfortably warm.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • 1. Clean the selected installation area to remove any dirt, grease or oil - a pressure washer works great for this.
  • 2. Grind or sand all paint from the surface area slightly larger than the heater. Do not polish this surface. A coarsely scratched surface is best. HEATER MUST BE PLACED ON METAL SURFACE.
  • 3. Use acetone, lacquer thinner or similar agent to wipe the area clean. If these recommended cleaners are not available a strong detergent scrubbing followed by a thorough fresh water rinse and towel dry will do. The surface must be absolutely clean.
  • DO NOT USE Gasoline • Solvents • Spray Penetrants • Diesel Fuel • Any product that leaves oily film

    DO NOT CUT OR TRIM HEATER!

  • 4. Remove the protective covering from the pressure sensitive adhesive. AVOID TOUCHING THE ADHESIVE. Decide which direction you want the cord to go. Plug in the pad for 3 to 5 SECONDS to warm the adhesive.
    WARNING: The pad will become very hot if plugged in longer and may burn exposed skin or damage heater. Unplug pad before applying to metal surface.
  • 5. Place the edge opposite the cord on the clean surface. With a squeegee (supplied in kit) apply maximum pressure as you affix the pad. Carefully avoid wrinkles or creases; smooth the entire pad to the surface.
  • 6. Attach the first length of AC cord with a cord tie. (supplied in kit). This prevents the weight of the cord from pulling down on the pad.
  • 7. Plug the heater in for 5 to 10 SECONDS, unplug and squeegee the pad again. DO THIS TWICE!
  • 8. Apply a small bead of high temperature silicone adhesive (supplied in kit) around the outside edge of the heating pad. DO NOT force the silicone under the pad. It is important to seal the entire perimeter of the pad for weatherproofing.
  • DO NOT USE ANY OTHER ADHESIVES TO APPLY PAD TO METAL SURFACE!

  • 9. Route and secure the rest of the AC cord to a convenient location, such as through the grille. Avoid any moving or high temperature parts. Position the power cord so it is held snugly against the oil pan. Plastic ties are provided for use in securing/routing the power cord.
  • 10. Keep all NON-METAL surfaces such as plastic oil pan covers, noise suppressors, rock guards, fiberglass shrouds etc to avoid melting, warping or fire hazard.

AFTER INSTALLATION

DO NOT USE THE HEATER FOR 24 HOURS AFTER INSTALLATION OF THE WOLVERINE PREHEATER. THE ADHESIVE BOND WILL DOUBLE IN 24 HOURS IF NOT USED

Thank you for choosing Wolverine. We are certain you will be very pleased with what it will do for your engine.