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#1 phat97yukon

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 03:32 PM

Hey just a stupid Question.. How many of ya guys have block heaters in your trucks? and actualy use em.. i have a 97 and doesnt have one, not that im overly worried i made it threw the worst of last winter no problemo, just with a optima redtop and a carstarter..
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#2 Indy

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Posted 03 December 2005 - 10:48 PM

Hey just a stupid Question..  How many of ya guys have block heaters in your trucks? and actualy use em.. i have a 97 and doesnt have one, not that im overly worried i made it threw the worst of last winter no problemo, just with a optima redtop and a carstarter..

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I use my block heater every night it goes below -15 C (5 F). I plug it in for 2-3 hours on a timer. It's good for the engine and you get heat a lot quicker.

#3 04-silver

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Posted 04 December 2005 - 12:01 AM

I use my block heater every night it goes below -15 C (5 F). I plug it in for 2-3 hours on a timer. It's good for the engine and you get heat a lot quicker.

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Me too.
I look at that as using Synthetic Oil. May cost a bit more but even if only helps a little its good enough for me. Think of it as preventive maintenance.

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#4 BlueZQ8

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 02:02 PM

I use my block heater every night it goes below -15 C (5 F). I plug it in for 2-3 hours on a timer. It's good for the engine and you get heat a lot quicker.

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Me too.
I look at that as using Synthetic Oil. May cost a bit more but even if only helps a little its good enough for me. Think of it as preventive maintenance.

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I've got one...never used it though. It never gets cold enough around Vancouver.
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#5 macgyver

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 08:24 PM

Frost plug heaters are great, every vehicle I have had either had one or I put one in. I use Synth too.

#6 hoorders

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Posted 12 January 2006 - 03:11 PM

Ive got one..............I use it only if its going to get real cold at night.........-15 or more.
I run synthetic as well................costs a bit more but I only change my oil every 10K........and change filter at 5k intervals.......... :D
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Posted 08 March 2006 - 11:24 AM

I plug mine in every night! Even with dual batteries on this buggie it's slow to crank without plugging it in. Other vehicle runs with synthetics "Mobile 1" oil, it doesn't have a block heater.
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#8 jwhjr

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 12:30 PM

I've never used them on my trucks, even here in MN :chevy: I am parked in a garage overnight most of the time, and it usually doesn't get any colder in it than 15. I do have synthetic as well though which helps after being parked outside after a long day's work. :seeya:

#9 ZE5

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Posted 22 April 2006 - 03:06 AM

I've got 2, the stock block heater and an oil pan heater, using synthetic 0W40 in the winter... it goes down to -40 here in the winter so i can use all the help i can get starting my truck(that and my landlord pays for the electrical bill on the posts in the parking lot).

#10 Air Biscuit

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 07:47 PM

I have the stock one. Never use it in Vancouver but use it in the Interior when I go up there in the winter. Helps the truck warm up way more quickly.
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Posted 11 May 2006 - 09:55 PM

I have one in truck (basically standard equipment in Canada.... :confused: ).
don't use it though.
But I did replace the stupid 600CCA battery and put in a 1200 CCA. It always turns over and fast, even on the coldest days (-35C).
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#12 TA462

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 09:00 AM

I only use mine when it gets bellow -15 or so and thats only if I think about pluging it in. :)

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Posted 29 October 2006 - 08:43 PM

Hummm i havent even noticed if i have a block heater :cool:
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#14 Sachvie

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 11:49 PM

-15?? haha i would never plug my tuck in for that...now tonight its gettin to -40 almost...now im plugging it in!!
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#15 Leeanator

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Posted 08 February 2007 - 09:23 PM

I got one in my truck but have never used it. Plus I live in Vancouver now.




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