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Newb in North Dakota


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I just bought a 2015 Sierra 1500 and am in the bitter cold of Minot, ND. It averages -20 in the winter, I only drive about 3/4 mile to work, so my truck NEVER reaches optimum temps. I have an engine block heater, but my work doesn't have plug ins. I have been considering getting a winter grill cover (like you see on diesel engines) to help the truck warm up faster.


I have never seen this done on a gas engine before, would installing a grill cover increase the longevity of the truck or just be a waste of $50. I've read that gas engines only need 30sec to warm up, but I'm not sure that is referring to temps as low as what I see here.


Any advise is helpful.

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