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Old 01-18-2006, 10:03 AM   #11
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Doing a search for block heaters...

So far found a simple article for those moving to cold areas that recommends using a block heater AND using synthetic oil. Here'* that link:
http://www.athropolis.com/arctic-fac...t-car-cold.htm

More when I get the time.

Edit: This article from Canada Online claims up to 10% better fule economy in winter using a block heater:
http://canadaonline.about.com/od/aut...lockheater.htm

Still haven't found where exactly you can get the blcok heater for your vehicle, but...
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Switch to Mobil 1 full syn. 5w/30 or 0w/30 and you'll be good to go

And a GOOD battery always helps too!!!!!!
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Are you telling me your Canadian and dont know what a block heater is?
there should be one on your car, Look for a long cord with a plug on the end (looks like a house hole plug) if you dont see it right awy look under your Maxi fuse cover (thats where i found mine) it might be wraped up and stuffed in there.
As for what it is, Its basicly just a heater that keeps the fluid in the engine block warm for easyer starts

BTW: I switched to synthetic and have had NO problems
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Are you telling me your Canadian and dont know what a block heater is?
HAHA!
nope, i did not know about block heaters till this post!!.

but now i know that the plug that would stick out from my grill is my blockheater.
thought that plug might have been for the battery.

amazing i learned about it know cus there is a ice storm on its way here. its gonna work miracles for me.


im going to swicth to synthetic oil.

is it a MUST to also use a synthetic oil filter??

thanks for all your help guys.
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Are you telling me your Canadian and dont know what a block heater is?
is it a MUST to also use a synthetic oil filter??
NO...........just use an AC delco filter PF-52
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Are you telling me your Canadian and dont know what a block heater is?
is it a MUST to also use a synthetic oil filter??
NO...........just use an AC delco filter PF-52
Let'* mention the PF-52 takes more oil. The original Delco filter is a Pf-47
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Are you telling me your Canadian and dont know what a block heater is?
is it a MUST to also use a synthetic oil filter??
NO...........just use an AC delco filter PF-52
Let'* mention the PF-52 takes more oil. The original Delco filter is a Pf-47
YUP......thats why it'* better!!!!!!!!

more meidia surface for dirt.
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dont know what a blockheater is!?
it basically heats up the engine coolant to make the engine warm up faster.
It basically prevents your block from freezing and cracking if it gets colder than your anti-freeze can protect against.
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