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  1. Itchynam

    Itchynam Rookie

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    is it really necessary to have the engine block heater?
    could this item be used to help assist the engine in cold weather?
    if someone knows i appreciate it. thx.
     
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    Do you plan on driving it in the winter? If so where do you live?
     
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    If you park outside where it is routinely below 0F it would be handy. I have never used mine.
     
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    Vinnerman Silver Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    Living in the north, winter can get to -25 F. Block heaters were very useful for cold starts if your car sat outside. With modern cars I have never had a problem with cold starts, ignitions systems are very hot compared to 20 years ago. The block heater will however warm the block, coolant, and oil, does make for a "more friendly" start for the engine. Block heaters are still very useful in diesel applications.
     
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