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Re: Engine block heater install, do it myself or dealer??

You dont need it. I had them on my Jeeps in North Dakota but it was -20 or -30 for weeks or months.
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Re: Engine block heater install, do it myself or dealer??

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Save your money.
this...unless you have winters 9 months out of the year in 20F and below...i'm from Kanuckistan and I rarely see it if ever...maybe on diesel trucks.
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Re: Engine block heater install, do it myself or dealer??

Another do it yourself option that will not void the warranty is an in car heater. They keep the windows clear of frost and its nice to step into a warm vehicle.
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Re: Engine block heater install, do it myself or dealer??

This jeep runs hot...plus oil is not like oil in the past.....save your money get a trans cooler...lol
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Re: Engine block heater install, do it myself or dealer??

Use your remote start and let it warm up for 10 min.......JB
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Re: Engine block heater install, do it myself or dealer??

The heater may be beneficial below 32 degrees if you use E-85 fuel, otherwise you should be fine without the engine heater.

I had a block heater on my Turbo Diesel Hummer and it was a great help in cold weather below 15-25 degrees, but it sure sucked up some electricity.

The characteristics of E-85 fuel make it unsuitable for use
when ambient temperatures fall below 0F (-18C). In the
range of 0F (-18C) to 32F (0C), you may experience an
increase in the time it takes for your engine to start, and
a deterioration in driveability (sags and/or hesitations)
until the engine is fully warmed up.

NOTE: Use of the engine block heater (if equipped) is
beneficial for E-85 startability when the ambient temperature
is less than 32F (0C).
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