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Block heater I purchaed a 2008 outlander that did not come equiped with a block heater, I live in Northern Canada is it necessary to install a after market block heater - as I believe cold starts do not benefit any automobile

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    nicholas mcdiarmid Dec 16, 2013

    yeah worth the investment,when the windchill and temp reach -40 below and the car has been sittine the oil turns to mollases.I would also recomend a battery blanket.

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    nicholas mcdiarmid Dec 16, 2013

    im living in Winnipeg it gets coooldd up here.

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Naaaa.Old wives tales.I grew up in northern NY and back in the day,30 years ago,the climate was much more severe than today.I have seen -40 below up there.Block heaters back then were necessary for especially diesel trucks,as they do NOT like to start in those temps.Gasoline engines with today's fuel injection and computerized engine controls have no need for a block heater as they will fire at the hit of the switch immediately in those temps.Old carbureted cars from 30 years ago normally would NOT fire right up at -40 below WITHOUT a block heater.The only reason i can think to install a block heater is that you will have instant heat when you get in the car.If you are worried about accelerated engine wear because of extreme temps,then by all means install one,or just have a remote start installed,fire the car in the morning and let it warm up 10 minutes at idle before you drive it off.I have a certain relative in N.C. that does this in the summer time.Start the car out in the driveway from inside the house via the remote start,let it run for 10 minutes with the A/C on high to COOL it DOWN,lol.

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