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Old 11-29-2009, 01:32 AM
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I have an engine block heater on my truck and was told not to many had them on rangers
Anyone else have one and used it?
We have only used them on the diesels at work
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Old 11-29-2009, 06:55 AM
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Some of the trucks from the Northern United States come with them standard due to the extreme cold you guys get

You also probably have a battery warmer tied into it the block heater
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:06 AM
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Never seen 'em on a non-diesel. That's cool, although I've never had trouble starting my gas engines in sub-zero temperatures....
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I know an y truck bought in Canada comes standard with one. The plug hangs out of the grille on them
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:38 PM
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I put one in my truck. They are great things. Montana, northern Washington, Northern Idaho, the Dakotas, Alaska, Wisconsin, Minnesota, the New England area, they all have em in abundance. I put a pan heater on my tranny too. It howled like a girl missing out on a sale at Macy's. At 20 below they are a god send. But they do increase your power bill.
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:37 PM
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my 98 3.0 came with one, found the plug one day when i was washing it, was quite surprised, checked the window sticker, truck came from the factory with it, also has the battery warmer, although i never plugged it in to try it, truck was sold at a dealer in northern PA
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I was surprised mine didn't have one as it was a Boston truck before coming to SoCal.
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:11 PM
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How do i know i have a battery warmer?
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:17 PM
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There will be a blanket looking deal around the battery with a cord coming off one corner of it
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hmm im gunna have to go check that out
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Lol yup. They also have the cheaper version, its foam.
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Old 12-01-2009, 08:24 PM
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There will be a blanket looking deal around the battery with a cord coming off one corner of it

Turns out i do have one
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I want one lol Thats the only thing I worry about now with the truck and cold. It's about 16 out right now. And its getting colder.
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I want one lol Thats the only thing I worry about now with the truck and cold. It's about 16 out right now. And its getting colder.

Were still at about 40-50 up here lol. I really don't think it gets cold enough up here to have one. We plug our 450 in but its a deisel
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Diesels don't need to be plugged in till around 0, at least in my experience. I'm further north than you to though. I'm 45 min from Canada, you can spit over it in some peoples backyards here.
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