I live in North Western Wyoming, and the winters here get pretty harsh. Temps like -20 are not uncommon, but around 0 degrees seems to be the norm in the morning...and I have to start up around 5am. Thinking of getting the stock plug in block heater that is easily installed in the V6, and found one locally for 45 bucks.
Is this a waste of money in these temps? Is heating the coolant with this block heater better than a standard oil pan heater which heats the oil? Just looking to give the truck a break this winter, and I want my engine to last a long time.
Any info or experience with these heaters is appreciated!!!!