1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

block and oil heaters

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by muleyhunter, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. muleyhunter

    muleyhunter [OP] Git-r-Done

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2011
    Member:
    #68997
    Messages:
    188
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Trevor
    Logan Utah
    Vehicle:
    07 2.7L 4x4
    Afe Pro dry cold air intake, lce header, dynamax super turbo muffler, scangauge II booming stereo
    Does anyone have much experience with block and oil heaters.I have been told they can extend the life of your vehicle by keeping your fluids warm to avoid engine wear. I have also been told they can improve mpg on short/city trips. Are there any downsides to them? Will they breakdown oil faster or cook your antifreeze? I have a block heater installed on a duelly case tractor and it sounds like the antifreeze is boiling when I plug it in? I know they vary from engine to engine.that's why I ask.
     
  2. george3

    george3 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2008
    Member:
    #7173
    Messages:
    3,152
    new jersey
    Vehicle:
    tacoma
    Seat belt beeper, Cabelas (Weathertech) floor liner gray, Covercraft Seat Savers in Taupe, Protecta Heavy Duty Rubber Truck Bed Mat, Pop n Lock PL5200, Pace Edwards Full Metal JackRabbit, Wolverine oil pan heater, Scangauge2, afe pro dry s filter, Remote Underbody 4 Piece LED Light Kit (White) used as Bed light, DIY Washable Cabin Air Filter, PA15-TOY, 4x4 Illuminated Switch, full synthetic, Redline Tuning Hood Support, Smittybilt Nerf Steps black powder-coated
  3. muleyhunter

    muleyhunter [OP] Git-r-Done

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2011
    Member:
    #68997
    Messages:
    188
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Trevor
    Logan Utah
    Vehicle:
    07 2.7L 4x4
    Afe Pro dry cold air intake, lce header, dynamax super turbo muffler, scangauge II booming stereo
    Anyone with experience on these? Just wanted singer first hand yea or nay
     
  4. vstrom

    vstrom Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2010
    Member:
    #47569
    Messages:
    110
    Gender:
    Male
    Pretty much everyone up in Canada has a block heater (except for those goofy coastal folks). I live further north and I have both a block heater and an oil pan heater. I plug mine in when it gets colder than about -10C (14F). Starting an engine in the cold causes alot of wear.. initially there's no lubrication, metal is cold and brittle, etc..

    I haven't heard of any downsides to having a block heater. They never get warm enough to 'boil' the water or oil.

    I don't know how cold it gets in Utah, but having a warm engine, and especially warm oil, is a good thing.
     
  5. muleyhunter

    muleyhunter [OP] Git-r-Done

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2011
    Member:
    #68997
    Messages:
    188
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Trevor
    Logan Utah
    Vehicle:
    07 2.7L 4x4
    Afe Pro dry cold air intake, lce header, dynamax super turbo muffler, scangauge II booming stereo
    Good to know thanks
     
To Top