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Block Heater ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jcas, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Sep 17, 2010 at 6:06 PM

    Trap Well-Known Member

    May 26, 2010
    Indego Ink TRD OR
    Electric Tail Gate Lock, EZ Down + Cable Mod, Galvanized Underbody, DK 9000, CloudRider SS Grill insert. BakFlip HD, Cabin Air Filter mod, Alarm, Zero Rust !
    Like I said before it's not like it will not start. It's are you willing to damage the engine when it does not need to be that way?

    Way easier to plug it in a half hour before you start it then have all the problems cold weather starting will cause. -30 is not too bad.

    It will cause problems. My buddy used to say I don't have to plug in my truck, it's got two batteries it will always start. Yup it started alright. That spring that engine was toast, it blew up, I laughed. To me it's just not worth it. If you are living in a really cold spot you need one. It's kind of pay now or pay more later idea. In this country there is only one spot where it is not mandatory from new to have one. Most cars & trucks here have them new off the lot.
  2. Sep 17, 2010 at 6:18 PM

    OffroadToy This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok

    Sep 12, 2009
    4X4 Offroad
    snugtop, piaa, weathertech, westin, oem bed mat, trd seat covers, avs inchannel vent visors, 2" suspension lift, front diff drop, rear differential breather extension, oil filter drain hose, a/c drain hose extention & reroute, front window tint, cat theft protection plate, tailgate clamp mod, xpel headlight/foglight protecters, oem block heater, bfg 265/75R/16 a/t k/o's, cabin air rodent protection screen, rcbs illuminated 4X4 switch mod
    I've got the Toyota block heater (around $40 from the dealer) and it was a easy install. After seeing a couple pictures of the way the dealer ran the cord I decided to just do it myself. There's more than enough length to do a nice run back to the firewall, down the drivers side engine bay and out the front grill.

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