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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tacoma 4x4, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. Oct 4, 2016 at 2:25 PM
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    Tacoma 4x4

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    I own an 2011 Double Cab Tacoma with a 4.0. We will be moving to Alaska. Our local Toyota Dealership says they cannot get in the winter heaters that we will need.
    Such as an Engine Block Heater, Oil Pan Heater, etc.. Was the person just to lazy to help me or doesn't Toyota make what I need ?
    If Toyota does, could someone give me the part numbers ? If they don't, could someone recommend what company does ? Thank you in advance !!
     
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  2. Oct 4, 2016 at 3:44 PM
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    crashnburn80

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    Welcome to TW! I'm not certain that 2011 and 2013 are the same, but Toyota does make an OEM heater. It might not be available in the US, from a dealer.

    Write-up:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads...llation-toyota-canada-p-n-pu140-00911.346032/

    Part, you can order from Canada:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Toyota-OEM-...ash=item4d4b9e0d70:g:~xIAAOSw4shX5uMM&vxp=mtr

    I know this is your first post, but going forward it is also beneficial to others trying to help, and people searching, to title threads with what you are asking about. For example 'Need assistance finding engine block heater' would be more useful.
     
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  3. Dec 26, 2016 at 2:31 PM
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    Napa sells a magnetic block heater for like 40 bucks. my buddy in Montana uses it everyday and he says it works great on his LS engine.
     
  5. Dec 26, 2016 at 3:19 PM
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    ABNFDC

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    This is the part number that worked on my 2008: C0140-00889. No clue whether it works on a 2011. Took about 15 minutes to install. It just slides in the back of the block.

    Where at in AK? I spent four years at Fort Rich and while the block heater helped, it wasn't a requirement. Other places in AK-yeah, you probably need it.
     
  6. Dec 26, 2016 at 5:51 PM
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    I'll chime in, even though OP has probably figured things out in the passing months.

    The OEM engine block heater is a big help when it's cold out. It's only a 100 watt heater, or something like that, so keep it plugged in all night when the temps drop. Cold oil will heat up quickly going into a warmed engine block. A stick on oil pan heater and a battery heater are also good options if you're going to be spending time in areas that are truely cold.

    Change your oil over to the Mobil 1 0-W30 for better cold temp viscosity and easier starts all year long. My truck started easily on a couple recent minus 20*F mornings without even having the block heater plugged in. A good battery is key - My Northstar 27F has been treating me well.
     
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  7. Dec 26, 2016 at 9:19 PM
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