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New to MN and am looking for suggestions on engine heat for the winter. I am looking for options for a 2010 Dodge Charger and 2011 F-150. I have read info on oil pan heat to coolant circulation and it still seems foreign to me as I come from a non freezing part of the country!! Thanks in advance!
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I don't know that block heaters are really a necessity here, but they sure are nice if you park outside.
As for how they work, I dunno. I just plugged my truck in. The current truck doesn't have it tho, but does have heated seats so I just fire it up, go back inside, get ready, leave and take it easy on the throttle until it starts to warm up (the needle starts moving).
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Welcome to MN. Those vehicles are new and should be fine in the winter unless you park outside in below zero temps. Dealerships can install block heaters if needed. I always buy a block heater on my vehicles because I park outside in the winter in northern MN on trips to the cabin.
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id rather have heated seats then block heater nice toasty butt.
but my next mission is to get heated seats in the boat man thatd be awesome come late nov.
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