How to warm up the engine block?

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  1. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    The truck does not have a built in 110v block heater. What can be done to warm up the block for an easier start in this cold weather?
     
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  3. Superhauler

    Superhauler TEACHER OF MEN

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    Old school..... lay a pan of charcoal under oilpan and hang a tarp around truck to keep the wind from blowing the heat away.
     
  4. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    Lol was trying to avoid that
     
  5. Animosus

    Animosus Medium Load Member

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    Get a block heater then?
     
  6. Superhauler

    Superhauler TEACHER OF MEN

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    Get a torpedo heater and hang a tarp around the truck. Just be careful it don't melt something.
     
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    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    I might have to, it's just not fun installing it in 5 degree weather. I was thinking maybe installing coolant heater will.be easier?
     
  8. special-k

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    Is it your truck and do you have power where the truck is parked?
     
  9. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    Yes and yes
     
  10. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Espar make a diesel fired coolant heater
     
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    You can put a 110v block heater into the actual block or you can get one that goes into the heater hose and heats the antifreeze. They can be 110v also.I think the type that goes in the block are cheaper. Both can be installed with hand tools outside if you need too.
     
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