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Engine block heater

Postby arjerram [OP] » Nov 21 2013, 4:58am

I have a 2013, 2500, Denali. My first ever truck. We are now in OH - from AZ. It's getting cold. Does my truck have a built in block heater? I use the remote start when it's below 40 degs.
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Re: Engine block heater

Postby djlove » Nov 21 2013, 4:52pm

Unless its diesel you wont need a block heater. But get it undercoated before winter hits.

One thing that may be an issue however is the battery, going from AZ to OH is a big climate change and that battery will have taken a beating in that heat.
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Re: Engine block heater

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Re: Engine block heater

Postby allterrainjoe » Nov 21 2013, 5:10pm

I find I never use the blocker heater I usually just use the remote start and that heats the truck up pretty good ..... I guess I would use it if the truck was going to be sitting for a while in really cold weather, but that never has happened .... :)
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Re: Engine block heater

Postby Erki » Nov 21 2013, 5:28pm

I plug mine in when it gets below -20 celsius. Probably don't need to, but it grumbles a little less at first start up in my opinion.
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Postby djlove » Nov 21 2013, 5:42pm

I am right on the border and i have noticed that all GM vehicles i have seen from Canada come with the block heaters. I am assuming that is kind of standard issue?
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Re: Engine block heater

Postby OlredGMC » Nov 21 2013, 5:51pm

I usually plug em in around here if it is getting down to around 0 to 10. They turn over easier (less stress on battery and starter) and warm up much quicker (windows defrost quicker and less wear on motor). Why not?
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Re: Engine block heater

Postby arjerram [OP] » Nov 21 2013, 9:24pm

Does anyone know where the plug/receptacle is on a 2013?
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Re: Engine block heater

Postby djlove » Nov 21 2013, 9:42pm

Did you look in that spot?
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Re: Engine block heater

Postby WaterBoy1 » Nov 21 2013, 10:03pm

If I'm not mistaken his is a Dmax. On my 2008 6.6 it was tied up in a bundle passenger side midway near the front.

I also remember there was not a lot of spare cord to it either!
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