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#1 Old 01-24-2012, 02:44 AM
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Block heater??

What would you recommend in a cold climate.? block heater (I've noticed Nissan used a threaded plug rather than a frost plug.) The other option is a oil pan heater.... Both are fairly simple to install, so just wondering what others prefer?


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#2 Old 01-24-2012, 01:51 PM
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I would go with the oil pan it's the most important thing


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There is a theory that Water based heaters may cause erratic issues with Electronics. In spite of that, it is extremely common. Nissan OEM too!

Oil pan based heat may be difficult as our pans are a 3 piece design, be familiar with it prior to purchasing a heater. Part of the oil Pan is plastic, as a noise reducer.

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Welcome to the forum and here ya go:

http://www.padheaters.com/installation.html

I believe they're based in Canada as well, just like you! I would go with the heater

They also carry a variety of pad heaters as well


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I have one of the stick-on oil pan heaters on mine. It took about 12 minutes to install. Clean off a spot, stick it on, route the cable to the front, done.

It works fine. However, even when I forget to plug it in the Armada starts fine at -20F and below. Just takes longer to warm up.

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