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Block Heater???

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Farmer_01, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. Farmer_01

    Farmer_01 Member
    Messages: 31

    Does anyone know if Dodge makes a block heater for the HEMI engine?I know for years that they made one for the Cummins and older engines, but havn't heard of any for my HEMI.
    I would like my truck to warm up quicker on those frosty cold mornings:nod:
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,192

    Dumb question but are you sure you don't have a block heater? Our 98 Caravan has one and it came as standard equipment.
  3. SpruceLandscape

    SpruceLandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    If dodge doesn't have one available for your engine, check on the internet for a more generic one that would go in place of a freeze plug if you can find some access. Maybe try an ebay search as well.
  4. SpruceLandscape

    SpruceLandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    I found a block heater for you on ebay that is made just for your truck. Comes with the cord, heater and a wire tie or two, runs for about $57 plust shipping, looks to be a factory piece.
  5. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    If your worried about getting into a warm truck get a remote starter. I had one in my 04 Ram and now it's in my 06. Check out Custom Radio (716) 634-6700 They have the best stuff around. I think they have a coupon in the phone book too.
  6. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

  7. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    A remote starter is great. I have one but I still like to plug my trucks in on cold nights, easier and less wear on engines and instant heat. I have them on everything from my Jeep and Toyota to my 550.
  8. zman9119

    zman9119 Member
    Messages: 41

    You might want to try DodgeParts.Com I have gotten stuff from them before and they are pretty good. The link above has all the heaters listed for 2002+ Rams.

  9. Farmer_01

    Farmer_01 Member
    Messages: 31

    So I was searching for engine heaters this week and I can across something I did not know existed. It was a flexible mat that adheared to the bottom of the enginie oil pan.
    It was in a JC whitney catalog and was wondering if anyone has ever had any experience this this product. It seemed like a interesting heater but was wondering what kind of long term reliability it had.
  10. SpruceLandscape

    SpruceLandscape Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    I know of some people who have tried those for use in their race cars to get the oil up to temp, but i do not know if it will give you the kind of results you are looking for in a block heater. if you have an ice cold engine with warm oil running through it, it probably won't take long for that oil to cool down as opposed to a heater that heats the coolant and keeps the whole engine at a certain temp.
  11. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 7,905

    You mite scrape that mat off going thorough snow banks..
    I think there popular with folks who or are afraid to knock out a freeze plug and install a block heater.
    They have magnetized heaters that you can remove before you use the truck..
    You could put one on eather side of the block one on the oil-pan and one on the tranny pan.

    Hey! how about a battery blanket too..lol

    I think that a tank heater or block heater is the best way to go. jmo...
  12. Farmer_01

    Farmer_01 Member
    Messages: 31

    I also think a block heater is the best way to go. I was just curious if anyone ever tried "the Patch".
  13. Green Grass

    Green Grass PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,568

    on a newer Hemi dodge makes a block heater that mounts in the block in a special port they made for a block heater at the factory there is no need to take out a frost plug
  14. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    A buddy of mine has a 2005 with the Hemi and it came factory with the block heater.