Do any Tundra's have engine block heater!

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    Question Do any Tundra's have engine block heater!

    I am here in Minnesota where at times temps dip well into the sub-zero range, just curious if its factory install or have to go aftermarket.


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    I think that they do make a after market plug in heater. I see many vehicles come down from alaska everyday at work. I have seen many toyota tundras with the block heater plug ins on them.

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    Moved this thread over to the "Engine & Drivetrain forum" for more exposure to the subject.

    I also did a little searching and this is what I got back from "block heater". A few informative threads.
    http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forum...earchid=363631
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    Quote Originally Posted by 05' Tundrawolf
    I am here in Minnesota where at times temps dip well into the sub-zero range, just curious if its factory install or have to go aftermarket.


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    It is not a factory install, but probably many dealers offer it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 05' Tundrawolf
    I am here in Minnesota where at times temps dip well into the sub-zero range, just curious if its factory install or have to go aftermarket.


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    I'm not sure about other Minnesota owners but I've never had a problem starting my Tundra down to minus 35. Mine is garaged most of time but has spent a number of Fargo and Detroit Lakes sub-zero nights outside. Other than the usual stiffness (me too) on a sub-zero morning it fires right up. I'd imagine your Tundra like mine came with the cold weather package. I run 5w/20 oil in the winter and 10/30 during the summer month's.

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    Thanks for all the replies it seems they don't have any block heaters made for our trucks yet! (Aftermarket only) Although Toyota must feel the trucks don't need the block heaters. Last week it got down to -33 and my truck sits outside for the time being (garage coming this spring). I feel thats definately hard on any car when it gets that cold to fire it up!
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    it seems they don't have any block heaters made for our trucks yet! (Aftermarket only)
    All new vehicles sold in my area have block heaters installed, it's mandatory, or so I was told when I bought my '03 Tundra. I am willing to bet that even the '05s being sold up here have block heaters when they roll off the lot.

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    Yep. My Tundra also has the block heater -- mandatory as well as per the post above me. I haven't had to use it yet as my truck starts up fine all the time. It has 30000+ km on it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotRod8
    All new vehicles sold in my area have block heaters installed, it's mandatory, or so I was told when I bought my '03 Tundra. I am willing to bet that even the '05s being sold up here have block heaters when they roll off the lot.
    I wonder if they have those block heaters available here in the U.S? I will find out tommo.
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    Let us know what you find out, '01 Sequoia and I want to know also!

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    Yes there is plug heater for the tundra in the US. I got my Truck from the Seattle area and the first thing I did when I got it to Alaska was to put in a Soft plug heater. I bought two one for each side of the block. I installed the one on the right side first. Not too bad of an install if you have the right tools. Then I looked at the left side of the block and decided that one is enough. It can be done but not without a lot of effort. I got my heater from NAPA.
    Up hear we usually put a pad heater on the oil pan also. If it gets very cold where you are I highly recommend it. It really saves your engine when the oil is warm on startup. The engine cranks better too. If you want to go all out like we do up hear you can also put a heater pad on the transmission and one under the Battery. I know this might sound extreme but when the temprature dips down my truck thinks it +70 degrees.

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    I installed a block heated on my truck about 2 years ago. It installs in the freeze plug location. I purchased it from a Toyota Dealer in Canada and was really reasonable priced. It had a Toyota part # and was not an aftermarket part like NAPA . I cannot remember the name of the dealership, but I purchased it online, so it shouldnt be too hard to find.

    Now here in Texas we really dont get too harsh winters but I use to plug it in when the temp, was 20 or less. And although the truck did warm up quicker than without it, it was not as efficent as the block heater I had on my old (trade in ) Ford. The Ford block heated would blow warm air in 1/4 mile where the Toyota heater takes around 2.5 miles. It was ez to compair on how far I would drive before the temp gauge needle would move, before and after I installed the heated.......So there is no doubt it heated faster with the heater.


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    I just installed the block heater made by Pyroil for Toyota Associated Products. I got it from www.kendallauto.com. They didn't have it listed on their website but Jim Cantrell took my order via email (toyotaparts@kendallauto.com). The product number is C0140-03400 and it cost about $30. (It's MUCH nicer than the Katz)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jettix2
    Let us know what you find out, '01 Sequoia and I want to know also!
    They do offer an OEM block heater which runs around $130 with about an hour to install! If you have the all weather package with your truck (which I do ) don't bother with the block heater is what the manager said!
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    rglr:

    How long / hard was it to install?

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