engine heater

Discussion in 'Chevy Suburban Forum (GMC Yukon XL)' started by FinnishTruck, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. FinnishTruck

    FinnishTruck New Member

    Hello from Finland!

    I am planning to buy a defa engine heating system for the cold weather.

    What kind of heating solutions you have bought for your trucks?

    My car is gmc yukon xl 2500 hd -05
  2. Jamm3r

    Jamm3r Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    Defa makes a number of products but I'm guessing that you're looking at their frost plug heaters. Essentially similar heaters differing only in voltage and cord type are made for the U.S. market and widely used in the upper midwest where we have the same climate you do. They're the best product for the job.

    I have one in my 1997 Silverado 2500. My Suburban didn't have one when I bought it and I haven't had a reason to install one yet, since it starts well in cold weather.
  3. FinnishTruck

    FinnishTruck New Member

    Thanks a lot!

    I installed the defa frost plug heater and it's working great.
    Gotta say i love american cars
  4. RayVoy

    RayVoy Epic Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts

    Years ago, I switched to synthetic oil to ease cold weather starting.
    Regardless of the over night temps (and, we are expecting -27c tonight) the engine spins like a warm summer day.

    The block heater will speed the interior becoming more comfortable for the driver, but synthetic oil will make the truck engine more comfortable (my 2 cents)

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