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to keep your block from freezing, beside making sure your antifreeze is the proper solution for the current temperatures, more then the 50/50 mix for normal temperatures
another option is to find the cardboard packaging from a large appliance, like a refrigerator or stove & lay it on the ground beneath your vehicles, believe it or not, its the cold temperature that is leaving the ground that freezes the engine block, not the cold air settling on your vehicle
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well its more that i wanna come out to a warm truck and the windows are clear from ice, and to save the engine from all the coldstarts. not that the truck starts or not !
have it plugged to a timer and i dont have to stand and scrape the windows
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I also live in cold winter Canada, a block heater is mandatory on Canadian vehicles, however as stated in previous posts you do not entirely need one. Wind chill will not make a big difference as the engine is blocked from most of the wind. A block heater will allow your truck to warm more quickly and keep your oil more fluid allowing it to flow more easily at cold temps , but the oil in your truck should be fairly thin any way. For a better explanation try this site.

http://www.machinerylubrication.com/...scosity-limits
I'm surprised at a few of the canadian posters that feel a block heater isn't necessary when you talk about temps dropping into the mid-minus 30's!! Mega torture test. Awesome way to strip years off the life of your engine. Everything takes a beating from the battery on down. The topic quoted above is an excellent find.
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It's been a long time since I've seen the temp. go to -36C here in Montreal
According to the link you quoted Automotive oil's pour point is -33F= -36C

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montreal#Climate
Montreal's summers are warm, but often muggy with average high temperatures of 26C (79F) and low of 16C (61F), temperatures frequently exceed 30C (86F). Winter in Montreal usually brings very cold, snowy, windy, and at times, icy weather, with an average high temperature of -5C (23F) and lows of -13C (9F). However, some winter days rise above freezing even at times allowing for rain, while others dip well below -20C (-4F)

From the same site for Toronto Ont.
Toronto winters sometimes feature short cold snaps where maximum temperatures remain below −10 C (14 F), often made to feel colder by wind chill.

Do we really need a block heater in the east?
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It's been a long time since I've seen the temp. go to -36C here in Montreal
According to the link you quoted Automotive oil's pour point is -33F= -36C

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montreal#Climate
Montreal's summers are warm, but often muggy with average high temperatures of 26C (79F) and low of 16C (61F), temperatures frequently exceed 30C (86F). Winter in Montreal usually brings very cold, snowy, windy, and at times, icy weather, with an average high temperature of -5C (23F) and lows of -13C (9F). However, some winter days rise above freezing even at times allowing for rain, while others dip well below -20C (-4F)

From the same site for Toronto Ont.
Toronto winters sometimes feature short cold snaps where maximum temperatures remain below −10 C (14 F), often made to feel colder by wind chill.

Do we really need a block heater in the east?
Well thanks for the weather history update. I think you know the point I was getting at. Northern Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and parts of northern Alberta are notorious for extreme temprature drops at times during the winter. We went through a week last winter of -40 C at night with daytime highs of -32 to -35 C. I wouldn't be caught dead attempting a start in temps like that unless the block heater was plugged in for a at least a few hours. Just like one poster stated, for something as simple as plugging in, it's alot more than a vehicle "just" being able to start.
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Don't forget ladies and gentlemen , for those who do live in colder climates , remember to use a good quality synthetic oil such as Amsoil . It stays fluid like down to -60 below zero . It will help reduce wear on parts due to cold oil starvation . I am talking from experience there . Thats why I promote synthetics .
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