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Old 10 Oct 2009, 07:09 am
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Default Installing a Block Heater in a Turbo PTC

I live in Canada, recently bought a 2007 PTC Turbo 2.4 litre. I have to install a block heater. I will take it to a garage to have installed but wondering if anyone has any comments / suggestions.
I am installing command start as well. When the windchill is -50 degrees, we need help starting our cars.
After having the car checked at a local Chrysler dealership, a ridge is wearing on the rotors and a front control arm bushing needs replacing plus rear bushings are loose. With this car being only 2 years old, should I be finding these type of repairs???
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Old 10 Oct 2009, 07:20 pm
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I thought a block heater was a factory option - that would be the way to go.
Ridge in a rotor? So what? I always find ridges in rotors - first application of brakes and the brake pad will conform.
A suggestion is to replace bushings with polyurethane - they are much better.
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Dammm thats cold!!! i know the coldest ive been is -38 and thats nothing compared to what your saying LOL.
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Dammm thats cold!!! i know the coldest ive been is -38 and thats nothing compared to what your saying LOL.
Me thinks she is quoting Celsius not Fahrenheit!!!
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Me thinks she is quoting Celsius not Fahrenheit!!!
Doesn't matter. -40 is the same in Fahrenheit & Celsius.
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Where she is from she needs it..

Mopar does have one in the options list.. Strange to see a Canadian spec car not have one.. All the cars my honey has ever driven have had it.. And he's from Vancouver!
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