2014 Dodge Caravan Engine warm up

Tiny
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  • 2014 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 3.6L
  • V6
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 18,900 MILES
Is it possible to warm the engine of my 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan during the winter? My friend always tells me that new cars need not to be warm up. How true is this? Thanks and hoping for your most appreciated reply.
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Monday, March 2nd, 2015 AT 6:31 PM

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Tiny
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1) THEY MAKE FREEZE PLUG HEATERS- A FREEZE PLUG IS REMOVED SOMEWHERE WHERE THE "UNIT" WILL FIT IN (WITHOUT HITTING SOMETHING INSIDE THE WATER JACKET) THIS THING RESEMBLES AN ELECTRIC WATER HEATER ELEMENT, 'CEPT SHORTER, AND IT HAS A FREEZE PLUG SORTA ENCASING IT (SO IT DON'T LEAK). YOU PLUG IT INTO AN OUTLET VIA IT'S CORD

THIS THING HEATS THE WATER (COOLANT), USUALLY A PROFESSIONAL NEEDS TO FIND THE SPOT AND INSTALL IT

2) THEY MAKE A "DIPSTICK HEATER"- IT SIMPLY TAKES THE PLACE OF YOUR DIPSTICK, THIS PUPPY HEATS YOUR OIL, THE WARMTH OF THE OIL, IS SUPPOSED TO TRANSFER HEAT FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE PAN UPWARD INTO THE ENGINE. AGAIN, YOU PLUG IT INTO A 110 VOLT OUTLET

3) I LIKE THIS WAY THE MOST, HOWEVER YOU MUST HAVE ROOM TO SPLICE IT INTO YOUR LOWER RADIATOR HOSE AND IN AN "UPWARD" PORTION TOWARD THE INLET OF THE WATER PUMP (AS PER IT'S INSTRUCTIONS). I HAVE HAD 1st HAND EXPERIENCE WITH THIS ONE, IT WORKS SO VERY WELL! IT WAS NOT HARD AT ALL TO INSTALL. IT ALSO COMES IN VARIOUS SIZES TO ACCOMMODATE YOUR HOSE SIZE.

SNATCH IT OUT. INSTALL A NEW LOWER RADIATOR HOSE AND YOU ARE BACK TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW. I TOOK PICS OF THE INSTRUCTIONS TOO! PLEASE SEE MY LINK! I DISCUSS IT FULLY

http://www.2carpros.com/questions/1994-chevrolet-silverado-during-cold-season-weather-40-degree-below-94-chevy-350

IF YOU NEED HELP LOCATING SOMETHING, I'LL LOOK FOR YOU TOO!

WHATCHU THINK?

THE MEDIC
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