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Block Heater for Nissan Titan

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Just went to get the price of a block heater for the 5.6 in preparation for the cold A winter I'm getting ready to have in North Dakota..

The biggest shop in town that everyone uses and suggests says Nissan doesn't have a block heater for the 5.6 and they will not put any in it. They recommended an oil pan heater and battery blanket instead which I know would be fine.

Why would Nissan not have a block heater for the 5.6?

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Re: Block Heater for Nissan Titan

Maybe Nissan doesn't feel like they need one ???? You should be good with just using 0-30 WT oil and a battery blanket.

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Re: Block Heater for Nissan Titan

Block heaters are extremely common in Diesels, but in the Oil Passages in the ones I am around. Some suggest that a Block Heater in the Coolant will lead to dielectric issues later affecting the electrical sensors. I don't know the truth of this, but figured it will at least add some drama.

Personally, I'd love to get this Nissan Block Heater, just for those few extreme nights in the 20's or teens that do occur every winter.

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Re: Block Heater for Nissan Titan

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Block heaters are extremely common in Diesels, but in the Oil Passages in the ones I am around. Some suggest that a Block Heater in the Coolant will lead to dielectric issues later affecting the electrical sensors. I don't know the truth of this, but figured it will at least add some drama.

Personally, I'd love to get this Nissan Block Heater, just for those few extreme nights in the 20's or teens that do occur every winter.
I was gonna say that, its mostly seen in Diesels. My dads F350 has a household plug in right under the front bumper. You should be fine with a thinner oil and a battery blanket to keep it alive.

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Re: Block Heater for Nissan Titan

Even the newer Diesels are rated to start at like -20* without being plugged in , they just need the Intake Grid Heater or Glow plugs to ignite the fuel.

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Re: Block Heater for Nissan Titan

A block heater certainly will not hurt anything. My truck did not even flinch at -18 F. I would have plugged in a block heater that day if I had one.

There is a thread on here about the coldest temp people have fired their Titans in. Some of our Canadian and Alaskan brothers had some impressive numbers.

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Follow up.. I got in touch with the nearest Nissan service department "Bismarck Nissan". They stated Nissan doesn't recommend a block heater install due to our Aluminum blocks.. Service tech said all Nissan's sold in North Dakota, which has a negative 35 degree F record low receive the oil pan heater, sticks right to the oil pan.

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I just installed one on my 06 titan. Car Quest in Cut Bank MT got it for me and very easy to install..and the engine loves me for it. 30mm block heater. Take the engine plug out screw the heater in that simple...
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All,

Just went to get the price of a block heater for the 5.6 in preparation for the cold A winter I'm getting ready to have in North Dakota..

The biggest shop in town that everyone uses and suggests says Nissan doesn't have a block heater for the 5.6 and they will not put any in it. They recommended an oil pan heater and battery blanket instead which I know would be fine.

Why would Nissan not have a block heater for the 5.6?

Thanks
Call a Nissan dealership in Anchorage or Fairbanks, AK - they will mail it to you. I had no luck finding it online. It is where I got mine; I am moving up there next month. I currently live in GA and when you call around here, their response is, "What part of the heater do you need?" or after I finally get them to understand what it is I need - "They don't make that for that truck."

I bought the whole winter package for $160ish with shipping, but I think just the block heater with power cord is around $60-70.

It goes in the block on the passenger side behind the alternator. You can get to it from underneath the truck fairly easy. It is a 12mm hex nut that needs to be screwed out. If you round the nut out like I did, you can get a small air hammer up in there to screw it out.

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Call a Nissan dealership in Anchorage or Fairbanks, AK - they will mail it to you. I had no luck finding it online. It is where I got mine; I am moving up there next month. I currently live in GA and when you call around here, their response is, "What part of the heater do you need?" or after I finally get them to understand what it is I need - "They don't make that for that truck."

I bought the whole winter package for $160ish with shipping, but I think just the block heater with power cord is around $60-70.
When I lived up there they had a program in Anchorage that you could sign up for, it was limited to a certain number of applicants. Too many people starting there cars early to warm them up, they wanted to cut down on the exhaust for the air quality test . $25 for a block heater installed and you got an extension cord and a timer. I signed up and had one put in my F-150 (also aluminum block, hmmm).

No garage to park it in HemiETR? I just had an garage heater installed this fall, keeps it nice and warm, although my electric bill went up $40 bucks last month

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When I lived up there they had a program in Anchorage that you could sign up for, it was limited to a certain number of applicants. Too many people starting there cars early to warm them up, they wanted to cut down on the exhaust for the air quality test . $25 for a block heater installed and you got an extension cord and a timer. I signed up and had one put in my F-150 (also aluminum block, hmmm).

No garage to park it in Hemi eater? I just had an garage heater installed this fall, keeps it nice and warm, although my electric bill went up $40 bucks last month


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Yes garage to park in with 240V heater. Keeps the garage between 60-70F even when outside temps around -10F. Since I keep the T in the garage I haven't done anything different. No block, plug in heater's anywhere. I have always ran AMSOIL 0W-30 anyway. Truck has done fine..

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Follow up.. I got in touch with the nearest Nissan service department "Bismarck Nissan". They stated Nissan doesn't recommend a block heater install due to our Aluminum blocks.. Service tech said all Nissan's sold in North Dakota, which has a negative 35 degree F record low receive the oil pan heater, sticks right to the oil pan.
I think the dealership is full of crap, block heaters will not heat your engine even close to normal running temps. When I plugged my F150 in while living in Anchorage, I would start it up and the temp did not even register on the gauge and cold air still came through the heater vents. I would get warm air within 2-3 minutes of idle or driving, even when it was below 0. Just bought my T from Bismarck Nissan at the end of October, while I had a good experience during the purchase, I didn't get a oil pan heater.

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your right that dealership if full of ****, hurting the block? Thats crazy talk you could plug it in 100 degrees and it wouldnt hurt, just wouldnt kick in thats all, and having warm fluid on a start up sounds like a good idea in my truck....just sayn
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Its funny seeing all the southren guys talking about block heaters and how foreing it is to you. North Dakota gets cold real COLD and I can't blame ya for wanting one!! -24 today where we were ice fishing in northren MN. The new diesels still struggle with these temps-most guys leave em running at restaurants and such. There were 5 trucks left running at the little bar we ate at and the guys that slept in their ice house all had them plugged into generators. Block heaters are great-even when you know the truck will start without it. Easier on the truck! Only took two pulls for the snowmobile to fire!
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