2008 Expedition 5.4L is garaged but hasn’t been driven in several days. It’s ICE COLD.
Engine starts immediately. No problem.
But I am accelerating before the engine gets warm.
Can I attach a magnetic block heater anywhere and pull it off with a rope before departing?
Or is there too much aluminum?
What about a 150-Watt outdoor floodlight aimed up from beneath with sheet over the hood and grill? (It would also provide welcome light in the garage.)
To warm engine gently:
Instead of dressing and then climbing into the vehicle, I immediately got in, started the engine and let idle move the vehicle out of the garage and down the street while getting dressed.
Tried to be gentle as possible and accelerated gently, but soon was on an arterial street at 60 mph and increasing.