Engine block heater 2015 jeep wrangler


#1

I just bought a 2015 jeep wrangler, v6, 3.6L, and am headed to North Dakota. Jeep does not make an OEM block heater yet for this engine. Does anyone have a recommendation for an after market heater for this vehicle? All my research seems to point toward an engine coolant heater being the best option. Any suggestions? Thanks.


#2

Once you are in ND If a block heater can be put in, an indie, maybe even a dealer will know. Here in WI you ask about block heaters and most times get a quizzical stare in return. When I lived in ND getting a block heater was as easy as going to the store for eggs. A block heater is more efficient and more effective than a coolant heater.


#3

Agree with @Barkydog here. I went through the same thing when moving from Ohio to Alaska. You will find any number of block heaters when you get to ND.


#4

When I live din North Dakota I used a lower radiator hoes heater. It worked beautifully. Basically it’s just a coil that heats the coolant in the lower hose, and convection circulates the heated coolant naturally. However, as others have said, you should have no problem at all finding a block heater once you get there.

Do NOT make the mistake of using a heated dipstick. They don’t heat the coolant and thus do not promote circulation and distribution of the heat throughout the engine. They heat only a localized area of the oil and that’s it. You’ll need a lot more than that in ND.


#5

A block heater and a lower rad hose heater are both coolant heaters, You may want to check with Chrysler Canada, many cars come standard with block heaters there.
{f you can find out the diameter of the “freeze” plugs on a 3.6 that is all you need to order a block heater.


#6

In my recollection a hose fluid heater consumes 450 watts and is less effective than a block heater at 150 watts.


#7

They make a myriad of block heaters.

All that needs to be done is measure the diameter of one of the frost plugs on the engine block, then go to a parts store and get a frost plug heater kit that fits that diameter.

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