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Anyone have a block heater installed? It's going to get to - 22F this week where I live. It can go down to -38F. I've looked at oil pan heaters as an alternative. I've always used a block heater without issues. I owned a F150 that was recalled twice for block heater caused fires. There are always news stories of that brand new car burning up, one just happened in my town two weeks ago. But, the thought of starting up a 1.6T GDI at -38F doesn't make mew feel good either. I used to have a Jeep, put a top synthetic oil in but if it wasn't plugged in for winter starts, it would groan and whine like a sewing machine tearing itself apart.