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Old 01-20-2018, 03:49 PM   #1
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Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Appleton, WI
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Default Silly question on factory engine block heater.

This may sound silly, but I suspect that my engine block heater on my 2008 XE does not function. Is there a way, other than checking the lower oil pan and oil check stick, too see if the oil in the engine has warmed up? I do not know if that would be a good indication either. I feel no difference in the temperature when going out to my car in the morning. After it is plugged into the outlet in my unheated garage the car does not start any faster. The connections with the bumper plug-in are clean and not tarnished. Let me know. Thanks.


2008 XR3 5 speed, heated seats, leather, premium sound , 18" wheels, center armrest
2008 XE5 CEL Special Edition, 5 speed, heated seats, panoramic moonroof


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