2010 GMC Terrain engine block hester

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    2010 GMC Terrain engine block hester

    I ordered a 2010 GMC Terrain SLT AWD/3.0 engine from Rimrock Auto Group,Billings,MT to be built the week of 12-14-09. The dealer says an engine block heater is not available on this vehicle. GMC website does not show it as an option. These Suv's are made in Canada and come with engine block heater as stnadard equipment there. Also the Cadillac SRX has the same engine and the block heater is an available option on them for $100.00. Why can't we get it here in Northern Montana where temperature can get to -40 degrees. It is a must here! Did something get overlooked here? They say these engines start good in cold weather,even at that it is very hard on an engine to start them in extreme cold temperature without a heat source.Not every one has heated garage. Is GMC going to provide an engine heater option? Please advise me what can be done for this problem.Thank you.

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    Re: 2010 GMC Terrain engine block hester

    Quote Originally Posted by lawmar View Post
    I ordered a 2010 GMC Terrain SLT AWD/3.0 engine from Rimrock Auto Group,Billings,MT to be built the week of 12-14-09. The dealer says an engine block heater is not available on this vehicle. GMC website does not show it as an option. These Suv's are made in Canada and come with engine block heater as stnadard equipment there. Also the Cadillac SRX has the same engine and the block heater is an available option on them for $100.00. Why can't we get it here in Northern Montana where temperature can get to -40 degrees. It is a must here! Did something get overlooked here? They say these engines start good in cold weather,even at that it is very hard on an engine to start them in extreme cold temperature without a heat source.Not every one has heated garage. Is GMC going to provide an engine heater option? Please advise me what can be done for this problem.Thank you.
    Ask your dealer to look up the GM part number for the engine heater on the SRX and ask them to install it on your Terrain.

    You can try checking out http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/ and see if you can find it there. Engine heaters are relatively simple devices and can be fitted to most engines without trouble. If your dealer is uncooperative, you can tell them to install the heater or you'll find another dealer that will. You could also try looking at aftermarket heaters from Summit or JEGS.

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    Re: 2010 GMC Terrain engine block hester

    Quote Originally Posted by lawmar View Post
    These Suv's are made in Canada and come with engine block heater as stnadard equipment there.
    Block heaters ahve not been standard in Canada since 2006, they are a 75 buck option on everyone now, that being said everyone we have has a blockheater.....SRX, Equinox, Terrain....check Equinox, same thing.....last I heard they were a 500 buck optin after the fact so why dealers dont do it to start with for 75 is beyond me....
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    Re: 2010 GMC Terrain engine block hester

    I order all of our inventory with them. Even V6 Camaros.

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    Re: 2010 GMC Terrain engine block hester

    Quote Originally Posted by MalibuMaxxSS View Post
    Block heaters ahve not been standard in Canada since 2006, they are a 75 buck option on everyone now, that being said everyone we have has a blockheater.....SRX, Equinox, Terrain....check Equinox, same thing.....last I heard they were a 500 buck optin after the fact so why dealers dont do it to start with for 75 is beyond me....
    Double check your Equinox LS, I don't think there is a block heater option on that one.
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    Re: 2010 GMC Terrain engine block hester

    Quote Originally Posted by GMCdriver View Post
    Double check your Equinox LS, I don't think there is a block heater option on that one.
    LOL OH ya the LS, ya we were talking about that the other day, taht is just stupid, there is non on the LS model....that is weird.....

    only explanation there is they tried to hit a price point..keep it low
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