Originally Posted by ShowTymers619
actually the setting for the car to keep starting for every 3 hours is specificly for cars in extreme weather its not for the driver
My compustar has that setting but I never used it. I used the autostart in the morning in the winter. Roll over, hit the alarm clock, roll over the other way and start the car. By the time I get out there it's nice and warm.
I have a preluber wired up to the dome light. When I open the door the preluber's pump kicks in for 30 seconds. Even if I don't wait the full 30 to start the car, everything in the motor is already oiled up and ready to go. Damn good investment if you ask me.
Back on topic though. If the only reason you're looking at getting a block heater is to keep your oil flowing, just run some 5W30 or even 0W30 in the winter. You'll be fine. We only have 4 quarts of oil in there. Not a big deal. Also make sure you check your antifreeze mix and make sure it's good. Nothing sucks more than a radiator that's frozen solid.