I just want a definitive answer from someone who knows for sure. I am not talking about an oil pan heater, but an engine block heater.
I ask because when I bought my car I had heated seats and (supposedly) a block heater installed from the dealership as I was moving up to Arctic. I have since moved there and paid for the add-ons (well, I had them included in the financing) yet when I had it up on a hoist to have synthetic oil put in the mechanic pointed out the fact that it seems they installed a oil pan heater rather than an actual block heater, which, again, is what I ordered and paid for (and have documentation to prove it) while I was still in Halifax. I then went to the (one and only) dealership up here and the guy at the service desk said that he didn't believe that a block heater can actually be installed at all on a Cruze due to a welded frost cap or something? Can anyone clarify if a Cruze can, or cannot have a block heater installed?
Ideally this won't turn into a thread debating the pros and cons of each type of heating system.
Anyone have any expertise or experience in this matter?
Lastly, I find the hood patterns when it frosts over quite interesting.
Thanks in advance!hood.jpg