Why wouldn't it be best to keep the oil warm vs molasses for all those starts. Could plug in maybe 4 hrs. before actually starting. Would eliminate that initial scuffing of components BO (before oil). Keeping the coolant hot just provides instant heat in car but marginal for oil initial circulation. And yes, the early years and with my road runner, living in the Saco River Valley, 30deg. below was the norm many years and no garage lol. The car started better than summertime with instant heat as had the antifreeze block heater.
The lower radiator hose type didn't work as well as to circulate hot coolant the thermostat had to stay open. Then one time when I worked at Allied Leather and the mechanic put a coolant heater in the bosses car with the water and oil connected together. Started up the car to test and the oil turned to pure sludge lmao. Have to have the right ins and outs and direction with those.
What's the point here...... Sometimes less is more or better. Am changing opinions on things and new ideas continously.
Edited by Rich B., 10 November 2017 - 10:49 AM.