My first car was a 1979 Peugeot 504 diesel. It had a glow plug you had to use all winter long. If you didn't wait for the light to go off, the engine didn't start. All my friends laughed at me...also because top speed on the thing was like 73 MPH.rondrums51 said:On the road back in the day, I remember arriving in Canada in the winter, and I stopped for gas. The guy at the gas station asked me if I had an engine block heater. Being from Florida, I had never heard of such a thing. He said if you were parked outside all night, your engine block could freeze and crack.
I couldn't believe it, but I told the guy to install one. When I got to the hotel I was gigging at, every parking space had an AC outlet for engine block heaters. I also noticed that all the parking meters along the streets had AC outlets. And everybody's car had an AC cord hanging out of the grille.
I felt like I was on another planet!
That might be old technology. It was back in the 70's.