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block heater install Q
Posted 19 December 2004 - 10:56 PM
Posted 20 December 2004 - 12:38 AM
Posted 20 December 2004 - 12:41 AM
Posted 20 December 2004 - 01:25 AM
flip car over on roof. keep air from getting into the block heater hole..
BAAAAAAAAA HA HA HA, that's awesome, I may try just that!
seriously though, thanks Shawn, I may try to do it tomorrow
Posted 20 December 2004 - 11:35 AM
remove rad cap
remove rad cock drain plug
remove lower rad hose
remove upper rad hose
remove temp sender wire
use 3/4" drive impact, air tool, the 1/2" did nothing
use 14mm hex bit from cornwall tools, $8, it fits, snapon, $24, is too long
make sure gasket is on heater
install, 34mm? socket
install and route cord
if you have extra cord, loop it around the passing lamp
Posted 20 December 2004 - 03:16 PM
Posted 20 December 2004 - 04:24 PM
You will not get the same effect with a magnetic one. Being in minnesota, you need a block heater, oil pan heater and perhaps a battery blanket.
Posted 20 December 2004 - 05:02 PM
Wherethehell IS winter anyhow?
Posted 20 December 2004 - 07:19 PM
-20f last saturday night.
supposed to hit -25 on wed night or so. still not much snow though. thats a bad combo, cold and no snow.... hope the pipes dont freeze.
hey numbchux- do you have the 14mm hex socket to get out the drain plug on the block? if not, i have one and i am in duluth every weekday if you want to borrow it.
Posted 21 December 2004 - 03:58 AM
I got a magnetic one that just sticks to your oil pan. Welcome to it as my Subaru gets the garage now Much easier install than draining the cooalnt in sub zero weather! :-p
I'm using one of those now, but it sucks putting it on and off outside, in 6+ inches of snow! I want something i can leave on, and we already have one, and I can put it on in my parents (soon-to-be) heated garage! anyway, I didn't try this morning, took 2 hours to get new tires, then changed the oil, and tried to fix my exhaust "leak" so I could drive the 3 hours up here to duluth for finals, needless to say, I was unsuccessful, and my ears are ringing, bigtime!
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