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Block Heater Part Number?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ARAMP1, Nov 28, 2006.

  1. ARAMP1

    ARAMP1 Aviator Extraordinaire

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    Well, I tried to install a GM block heater that I bought last year and it turns out that it is the wrong one. Just a bit too small. :mad:

    Anyway, does anyone have a GM part number (or even a NAPA number) for a block heater that installs in a 1.75in. freeze plug hole? (it's for a 454)
     
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  2. HarryH3

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    I don't have a part number, but when I lived in Colorado I was able to get a block heater at the local Advanced Auto Parts store. They had a decent selection and could order one for just about any application.
     
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    ARAMP1 Aviator Extraordinaire

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    I ended up going by the dealer today and ordering one. Hopefully it's the right one.
     
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    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    how do you go about removing a freeze plug? drill it out and then stick something in and pull real hard?? been thinking about installing one in my block, but i haven't had any trouble starting it below 30 just yet, and it doesn't get much colder than that here.
     
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    The task of removing the brass plug from the block is fairly simple. It gets complicated when there is something in the way (motor mount, starter, sensors, etc.) What I usually do is take a blunt object (all I seem to do with screwdrivers is poke holes) and hit the freeze plug on one side. Usually that breaks it free and it is easily removed.
     

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