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Block heater question.

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by FWP, Nov 20, 2004.

  1. FWP

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    Had a hard time time getting it started the other morning (aound 28* F outside), so I decided to check out the block heater. Looks like it had never been used, but the wiring and 110 plug were shot. I rewired the whole thing, put it on a timer to run from 3 am to 5am. she started right up, very cool.

    My question... Since the block heater looks like it's never been used before, Is there anything I should be looking for? The seal at the freeze plug hole looks good, no problems. But I'm getting ready to tow with it, Just don't want any suprises.
     
  2. joez

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    As long as it doesnt leak, either when plugged in or running, it should be fine. With it being as old as it is, it might develop a leak when plugged in. Mine did, and i drove it like that for 2 months until i got sick of looking at the coolant on the driveway. If it does develop a leak, new block heaters are only $14, and if you go at it with a really big screw and crowbar it should only take a little bit of time to change.

    It all depends on where the truck came from.
     
  3. FWP

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    Got it, thanks man /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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