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post #1 of 14 Old 12-05-2007, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
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I was wondering if there was anyway to check to see if my block heater is bad or if its just the cord

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Um, good question....You could always just get a new cord and try that...or just wait for a tech to chime in.Sorry, can't think of much else.

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If the block heater has been plugged in for 2 to 3 hours you should be able to feel the heat both at the block and the radiator. Mine is a 6.0, but after 3 hours the radiator is warm to touch which should put it over 100 degrees.

I guess you could always use an infrared thermometer on the block where the heater is.
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Thanks i'll give it a try

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Speaking of Block heaters,let me try this again,I bought a block heater on line from the Diesel man and don't know where the threaded pipe plug is that I remove to install.I have been told on the oil filter mount but the element is to long to go in there,any one know where I can mount it? the instructions are very vauge.
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I was wondering if there was anyway to check to see if my block heater is bad or if its just the cord
You can check the continuity with an ohms meeter between the 2 flat blades on the plug, if you have no continuity it's not working. Then you pull the cord and check to see continuity from one end of each wire to the other, this is how you find if the cord is bad. Then check the prongs on the block heater it's self, no continuity reading hear or very small reading ti is bad. You can get a volt ohms meeter for around 15 bucks at some of the the parts stores.
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Speaking of Block heaters,let me try this again,I bought a block heater on line from the Diesel man and don't know where the threaded pipe plug is that I remove to install.I have been told on the oil filter mount but the element is to long to go in there,any one know where I can mount it? the instructions are very vauge.
It is right over the oil filter about even with the top of the frame. It fits in horizontal and sticks all the way into the block so it's got to be long. It don't look like a likely place for it but thats the spot.
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Speaking of Block heaters,let me try this again,I bought a block heater on line from the Diesel man and don't know where the threaded pipe plug is that I remove to install.I have been told on the oil filter mount but the element is to long to go in there,any one know where I can mount it? the instructions are very vauge.
On my 97 it is right above the oil filter here:

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Thanks adfields i'll check that out

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SMKSTAX,THAT LOOKS WHERE IT SHOULD GO BUT THE ELEMENT IS 4IN LONG.I HATE TO DRAIN THE OIL JUST TO FIND OUT THAT IT WILL NOT FIT.WHAT DO YOU THINK,SHOULD I GO FOR IT?
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