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block heater cord -- replacing plug head

Hey guys! Well, I think my cord finally bit the dust. Engine didn't heat overnight, no melted snow on the hood....and no start. I looked at the wires, and there is some exposed copper, so I am assuming the connection is gone.

When I replace the male plug head, can I just use one of the basic giant ones from Home Depot, that looks like a big cylinder? One of the goofy ones in this pic?




Tried a search, only found a thread in a subforum for older engines. Thought I'd repost this here.

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idk if this is how your suppose to do it or not but this is how i did mine. i just took some old extension cord cut off a connector and connected the wires together and that was that. i know it works cuz i can noticie a huge difference when its pluged in over not being pulged in. but i prob should buy the whole new block heater cord one of thses days

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do the "marinco mod" very easy and looks sharp. its just a marine shore power plug, $16 from cabelas...

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Those marinco mods look pretty slick. We've got some 25+ degree days coming up, I'd like to run to Cabela's and grab one. Need to hack something in, in this 0 degree bs though, lol.

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Before I bought or ordered anything I'd put an ohm meter to it and see if there's continuity or not. You may already be convinced that it isn't working but I'd be curious to see about the continuity in case your plug is okay and the heater itself if toast
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Just replaced my plug with a home depot one the other day, wiring was broke right at the plug...

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Picked up both an ohm meter and a plug, since my wife will be out with her car first thing in the morning. I'm not going out in this miserable crap. It can wait til tomorrow.

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Couple hours til I can try. What should I set the ohm meter for? 10, 100, or 1000?

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