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post #1 of 17 Old 01-02-2011, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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installing block heater plug question

Ok I feel like a knucklehead for asking but I just sat out fiddling with my block heater plug for 30 minutes. Do you have to have abnormally small hands or what?? The space on my 08 to get it up in there is so tight I had to take a break in trying... any tips or tricks on attacking this thing? I am just on a creeper below the truck.

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i fiddled with mine for a while and never could get it, stopped and got some wd-40 and it went right in.

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Thanks.... I put some electric grease on it and my hands just got worn out from reaching up there! I am thinking getting the NUT threaded on after I get the rubber plug in will be no picnic either.

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Don't mean to steal your thread but where is everyone getting their heater cord from? Dealer or another outlet. Thanks.

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Picked mine up for $19.00 on Ebay new. There are plenty on there.

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Go to Ebay!

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ebay is where I bought my chord from as well. It took me about 10mins to get mine installed definitely wasn't the easiest to do but it has held up for almost 3yrs now

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Ok finally got it, wasnt holding my mouth right I guess?

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Something like this one??

Block Heater Cord For Diesel Engines NEW - eBay (item 260715530997 end time Jan-08-11 12:59:25 PST)

Looks pretty generic and for only $8.99.

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I got mine from the local International dealer. They had them handing on a rack right there behind the counter. $17 plus tax and I installed it in their parking lot. Darn thing works excellent. It was -5 and the glow plug light stayed on for about 2 seconds and then it fired right up.

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