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Easiest access to the block heater is from crawling underneath the truck on the passenger side behind the front tire.
I'll give it a try. Trying to re route the existing wire through the engine bay toward the front bumper

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Easiest access to the block heater is from crawling underneath the truck on the passenger side behind the front tire.
I agree. I did mine last weekend and was able to reach it from behind the front tire without taking anything off. It puts your hand at a weird angle, I went up to OR1 to do it and was able to use pliers to snug it in the connector. You can see it with a light and if you angle your face correctly. The routing is a pain but once you get it plugged it's pretty simple.
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Re: Adding Diesel Block Heater

I have EcoDiesel block heater cords for sale.

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Re: Adding Diesel Block Heater

Please let us know what you end up doing. I just have mine routed to the cowl below the windshield just so I can have a visual reminder that it's plugged in. Our first winter back in North Dakota in 20 years wasn't that cold so I never even used the block heater.

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Re: Adding Diesel Block Heater

I have a 2016 Limited Ecodiesel, do I have the heater installed? Any way I can be for sure? Also, how does this thing work? I buy the cord, connect it then what?
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how does this thing work? I buy the cord, connect it then what?
If you have to ask this, you probably don't need one.
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Re: Adding Diesel Block Heater

well I know how "it works" lol but I mean, I need to have a nearby outlet at all times when it is parked? is there a switch to turn it on/off?
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well I know how "it works" lol but I mean, I need to have a nearby outlet at all times when it is parked? is there a switch to turn it on/off?

No, there's no switch to turn it on. usually its not plugged in unless its below 32F. I usually don't plug it in unless its below 20F. It must be plugged in for at least 2-3 hours to receive the benefit of it warming up the engine block in turn allowing for heat much quicker. Generally they are kept plugged in over night. In really cold areas when its well below 0F then it definitely helps to keep the anti-freeze from freezing. Always remember to unplug it before driving off nothings more hideous then someone driving down the road dragging an extension cord because they forgot to unplug their block heater.
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well I know how "it works" lol but I mean, I need to have a nearby outlet at all times when it is parked? is there a switch to turn it on/off?
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You will have to size the outlet and extension cord based on the distance to, and wattage of, the block heater. Usually a 20 AMP is required but the cord wire size depends on the length and wattage. There is a built-in preset thermostat in the heater so, except for wasting electricity, you can just plug it in and forget it. The engine coolant temperature will only be maintained thirty some degrees above ambient once the thermostat allows the element to heat.

With the advent of synthetic oil, these are now more of a convenience than a necessity. Heated seats and windshields will warm things up quicker, and the DEF is still going to freeze anyway.
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Re: Adding Diesel Block Heater

Been down to -15F with it... never plugged it in and I do have the block heater and cord.... I "could" do it, but don't really want to mess with hooking and unhooking it when its that cold outside (or forgetting its plugged in). It has always started and this diesel warms up faster than any other I've owned. More concerned with frozen DEF.
I use a little power service in the winter fuel mix, but other than that have had no other cold weather problems....
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Re: Adding Diesel Block Heater

So I have a random question for those in the know. I have a 15 Eco and have yet to run the cord. I plan to do it this winter. My question however is the voltage for these block heaters. While I purchased my Jeep in the States I'm in the military and now live overseas. The voltage here is 220. I was wondering if the block heater is dual voltage? Thanks
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So I have a random question for those in the know. I have a 15 Eco and have yet to run the cord. I plan to do it this winter. My question however is the voltage for these block heaters. While I purchased my Jeep in the States I'm in the military and now live overseas. The voltage here is 220. I was wondering if the block heater is dual voltage? Thanks
No, the NHK option is single voltage only (110-115), intended for the US market. While it is quite possible to convert foreign power, before making any equipment investment, determine if you're going to really need to use a heater, and what/where the available power source will actually be. I'm having a hard time imagining where overseas you could take your POV that would justify all this additional expense and aggravation.
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