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Old 09-25-2014, 09:34 AM
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Block heater installation

Hello, I am new member and at the dealership. Could anyone please tell me how long it should take to install a block heater cord. They admitt to not having done this before and don't know how many hours it will take
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:57 AM
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Re: Block heater installation

It's nothing serious. A few others have done it at home. I'd be shocked if it takes 15 minutes for a qualified tech. They might bill you 0.5 to 1 hour though.
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Re: Block heater installation

Does everybody push the start button twice and let the "glow plugs" get warm before starting it?
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Re: Block heater installation

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Does everybody push the start button twice and let the "glow plugs" get warm before starting it?

it's automatic. just press the button once. if it's really cold out you'll notice a slight delay before the engine starts cranking.
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Re: Block heater installation

I guess it hasn't been cold enough for me to notice it delay... but if I use remote start it takes a second
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Old 09-25-2014, 07:40 PM
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Re: Block heater installation

When it's cold out the remote start will wait as well for me. We've had some nights in the mid 40's and the next morning it would take longer before starting when doing the remote (nice to have the heated seats and wheel ready when I get inside).
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Re: Block heater installation

How cold has anyone started their ecodiesel without being plugged in? How did it react?
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Re: Block heater installation

It was 26 about a month ago... fired right up
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Re: Block heater installation

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How cold has anyone started their ecodiesel without being plugged in? How did it react?
I've had mine since Nov '13. We had lows around 10°F and it cranked right up. I have the block heater and haven't used it. The benefit is having heat and driveability immediately when plugged in.
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Re: Block heater installation

This past winter it was in the single digits and without the BH plugged in, it started right up.....


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I had -20 deg F over night sitting outside in WI with no block heater plugged in. Pushed the button and it cycled for a longer than normal time but fired right up.
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Re: Block heater installation

-25 in Minnesota for a week long - remote start would not work, but it started fine. The problem with the remote start is that it only cranks once, and when it is that cold, it needs a few cranks to start.
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