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Re: ECO diesel engine block heater

Forgot to mention cause I forgot the name, but on my TDI I used a Marinco plug receptacle in a fog light grill. Very neat and discreet. Plenty of grill space on a wk2 for a plug somewhere.

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Re: ECO diesel engine block heater

I sell the Ecodiesel block heater cables if anyone needs one. I have sold many on eBay.

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Re: ECO diesel engine block heater

I took the windshield idea and did it without an extension on the passenger side. It works for me because i park my car with that side against the wall. As far as remembering to unplug it, tilt the mirror in or flip a wiper up. I attached some pics. Note that what appears to be a big hole for the cord in the second pic was simply lifting the gasket to demonstrate; you dont need any tools or modifications to do this (other than cutting one zip tie).
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Re: ECO diesel engine block heater

This is with the gasket lightly lifted to show the easy path out of the engine compartment
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Re: ECO diesel engine block heater

Sorry for the spam my ipad wont upload more than 1at a time
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Re: ECO diesel engine block heater

Last one, it sits nicely and its hidden.
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Re: ECO diesel engine block heater

I routed my cord out the back of the hood by where the windshield wipers are. The plug sits perfectly there and can hardly be seen.
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Re: ECO diesel engine block heater

I bought a Kat after market cord on amazon. Can someone give me an idea on how to get this thing plugged into the heater. It looks impossible from the top. I dropped the skid plate ,and still could barely see the block heater.

Even if I was gumby, I don't think I could reach the block heater and hook it up. Pulled the right tire off and took the wheel well liner part way off and no opening except toward the front of the engine.

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Re: ECO diesel engine block heater

Hi everyone,
Following is how I finally installed my block heater cord.
My 2014 Diesel Summit already had the heater and a short black cord.

1) Drill 3/8 hole through plastic wall near original cord.
2) Attach a 6' extension cord. Coil extra up and fasten with a wire tie.
3) Lay extension along and inside rubber splash guard under rear edge of hood.
4) Bring the plug out about 5" and tie it down with a cable guide and small self-tapping screw .

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Re: ECO diesel engine block heater

I understand where the block heater is, I can barely see it with the skid plate off. My question is how do you go about getting you hand to it to plug the AC cord onto it? Thru to top looks impossible, underneath just about the same.

Anyone have any directions on how they did theirs. Wireman
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I understand where the block heater is, I can barely see it with the skid plate off. My question is how do you go about getting you hand to it to plug the AC cord onto it? Thru to top looks impossible, underneath just about the same.

Anyone have any directions on how they did theirs. Wireman
There's another thread floating with some helpful hints. I did mine 2 weeks ago from underneath in OR1 height. I fit my hand up there and used needlenose after I had it started. I could really only use my fingers so it fatigued my hands quickly but I managed.

Not sure how people do it through fender well, I couldn't even see it through there.
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