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Old 12-17-2015, 07:38 AM
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Re: ECO diesel engine block heater

Thanks techvudu, My JGC is also 4WD with no air ride suspension so that might make things more difficult.

Looking at Mopar parts online I noticed the Mopar cord has some sort of insulation toward the end that plugs into the block heater. Probably because it's close to the exhaust manifolds.

Is yours a Mopar or after market cord? If after market did you wrap any kind of heat protective material on it?

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Thanks techvudu, My JGC is also 4WD with no air ride suspension so that might make things more difficult.

Looking at Mopar parts online I noticed the Mopar cord has some sort of insulation toward the end that plugs into the block heater. Probably because it's close to the exhaust manifolds.

Is yours a Mopar or after market cord? If after market did you wrap any kind of heat protective material on it?

Thanks. Wireman
I bought the Mopar cord solely for that reason. I wanted the $5 of insulation they have installed. I might try jacking it up enough just to fit under. I think the lower it is the better the geometry for the suspension to let your hand up there.

Either way it's not too bad of a job. I put some electric grease on the connector to help slide it on. Routed up using the other cables which honestly with the zip ties already on it was worse than plugging in the connector. This weekend I'll be cutting the lower valence to surface mount the plug.
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Re: ECO diesel engine block heater

techvudu, is your JGC 4WD and do you have the skid plate package?

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Put you skid plate back on and then remove the left front fender well liner. No, you don't not need to take the tire off to do so either.


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Put you skid plate back on and then remove the left front fender well liner. No, you don't not need to take the tire off to do so either.


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I hope you mean the front passenger side fender well liner. The left side changes based on perspective.
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I hope you mean the front passenger side fender well liner. The left side changes based on perspective.

When working on a vehicle in the engine compartment you also designate right or left side of the engine as though your standing front of the radiator looking at the car. So the left side fender well.


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