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Engine Block Heater

Curious how others are planning to run the block heater cord. It doesn't look like the cord is long enough to run it to the front and zip tie it to the grill for winter. Are people going to leave it coiled and pull it out when needed?
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Old 11-22-2013, 07:40 PM
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Ran it to the headlight for now, going to get a/build a small extension for it though.
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Re: Engine Block Heater

Ya, just build a small extension to wherever you want. Should only cost a few bucks.
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Re: Engine Block Heater

How much does the block heater affect the availability of cabin heat on cold days?
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Re: Engine Block Heater

part number?
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Re: Engine Block Heater

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How much does the block heater affect the availability of cabin heat on cold days?
It should help the engine get heat into the cabin quicker then not having it. I believe the JGC also has a small auxiliary heater to help get heat into the cabin while the engine is getting up to temperature.
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Re: Engine Block Heater

Hello ladies and gentlemen

I am new to your site,I just got my new 14 grand cherokee limited 4x4 eco on this past saturday.

I traded in a 12 ram 2500 6.7 cummins with 13,500 because of problems with emissions related problems lots of O2 ,ecm dpf issues.

The block heater was already in my 6.7 and just had to buy the cord.

Can you tell me is the block heater already installed in the eco and I just have to buy the cord?

I am trying to find the engine block heater cord,any help would be appreciated.

Here are some pic of my new ride.

2014 Grand Cherokee Eco Diesel Slideshow by doctordeckel | Photobucket

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Can you tell me is the block heater already installed in the eco and I just have to buy the cord?

I am trying to find the engine block heater cord,any help would be appreciated.
Reportedly, it is just the cord. The part number has been illusive. Stay tuned.
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Re: Engine Block Heater

Hello Guys,

I have found the illusive cord for the block heater!!!

I found it at www.wholesalemopar.com or 1 800 428 0517 ask for Bill in parts.
The usual disclaimer I have no attachment to them.

Part # 68186526AB price $47.86

Bill told me it is not even in the system yet he had to call Chrysler.

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Re: Engine Block Heater

On my '11 GC, I use the block heater often during the winter. I use an outdoor extension cord (flexible to -40) and run it back toward the upper firewall, across to the driver's side and up by the base of the wiper blade. That way I will never miss seeing that it's plugged in and also it won't be hanging out front collecting slush.
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That is a great price as retail is 95 bucks. Makes no sense but there you go. I decided to just order the cord so I didn't have to contort myself to get the 3 prong plug in there...
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Re: Engine Block Heater

I have never once plugged my Duramax in. I have started it as low as -10*f. I have read post from guys in Canada starting diesels as low as -25*f with just the glow plugs.
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