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grayghost 11-22-2013 07:25 PM

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?

Reginajeep 11-22-2013 07:40 PM

Ran it to the headlight for now, going to get a/build a small extension for it though.

Zybane 11-22-2013 08:30 PM

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

Timo13 11-22-2013 09:53 PM

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

brando26 11-22-2013 10:09 PM

Re: Engine Block Heater
 
part number?

grayghost 11-22-2013 10:40 PM

Re: Engine Block Heater
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Timo13 (Post 934603)
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.

dsent 11-24-2013 11:19 PM

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

Regards
Don

mtnmerlin 11-25-2013 10:24 AM

Re: Engine Block Heater
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dsent (Post 935566)
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.

dsent 11-25-2013 11:21 AM

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.

Regards
Don

Due to economic hard times the light at the end of the tunnel will be turned off until further notice!!!!!

Red G8R 11-25-2013 01:53 PM

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.

fun2drive 11-25-2013 05:46 PM

Re: Engine Block Heater
 
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...

nailem 11-25-2013 05:47 PM

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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