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Re: Block heater?

PostPosted: October 10th, 2015, 8:06 am
by MazdaShark
Yeah the screw in block heater is cool I just don't know exactly how you go about pushing the metal cover that covers the existing hole out?

Re: Block heater?

PostPosted: October 10th, 2015, 10:44 am
by MTNEscaped
Freeze plugs usually come out pretty easy, (if they're brass) by tapping on the inside lip (one side) with a flat blade screwdriver or small chisel-then take either a pair of channel locks or vise grips and work it back and forth while pulling on it. Never done it on a 3.0 / here's a pretty good image on where they are located:
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Re: Block heater?

PostPosted: October 12th, 2015, 12:17 am
by hungry_eye
Block heaters are quite reliable and do a good job in helping you car turn over on very cold evenings. I used to reside in a community where it would reach -45 C. A lot of cars would not start even with block heaters. Next to the block heater, your battery is your best friend. I was saved many times by using an Optima battery. It's important to change your coolant every second year. If you choose not to install a block heater, perhaps look into getting an oil pan heater. It an adhesive heating pad that sticks to your oil pan. VW's use them as there is no block heater frost plugs on VW engines. Remote starter is a nice add on as well. I prefer Compustar to the vipers..

Re: Block heater?

PostPosted: December 26th, 2016, 12:55 am
by squawk1200
I have a 2005 sls with 4 cylinder and am looking for a good pic that shows the freeze plug that needs to be removed for the block heater. I've seen some pics, but not sure I'm looking the front of the engine, back, or where the neck the freeze plug is located... Any more detailed drawings or descriptions would be appreciated....