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Old Yesterday, 05:41 PM   #1
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Is this an engine block heater?

Was poking around in the engine bay checking fluids and the damn thermostat housing plug leak, when I found a cable tangled up down there. Never seen it before so I pulled it up and it was a 3 prong plug with a pushpin on it that fit into the front molding. Being the second owner, I didn't know if it had a heater and there's no traction control or heated seats. is this the heater?

it snakes under the spark plug wires then into a wrapped bundle behind the engine and keeps going. (Yes, I need a valve cover gasket and some TLC)


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Sure looks like the cord for a heater.

Plastic cover to help keep the plug cleaner when not in use.
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Awesome! I was going to just buy a magnetic oil pan heater but this is way easier.
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Block heater makes the most difference. Won't help fast though, it's something to leave plugged in overnight or at least plug in hours before intended start-up for best results.

Gas engines aren't as bad as diesels for cold starting, once below zero anything can use some help. Useful from the teens & down, single digits or less is when you start to see the largest difference.
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Yep. Thanks!
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Can one be added to an svt that didn't have it from the factory
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They don't have to be Factory installed, check what's currently avail. to fit (factory/aftermarket). With all the zetecs out there, hopefully factory type is still avail..

It's a drain coolant job to install, so not the quickest job to put one in.
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Can one be added to an svt that didn't have it from the factory
The zerostart 3100018 should work, 35mm plug. 400w which I think is the factory spec.

http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...yword=3100018+

My car got a replacement engine early in its life from the dealer, so my EAP dosen't have a block heater. I thought about reinstalling one, but I dont want to do the work, plus I wouldn't use it that much.



There it is circled in green, need to move the intake manifold for install.

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