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2.7L Block heater

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by 4X4SUPERWHITE, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Nov 5, 2012 at 5:39 AM
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    4X4SUPERWHITE

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    Looking for info & photos, on installing a oem block heater on a 2011 with 2.7L?
     
  2. Nov 5, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    Tommy27

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    I am also very interested!
     
  3. Nov 5, 2012 at 7:53 PM
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    n0rth

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    I know the block heater on my truck is a freeze plug style, not sure if the newer models are diferent. Here is the part # Tacoma 2.7cu in I4 2TR-FE Toyota (#00213-02141) frost plug heater bought from Toyota Canada it was installed by the dealer in AK when I bought the truck.

    Install thread (not mine) write up only
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/18890-successful-install-block-heater.html

    TRDparts4u lsiting
    http://www.trdparts4u.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=-5128

    PDF description Pg. 8
    http://trdparts4u.com/ProdPDF/TOYOTA_080411.pdf
     
  4. Nov 6, 2012 at 8:24 AM
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    Thanks for the great info,Here is another question. What about the element clip direction o'clock mean ? What is that? any photos?
     
  5. Dec 10, 2012 at 7:42 PM
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    anyone would have a tread for the installation on a 2013 V6 engine?
     
  6. Dec 10, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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    YotaMan2007

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    if its the 1GR-FE in the 2013 still, then it should still be the same skiomax
     
  7. Jan 11, 2013 at 1:20 PM
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    Hey guys, just saw this...

    Honestly I wouldn't go through the hassle of installing a freeze plug-style block heater in our engines. Just went out to find a coolant leak for the 2nd time... I'm going to pull it out and replace it with a freeze plug.

    I feel like the design of these plugs is inferior, and it's not worth the risk of losing your engine.

    Money better spent on a good battery and battery/oil pan blanket.

    Just my .02
     
  8. Sep 15, 2014 at 1:25 PM
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    pat2330b

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    very nice info thx!
     
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