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Block Heater Install on a 2.7ci

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by brohloff, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. Sep 12, 2008 at 9:04 PM
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    brohloff

    brohloff [OP] '07 Tacoma 4x4, 2.7/5 spd Acc Cab.

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    Have an '07 4x4 Access Cab 2.7/5spd. Bought a OEM (Toyota/Canada) for it and just now getting around to doing the install.
    Is this a difficult install? Which freeze plug location does it go in? How accessible is the freeze plug? Any words of wisdom before I crawl under and start draining antifreeze?
    Thanks in advance for any info from someone who's done the install........ bob...
     
  2. Sep 17, 2008 at 4:51 PM
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    I was in ND and MT and always liked the stick on heat pads for the bottom of the oil pan. I never liked block heaters. Keep the oil warm. Block heaters only heat on side of the motor and cook your coolant. Get a cold front for half the radiator and a stick on pad heater and you will be fine. Also if the pad goes bad its like 2 minutes to replace it.
     
  3. Oct 15, 2008 at 7:24 AM
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    I want more info on the heat pad if that is cool? It gets pretty cold on sum of those northern mornigs!
     
  4. Oct 29, 2008 at 1:46 PM
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    how much are they?
     
  6. Oct 29, 2008 at 2:21 PM
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    check the link and it is by size. I am thinking about getting one as well.
     
  7. Oct 31, 2008 at 4:41 PM
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    I like the plug-in dip-stick. you don't need much heat and this seems to work just fine.
     
  8. Apr 21, 2009 at 6:02 PM
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    hey im in fairbanks i have all three hooked up, oil pan,battery blanket,block heater. It got to -60 last winter. My 4 cyl was starting up nicer then some of friends v8. I had the dealership install they gave me a good deal since it was a new truck just under two hundred for all three hooked up.
     
  9. Apr 21, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    Red Flag warrior are ya?
     
  10. Apr 22, 2009 at 6:47 PM
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    no im backshop I use to be at barksdale though. How do u like it there ?
     
  11. Apr 22, 2009 at 6:56 PM
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    Been here since 2000. We actually like it here...central to the whole country and out of the snow! I'll retire here in a couple years when the wife graduates pharmacy school (ULM).

    What backshop? I'm a weapons dude.
     
  12. Apr 22, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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    Machine and Welding Shop, Metals Tecnology
    I was there from from 05-08 I liked it, def had a good time it was time to move on. I bought my truck from Yokem over in the auto mall.
     
  13. Apr 22, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    I hear ya...I'm late in my career, so I am much more content to finish out here. I used to like to move every 4 years or so and see different places (which we did). Enjoy the frozen tundra up there and keep that happy light nearby.:D

    Wish I had a contact here in the fab shop...got a few ideas to run by someone willing to do some "projects". I used to when I got here, but he PCS'd. I've always noticed dudes there with some pretty heavily modded trucks/cars.
     
  14. Dec 13, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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    These pad heaters are an awesome idea, does the size matter any suggestions? I have a 2wd 4banger in Nebraska, it will drop to -10 at night in the winter.
     
  15. Dec 13, 2013 at 10:23 AM
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    These pad heaters are an awesome idea, does the size matter any suggestions? I have a 2wd 4banger in Nebraska, it will drop to -10 at night in the winter.
     
  16. Dec 14, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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    Anyone have a pic of the heating pad installed and how the cable was routed? Thanks.
     
  18. Dec 14, 2013 at 9:24 PM
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    I don't have a pic but I just ran it up to the grill and cable tied it here and there then I tuck the plug out of sight behind the grill when not in use.
     
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