engine block heaters

Asked by Mar 29, 2013 at 08:31 PM about the 1998 Mitsubishi Mirage DE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

need tech help installing freeze plug type block heaterr on 1.5 L  Where is the proper location and is it threaded?

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101,515

Some block heaters screw in - some have a machine screw that pulls a flat bar or arms to hold it in place. There is a rubber gasket or O ring that makes it watertight. http://www.warehouseautoparts.com/Specialty_Line/Kat/images/Kat's%20 _10435-04.JPG

21,495

I think one was made that went in heater hose and slowly pumped warm water round. more positive!

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101,515

There's many different types of heaters. Some are non invasive like the dip stick heater or the stick on oil pan heater. Others go in a coolant line like Jimmy pointed out. There's even car battery heaters to get more cranking amps. --- The downside of a block heater is that they eventually corrode and leak after ten years or so..

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