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Old 04-25-2007, 10:10 AM   #1
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hey guys when i had my engine swaped a while back the fools at the dealership never hook the block heater back into the engine where does it plug into? the end of it is orange and has 3 little holes or 2
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Don't worry..it'* summer.
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If you have a brand name on it, hit up their website

My car doesn't have a block heater, BTW, and I have never had a problem with getting her started
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lol no i know its just that it bugs ne ti see some thing unhooked like that no i have never had a prob getting my car started just want it to work any one have pics of where theres goes?
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You are aware that the US cars didn't come with factory installed block heaters right? I'm not sure that the Canadian models did...but it would make sense...
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so does any one have pics of where it goes i just dont like knowing that it is not hooked up even tho i dont use it
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Need to verify what type of block heater it is. Start here to get an idea
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You are aware that the US cars didn't come with factory installed block heaters right? I'm not sure that the Canadian models did...but it would make sense...
Huh? My parent'* 92 Ods 88 and my bro'* 92 SE have/had identical block heaters when they bought them.
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Block heaters attach where the frost plugs are located: in the block on the firewall side of the motor (that is where Canadian Bonnevilles have their block heaters installed by the factory) or on the front of the engine in both cases below the exhaust manifolds and above where the oil pan attaches; in the middle of the engine. A frost plug is removed and a block heater is installed in its place.

The rear connection is difficult to get to if indeed a block heater is installed there in your case.

I would guess that car retailers from the northern states would offer a block heater as an option.
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From having my Bonnie in Anchorage, AK all winter and even with temps dipping below -20F, she ALWAYS started

The plug should be a 3-prong style. You do want it grounded for obvious reasons
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