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Old 01-11-2007, 12:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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install circ. block heater ??

Hi ppl. Just wondering if anyone has installed a tank style heater on a 6.2, or if anyone knows how to install it on a suburban. My block heater is not working (just found that out the hard way, its - 40C here with the wind chill) so i want something that will keep it good and warm. Its confusing with the rear heater hoses on this thing as well. If anyone can help me out, that would be great. Is there a diagram for this.?? Thanks
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I'm not familiar with that type of block heater, but I do know that in most cases when the stock block heaters quit working it is caused by some sort of damage to the cord... You did check the cord, right?
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Just my 2 cents . My last outside block heater was a heavy magnet type {kats}came in many sizes of watts. I thought It would stick to the metal fuel tank.

Or how about a red neck warmer =old water bed heater.

Check this out .
http://www.padheaters.com/
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i cant get it figured out. anyone have a diagram at all ...pictures...everyone i have asked gives me conflicting info on how to hook it up. i'm getting pissed off at this 6.2 ...my 6.5 never gave me any problem.
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Old 01-11-2007, 10:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I"m guessing it just goes in the heater hose right? then plug it up. can you post a pic of it up?
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but on the 92 do i have to leave the heater on to get it to circulate, doesnt the valve automatically shut off when key shuts off? The rear heat doesnt work either. cant figure it out..the fan works when you put 12v to it, but it wont work with the controls (front or rear). I'd like to know where the power comes from to the controls so i can trace the problem or run a new + wire t it. I'm sick of buying other peoples *** ups.

I think i'm going to stop at the garage tomorrow and see what they have to say about the block heater, i just cant picture the connections to get it to work right. I can just picture me not having to fight with it all day and the wife not nagging about my "stupid diesels" not starting.
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mines plumbed as follows: from radator to bottom of tank heater
from top of tank heater to the upper heater core line (splice in a Y fitting try to find one that isnt plastic)
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Hi ppl. Just wondering if anyone has installed a tank style heater on a 6.2, or if anyone knows how to install it on a suburban. My block heater is not working (just found that out the hard way, its - 40C here with the wind chill) so i want something that will keep it good and warm. Its confusing with the rear heater hoses on this thing as well. If anyone can help me out, that would be great. Is there a diagram for this.?? Thanks
Tank heaters work much quicker than the OEM type frost-plug heaters - but they are difficult to install on a 6.2. I've got one on one of my 6.2 plow-trucks (83 Blazer). My tank heater is 2000 watts, as compared to the OEM frost-plug heater that is only 400 watts. I have both OEM and the tank heater. This way, if I didn't plug in the small heater the night before, and I need the truck right-away - I plug in the big tank heater and it's warmed up in 15-20 minutes.
Tank heaters work on the thermo-siphon principal. Same way older engines circulated coolant before water-pumps were used.
So, the bottom of the heater MUST tap into a lower part of the engine block. It also MUST be mounted vertical. With a 6.2, it's quite a job to find and get hooked to a bottom coolant tap.
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anyone got a pic of place i can tap into? is there not one on the back of the block? or in the back passenger side head ? need it pretty easy.
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I have a 3500w coolant heater plumbed in line with my heater core.
Only thing is you have to have coolant moving (the engine running) because the 3500w heater is contained in a 1'' pipe it gets hot real quick.
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