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Old 12-04-2006, 09:32 AM   #11
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Metro, that sounds like no problem. I just changed out the thermostat, and this doesn't sound any harder from how you describe it. Now i need to find out where mine is, and what model/size heater plug i will need. thanks!
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Old 12-04-2006, 09:51 AM   #12
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If you have the choice, the frost-plug type is the best commonly available heater, and a good price/effectiveness combo. I'd go that route if you can.
I've read your great page you devote to this subject on your site. I realize that the frost plug type is the most common, but why do you say it is the best? Just curious.
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Combination of things: efficiency/effectiveness (heating the coolant&engine directly, vs. wasting heat to surrounding air as with bolt-on/magnetic types or inline hose heaters); price (cheap); simplicity (proven OEM style).

Though I'd change my tune if I knew more about the high-wattage (1000+ ?) type Brock uses in his TDI (recirculating inline in the heater-hose). I had read a couple of accounts of them failing though. Also, I don't have enough room under my hood for one of those.
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Old 12-04-2006, 11:23 AM   #14
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i have a 7th generation honda civic engine block heater, anyone wants its for dibs for cheap.
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Old 12-04-2006, 11:41 AM   #15
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Metro, that sounds like no problem. I just changed out the thermostat, and this doesn't sound any harder from how you describe it. Now i need to find out where mine is, and what model/size heater plug i will need. thanks!
The frost plug is going to be a 17 or 19 mm hex head plug on the front of the block, right behind the exhaust manifold. I guess I'll go read metro's site before I ask a stupid question that's already been answered.
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DAX, that hex bolt just unscrews and the frost plug comes out with it? It isn't a press fit plug that you need to pry out?
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