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Old February 27th, 2012, 08:24 PM
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300tdi pre-heat

Having the choice of a freeze plug block heater or lower radiator hose coolant heater which way would you recommend........or would fitting both be over kill?

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Old February 27th, 2012, 11:45 PM
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Block heater is a better choice
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Old February 28th, 2012, 01:11 AM
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I don't like the idea of cutting a hose and the having 2 additional points of fluid leakage. The lower hose type just seems hokey, like an after thought. Block heater is the way to go. Katz sells them for this engine. Search this forum for block heater for pat number.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 04:38 AM
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I've used the heater hose type and block heaters. Both work equally well. I prefer a block heater, they are a lot tidier.
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Old February 29th, 2012, 12:30 AM
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Here's the thread.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...i+block+heater
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Old March 1st, 2012, 10:26 AM
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I installed one of these (sealed around the edges with hi-temp silicone). On colder days it seems to idle smoother in less time. Who knows if its just me. Then again, I'm just in philly, not the great white north.
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Thank you, Gents.
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