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Old April 12th, 2013, 12:02 PM
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Kat's freeze plug heater - 300tdi

Is it okay to use the front freeze plug, (behind the alternator) to install a Kat's freeze plug heater?
It appears to be readily accessible without the need to dismantle manifolds etc.

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Old April 12th, 2013, 09:50 PM
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Is it okay to use the front freeze plug, (behind the alternator) to install a Kat's freeze plug heater?
It appears to be readily accessible without the need to dismantle manifolds etc.

Thanks
Steve H
Steve:

This is the one I was/am planning to install (Kat's 11441):
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

There's a thread around here about it, and apparently it's a perfect fit and an easy swap. However, it's fallen down the list of things "to do".

Hope all is well on your end man, and that we cross paths again soon! How's the truck running?

------ Follow up post added April 12th, 2013 09:53 PM ------

Found the thread...show's you my memory is shot, I'm the one that started the damn thing:
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...=Kat%27s+11441
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Though difficult to reach, I put the KATz in the center plug location. I figured the heat would be better distributed from there.

Now that I have replaced the manifold gasket (unrelated to freeze plug), I'd say drop the manifolds for easier access to the center plug. Dropping the manifolds is easy to do as all the bolts/nuts are easy to access. I'd advise replacing the gasket IF you decide to go that route.
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