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2005 Hemi Block Heater Install Pics

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Old 01-09-2009, 02:12 AM
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Default 2005 Hemi Block Heater Install Pics

I finally installed a block heater. I was a little hesitant when the parts guy at the dealership told me they went to a new style. The only block heater I knew of was the type that replaces a freeze plug. The guy at the dealership said the new style is called a "cylinder heater". Well, I couldn't take it anymore. WOW! It was easier than the freeze plug ones by far and cleaner too! So here's the pics and my step-by-step directions because the ones that came with it were wrong:

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kit comes with the block heater, bolt, cord & end cover, pull ties, and worthless directions

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it's located on the driver's side of the engine block behind the starter

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zoomed out a little and you can see it between the starter and exhaust

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++ DISCONNECT THE POSITIVE BATTERY TERMINAL ++
after disconnecting the battery the two starter bolts can be removed with a 15mm socket

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slide the heater into the slot and secure with provided bolt using 10mm socket torque to 9ft lbs

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isn't that awesome no antifreeze mess <--AWESOME!

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reinstall the starter and torque to 50ft lbs
connect cord and route away from hot or moving parts and secure with pull ties
reconnect positive battery terminal

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Yeah, it was that cold when I was outside installing it!

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Old 01-09-2009, 02:24 AM
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Got a magnet style

just stick it on the pan or block side
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Old 01-09-2009, 07:52 AM
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i'm not a fan of this style. I would much rather have the ones that stick onto the oil pan, especially since i have a skid plate.

but that aside, great writeup! and hopefully it does exactly what you want from it.
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When I had my pickup in for its first service, the guy noticed it did not have a block heater in it like it was supposed to. I was intrigued by this new one. It is a lot nice not having to drop the coolant. I just don't know if that thing can heat the block and the oil sufficiently. It's been starting so I can't make fun of results...
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it was only -8F when i left for work this morning, BUT my heater was blowing warm air in about 5mins instead of about 15mins. maybe 10mins isn't worth it.....sit in -20 for a week and you'll change your mind. i sure did. haha
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Sh*t, and I complain about the weather here in the mountains on the east coast. Saving 10 minutes on the heat also means your're saving lots of gas.
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Man it was 31 this morning and I was freezing.
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Do you know if this will work on a 4.7 motor? or if there is even one offered from the factory for this motor? Also, what did you end up shellin out for this ??
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If you call the dodge dealer, they can tell you what one costs for a 4.7L. I paid $75. My guess is they're the same one, but I've never installed one on a 4.7.
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