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Bud Kaiser
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:04 pm    Post subject: Block Heater Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My new to me diesel 560 starts hard when < 50 degree.It will start but have to crank along time.I have checked glow plugs and they check ok.My question is will a block heater help?I was thinking on using one off this site (are they any good), the magnetic one.Has any one put a block heater on their tractor and if so what kind and did it help?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Block Heater Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Put a frost plug heater in the center plug or plumb in a tank heater to get the coolant warm.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Block Heater Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The coolant type block heaters work well but from what I have been told the magnet type are pretty much a joke. Just look at what the big rigs use and none ever use the magnet type but ALL use block heaters. Still have a big rig with one in it to bad the engine has big problems sure would be nice to have it up and running
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Block Heater Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Magnetic heaters just warm the oil in the crankcase. This will make the engine turn over a little easier when cold but it won"t help you much. As others have said, put in a coolant heater.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Block Heater Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Welcome to the world of the "D-282".Most of them are that way.Some start pretty good,most dont.If the injectors are weak,dirty...The compression is down a little,the pump alittle weak....We used a tank heater.hook to the small water pump port,the other end to the head where the temp gauge goes.Use a 'T' so you can retain the temp sender.You can also use one of the 1 1/2" pipe plugs(with 3/4" sq.recess).be careful, you can break the head if its too tight/rusted.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Block Heater Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I would use the block frost plug heater rather than a tank type. You do effect the coolant flow a little bit with the tank heaters and lord knows you don't want to do that on a D-282. I know they have reverse check valves in the tank heaters but I still don't like them.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Block Heater Reply to specific post Reply with quote

try, www.phillipsandtemro.com/UserFiles/.../2011_Zerostart_Catalog.pdf and my local auto value parts store sells them good luck, stumper
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Block Heater Reply to specific post Reply with quote

sorry the link didn't work like I wanted ,google ( zero start block heaters ) that might work better, stumper
 
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:58 am    Post subject: Re: Block Heater Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The frost plug heaters are best. Look for the frost plug heater that uses a permanent insert in the block hole and has a 3/4" pipe thread heater element that screws in. When the element burns out the change out is much easier. I have several of this type and really like them. PK
 
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