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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2021 3:12 pm    Post subject: MF 245 block heater Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I recently bought a 1979 MF 245 diesel. This is my first MF as well as my first diesel tractor. I have looked all around the motor for the heater cord and cannot find one. I have also tired to find info on a block heater from my shop manual. Can anyone tell me if a block heater on these tractors was an option? I own a diesel truck and it came with a block heater pre-installed. I just needed to provide the cord to it. Is this the same with these Massey Fergusons? Thanks for your help!
 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2021 4:30 pm    Post subject: Re: MF 245 block heater Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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Your tractor may not have one as it would have been an option.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2021 4:35 pm    Post subject: Re: MF 245 block heater Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply. I was thinking too
it may have been an option
 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2021 5:24 pm    Post subject: Re: MF 245 block heater Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Of all the Perkins diesels the 3 cylinder 152 cu. in. starts the best in cold weather. I have one of three, 2 245's and a 255 all bought new
and they all came with the block heater. Only when I was feeding cattle in cold weather did I use it, the 255 slightly more. You can get an
aftermarket one fairly easy. On the 245's ours are fitted to the driver's right side of the block. Since 1975 I've replaced the cord -once-,
it has over 5000 hours on it;-)
 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2021 7:40 pm    Post subject: Re: MF 245 block heater Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply. I live in south central PA and our winters are not to extreme here. The wind is the biggest problem at the house during the winter months because we are on a ridge. I'm sure I can get away without the heater but was curious as to if it had one and I was over looking it.

Do you know if the heater was not installed at the factory if it's as simple as removing a bolt or some sort of cover and screwing a heater in?

Thanks!
 
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2021 8:05 pm    Post subject: Re: MF 245 block heater Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Have a look at the site linked below and see what options they may offer for your engine/tractor.
Zerostart

 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 12:49 am    Post subject: Re: MF 245 block heater Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Right here:

https://phillipsandtemro.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-Zerostart-Temro-Catalog.pdf
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:23 am    Post subject: Re: MF 245 block heater Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks! I will take a look at the catalog
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:24 am    Post subject: Re: MF 245 block heater Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 1:08 pm    Post subject: Re: MF 245 block heater Reply to specific post Reply with quote

As far as I know the correct size heater can be installed by knocking out the freeze plug(block plug-whatever you want to call it) AFTER draining your antifreeze, put on a layer of your favorite gasket cement, push it in and tighten the supplied nut then plug the short electrical cable in, refill the antifreeze and should be good. I would say to let it sit for a day or so to let the cement dry then refill antifreeze if you can wait that long. NONE of our three ever leaked but some others have had issues. Good Luck!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:07 pm    Post subject: Re: MF 245 block heater Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Thanks! I think I found the plug you are referring to. I found a circle on the left rear of the motor about halfway up the block and it has what looks like a recessed plug in it. I think for this winter I am going to see how the tractor starts without the heater and go from there. Thanks for your help!
 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:30 pm    Post subject: Re: MF 245 block heater Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Also note, O'Reillys are Zerostart dealers, that's where I got mine a couple years ago.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 4:17 am    Post subject: Re: MF 245 block heater Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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