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Old 12-02-2010, 06:51 PM
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I haven't tried plugging mine in yet. It's there, it just has not been cold enough to need it. It got in to the upper teens and lower 20's last year several times and mine lighted off without a hitch after replacing 2 of the glow plugs and switching to 5/40 syn.

Is there an illustration in the FSM that shows where the block heater goes?

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Old 12-02-2010, 07:12 PM
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Check this out:
http://w124performance.com/docs/mb/W124/124_block_heater.pdf
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:27 PM
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That's a great price for the "good" version of the cord (with the screw-in retainer). The dealer gets about $70 for that cord!

AFAIK, all OM60x engines come with block heaters from the factory. The cord was free at the dealer during the first year of ownership but you had to ask for it.
The cord was available for 90days from purchase, mine still has the coupon in the owner's manual.

I have bought the "good" version with the lock-ring from Detroit Diesel, seems like it was less than $20.
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Old 12-02-2010, 11:35 PM
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Hmm, I paid $25 at the dealer for the cheepie press in one. Is the block heater connection a fairly standard plug?

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Old 12-03-2010, 12:22 AM
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Is the block heater connection a fairly standard plug?
yes i believe so. every block heater i have ever seen uses the same form factor plug.

it gets pretty cold here and we use the heater in january and february, but our engine will start even on the coldest day without it. two long glows before cranking helps a lot. and a good battery and good glow plugs.
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:29 AM
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I am in need of a picture to show me where to plug this bloody thing in


I'd try to find something like this

Now that the joke's out of the way... at those temperatures you very likely won't need it. Mine starts at 5-15 degrees F without being plugged in. That's the coldest it's ever been and I was able to get it going. My compression ranged from 300-360, which isn't THAT great, and it still manages it just fine.
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Old 12-03-2010, 02:09 AM
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I think the OP has (several?) dead glow plugs. My SDL also starts perfect, no matter what the outside temp is. In fact the start from 60*f all the way down to -15*f is the same... fires on the first compression stroke... amazing.

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Old 12-03-2010, 12:06 PM
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@bustedbenz Thanks for the laugh

@Compu I did, but I had them replaced ages ago

It's not so much the starting I'm worried about it's more of the warmth that comes with it, the car warms up faster and in hand I'll warm up Quicker
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Old 12-03-2010, 12:55 PM
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It's not so much the starting I'm worried about it's more of the warmth that comes with it, the car warms up faster and in hand I'll warm up Quicker
Agreed. A car that is immediately warm on an icy morning is a wonderful thing. Passengers especially are impressed.
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:12 PM
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22* right now... I'm going to sleep

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Old 12-03-2010, 01:20 PM
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orange tree... Deer ate the Lemon one. Going with an adult tree next
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:48 PM
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I have to laugh about 22* being "cold" and the car "taking a long time to warm up" at that temperature
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Old 12-03-2010, 01:50 PM
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a bigger giggle, my outside air temp screen is convinced it's 135 degrees
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Old 12-03-2010, 02:36 PM
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I'd try to find something like this
You know, I almost went there too . . . good one.
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Old 12-07-2010, 07:33 PM
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had it installed, was right where you said it was, Thanks!

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