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Old 11-25-2012, 10:59 PM
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anybody looking for NEW block heater cords for 60x motor?

I've found a source... less than $25

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Old 11-25-2012, 11:10 PM
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Interesting. Do tell
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:02 AM
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I just picked one up at Car Quest for $16. Not MB branded, obviously.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:48 AM
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I just picked one up at Car Quest for $16. Not MB branded, obviously.
that's a great price! did it come with the threaded collar to hold it to the heater, or just the socket on the end of the cord?
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:04 AM
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that's a great price! did it come with the threaded collar to hold it to the heater, or just the socket on the end of the cord?
This is part of the/my confusion. Mine came with a rectangular, not a circular, fitting. Apparently the rectangular is correct for my 602. But I haven't actually looked at the element itself yet. Maybe today.

FWIW, both the cord available through Worldpac and M source is the rectangular one.

If anyone could clear up my confusion on rectangular vs. circular fitting, that would be great.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:40 AM
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Mine was rectangular (the orange section) too. Slipped right on and works fine.......Southern car, so it didn't have the cord "stock".

Bought it on eBay for <$25.00
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:20 AM
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Well, my fitting is circular. So, vstech, it looks what you have is the perfect fit. What's your source?

However, the rectangular plug seems to fit snugly and securely into the circular hole. Think it's OK like that?
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:46 AM
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Mine was rectangular (the orange section) too. Slipped right on and works fine.......Southern car, so it didn't have the cord "stock".

Bought it on eBay for <$25.00
But the fitting on the block is circular, correct?
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:51 AM
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as long as the electrical connection fits, the shape of the filler is irrelevant. I guess if the filler FILLS the socket, it could prevent corrosion from condensation collecting... I don't know.
ALL the square cords I've seen do not come with the metal collar threaded to hold the cord on the block. I like this cord, and it's made in the USA. perfect fit on the 602 in my 93, and perfect fit on my 87's.

I started an ebay listing, I bought 10 of them, if anybody wants them at my cost, just let me know.
I don't know if the 61x uses the same socket or not. very few of the cars in my yard have the block heaters installed in the 61x motors... and if they did, they'd have come with a cord, so other than damage I don't think a 61x motor can use the cord anyway...
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:13 AM
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Do you know whether they fit a 617?

The cord on the 84Sd is cut. Perhaps the heater is shorted????
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:17 AM
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before getting a new cord I'd VERIFY the heater is good. get in there with a meter and ohm it out.
should be something like 8 ohms should NOT be open, should not be DEAD SHORT 0 ohms.
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"as I ride with my a/c on... I have fond memories of sweaty oily saturdays and spewing R12 into the air. THANKS for all you do!

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Old 11-26-2012, 11:36 AM
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before getting a new cord I'd VERIFY the heater is good. get in there with a meter and ohm it out.
should be something like 8 ohms should NOT be open, should not be DEAD SHORT 0 ohms.
I'm wondering if mine is dead....hooked up for 1.5 hours and can't feel any heat yet.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:48 PM
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I'm wondering if mine is dead....hooked up for 1.5 hours and can't feel any heat yet.
Yep, it's dead....guess I'll try to install it on my 92.
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Old 11-26-2012, 01:53 PM
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before getting a new cord I'd VERIFY the heater is good. get in there with a meter and ohm it out.
should be something like 8 ohms should NOT be open, should not be DEAD SHORT 0 ohms.
vs, you sure about 8 ohms? That works out to be like 1500 watts or so. I thought it should be 20-30 ohms or about 400-500 watts or so..
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James Dean,

8 ohms is probably at room temp. The resistance probably rises w/ the temperature.

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