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Old 01-07-2004, 10:58 AM
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Sizzling block heater...

On my 300 the block heater is silent but works quite well but on my 240 I can hear it sizzling (probably boiling) the water.

Is this considered normal? I know that on a friends big pickup he says he can hear his but I am wonderin if this is what caused my head gasket to go out.
it was right over the block heater where it began leaking.
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Old 01-07-2004, 11:46 AM
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SWMBOs 300D does this same thing.

Most immersion heaters I've come across (teacup heaters, water heaters etc) do the same thing.

IMHO it's nothing to worry about.
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Old 01-07-2004, 01:17 PM
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"but I am wonderin if this is what caused my head gasket to go out"
Did you weld your radiator cap to the radiator ? If not, then you are in good shape.. they just make noise...
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Old 01-07-2004, 01:30 PM
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That would be quite a trick, on a plastic tank radiator.
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Old 01-07-2004, 02:07 PM
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JB Weld baby

The solution for all those leaks...

I glued 'er down so that I wouldn't have to worry about checking fluid levels... It's worked so well I thought I might try it with the throttle too since that seems to the normal position...
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Old 01-07-2004, 02:29 PM
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Hey, that gives me an idea for my cruise control. A piece of string and a clothespin. Yeah, this might work.
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