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Duramax block heater

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by cef2lion, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. cef2lion

    cef2lion Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I was wonder if all Duramax engine came with a block heater or was that part of a cold climate package? Could the block heater be there but you just need the cord? I have two friends who have an 04 and 07 and are interesed in using it if it exists.

  2. jbutch83

    jbutch83 Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    They all come with them. Should be on the passenger side, near the air filter box.
  3. GrandScapes

    GrandScapes Senior Member
    Messages: 189

    mines an 05, if i do not have it plugged in it starts very very hard if it starts. Its on the passenger side kind of down low on the wheel well. I had to look pretty hard to find mine but they all have them. Makes a huge difference
  4. cef2lion

    cef2lion Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Sure helps looking when you know one is there given this latest cold weather. I passed the info along. Thanks again.
  5. mike33087

    mike33087 Senior Member
    Messages: 555


    did any one the 6.0 gassers come with them?
  6. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    Yep, depends on the dealer ordering it. Have seen a few, usually on one's with plow prep package. As far as the duramax. Mine was parked for about 24 hours yesterday in a location I could not plug it in. It was 3 deg. this morning when I started it. Little noisy, but cranked right up....
  7. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    my 97 has one, is there a switch somewhere you have to turn on or can you just plug it in and then its' on?
  8. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    No switch...just plug'er in.
  9. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    Wow...I didnt think my truck had one...since it was not on the build sheet. but its there!
    Now Ineed to get a new extention cord.
  10. KingDuramax

    KingDuramax Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    I havent even looked for mine. My 05 sits outside all the time. It has been below Zero for the past few days. No trouble starting in the mornings.

    I was told by the dealer not to plug it in unless it is below 18 degrees.
  11. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    i havn't had any trouble starting the last few days, and they have been the coldest (loving the remote starter, just get pissed when i get in the truck and realize i didn't turn on the heater before i got out the time before!!lol). But, the heater probably wouldn't hurt.

    How long should you leave it plugged in for?
  12. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,192

    If you put your extension cord on a timer, 2 hours should be lots on the real cold days and 1 hour on the warmer days. If there is a chance I am going plowing I just plug it in when I go to bed and it stays on all night if I don't plow.
  13. mike33087

    mike33087 Senior Member
    Messages: 555


    anyone have a pic of were the lead comes out that you plug into, havent really looked but im gonna be under there tomorrow changing the oil so i figured id look for that too
  14. Dent82

    Dent82 Member
    Messages: 43

    Yeah I can't find it on my 05 duramx. Pics would be nice.
  15. GrandScapes

    GrandScapes Senior Member
    Messages: 189

    Its been below 0 for the last week straight here. Mine usually starts, but very hard. 1 time it actually would not start and I had to jump it. But since I have used the heater, she cranks right up.
  16. Yaz

    Yaz PlowSite.com Addict
    from NH
    Messages: 1,061

    Never used it yet it starts right up, glow plug lights only lights for a split second. If you don't stare at the light you'll miss it. Sounds to me like you may have other issues like week batteries or a bad glow plugs. If it were me I would have it checked out. Hmm then again I use my truck every day, maybe you don't and that would make a difference..
  17. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    Don't have a pic, but mine was zip tied to the harness that runs down the right fenderwell.
  18. chazg33

    chazg33 Member
    Messages: 96

    look at the wire harness right at the bottom of air filter box it is zip tied on the wire harness it is hard to see,just follow the harness you will see end of plug,cut zip tie and you can bring it up by the air box,zip tie it by the air box for easy access when using.