CK2510hst block heater

   / CK2510hst block heater #11  
Personally, I would add a lower radiator hose heater. Easier and quicker. Measure hose, buy appropriate heater,drain antifreeze, cut hose, install heater, refill radiator, burp and you are done. They work very well.
 
   / CK2510hst block heater #12  
I dunno, my install was pretty quick. I would say under 20 minutes, and that includes turning the taper on my custom sleeve. I did it in the afternoon and let the sleeve retainer cure over night, and refilled the coolant in the morning. Draining and refilling the coolant is by far the most time-consuming part.

It takes 30 seconds to knock out the plug. 30 seconds to apply sleeve retainer compound. 30 seconds to tap it into place. 30 seconds to wrap Teflon tape on the heater. 1 minute to wrench in it. 10 minutes to drink a beer and admire your handy work. Quite frankly, it痴 more work to change a headlamp in my car - I sometimes spend half an hour trying to blindly reach in and align the bulb in the socket.
 
   / CK2510hst block heater #13  
I dunno, my install was pretty quick. I would say under 20 minutes, and that includes turning the taper on my custom sleeve. I did it in the afternoon and let the sleeve retainer cure over night, and refilled the coolant in the morning. Draining and refilling the coolant is by far the most time-consuming part.

It takes 30 seconds to knock out the plug. 30 seconds to apply sleeve retainer compound. 30 seconds to tap it into place. 30 seconds to wrap Teflon tape on the heater. 1 minute to wrench in it. 10 minutes to drink a beer and admire your handy work. Quite frankly, itç—´ more work to change a headlamp in my car - I sometimes spend half an hour trying to blindly reach in and align the bulb in the socket.

Yes, I've always used core plug heaters in the past until access became so congested that you couldn't even find the engine. Tractors should be a little more open...at least you may be able to see the engine. On my tractor, the hose is right there in plain sight and easier to keep an eye on.
 
   / CK2510hst block heater #14  
Fair enough. I have an abundance of space around mine, so that was a non-issue for me.
 
   / CK2510hst block heater #15  
Since I live in such a frigid place I also installed pad heaters on my oil pan and automatic transmission pan of my 7.3 diesel on the plow truck. Truck sits outside all the time. I also keep a battery tender plugged in on the batteries.

When I know I will be plowing I will plug everything in for an hour or so. Has never failed to start and oil pressure is instantaneous. Of course, not everyone needs to be so radical.
 
   / CK2510hst block heater #16  
If some member's dealers don't have these, are you able to send these? Should a member PM you or is their a number to call? Thank you for your help to all.

We typically keep at least 1 or 2 of these kits in stock at all times, so yes, we are able to ship them if desired. You may message us or call us at 717-789-3532.
 
 
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