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Unread 12-11-2010, 09:37 AM   #1
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Freeze Plug Location. (Engine Block Heater)

Im looking to install an engine block heater in the old girl sometime soon, as the temperature outside is getting to about -10 at night now.

So does anybody have any experience installing one on their wrangler? Its something I could have installed by a mechanic for about 200 bucks but i'd rather do the work myself and save some money.

I have no idea where the freeze plugs are located and how much actual work is involved in this job.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,
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Unread 12-11-2010, 11:42 AM   #2
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Nobodys got one? Or an idea?
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Unread 12-11-2010, 11:58 AM   #3
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I have a Mopar one (factory or dealer installed - not sure) However the jeep is away with my wife today so I can't look.

If no-one else has chimed in tomorrow, I will take a look and snap some pics if possible.
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Here is an old thread on the subject > http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/a...talled-933951/
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Stewie - Pics would be amazing.

JLC- Thanks for the link, Im in and out of "the office" so I only had time for a quick post. Appreciate it.
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Here is an old thread on the subject > http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/a...talled-933951/
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I went to that old thread, then went to Official Jeep Site - 4x4 SUV, Sport Utility Vehicle and went to "build my own"

The factory installed engine block heater is only $35.00 when ordered with the vehicle from the factory. I did not realize that it was so inexpensive.

Seems like a good deal to me for those that custom order their new vehicles right from the factory, and are willing to wait for it to arrive at the dealer (like me)

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Here are the instructions so you can see where it goes:
http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Installation/75665.pdf
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Here are the instructions so you cab see where it goes:
http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Installation/75665.pdf
I took a look earlier at the instructions. Doesnt seem TOO hard, So I ordered one online and will install it someday when I get a chance.
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Unread 12-12-2010, 11:38 AM   #9
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Here are the pics - not the greatest, but may help along with the drawings in the instructions that were linked on the other thread.

Close-up from below (passenger side)


Further away with oil filter for reference


On top showing cable routing


Note to self - take pics from under the jeep before going out to play in the snow, not after.....

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