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Old 02-24-2011, 01:35 PM
93xlt93 93xlt93 is offline
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Default block heater? or coolant heater

so i just replaced the air filter on my ranger and i found a strange cord and followed it into the bumper it appears to be a block heater but it doesn't go to the block it goes to a cylinder with coolant hoses attaching to it so is a coolant heater? and how can i tell if it works or even test it i already plugged it in for 30 minutes and it didn't feel any warmer
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Old 02-24-2011, 02:17 PM
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Default Re: block heater? or coolant heater

anybody?
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:34 PM
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Default Re: block heater? or coolant heater

Sounds like its an aftermarket thing. I dont know that rangers that old came with block or coolant heaters. Take off that hose and do some looking.
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Old 02-24-2011, 09:40 PM
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Default Re: block heater? or coolant heater

I have one. It must have been a city truck. It's not an aftermarket thing. It came with the vehicle because the city used them. Now I don't know if they used the heater block itself, but I do know they were originally put on the truck at the factory.
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:56 AM
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Default Re: block heater? or coolant heater

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so i just replaced the air filter on my ranger and i found a strange cord and followed it into the bumper it appears to be a block heater but it doesn't go to the block it goes to a cylinder with coolant hoses attaching to it so is a coolant heater? and how can i tell if it works or even test it i already plugged it in for 30 minutes and it didn't feel any warmer


many are pumps that just keep fluid circulating to prevent freeze
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