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Block heater for 4000 FORD

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10-11-2002 09:46:10

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What is the best set up for adding a block heater to my 4000 (3cyl.)? Its that time of year! Where can I get one? Thanks.

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10-11-2002 14:42:49

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 Re: Block heater for 4000 FORD in reply to DB/OK, 10-11-2002 09:46:10  
Before you say what the heck does a Texan know about block heaters note the "adian" part of my name. Used to spend my winters in Canada too.

Most northerners will say the best block heater is an external tank type heater connected to the engine with heater hoses. High wattage types are available that will heat the engine in an hour. The tank inlet should be teed into the lower rad hose; tank outlet connected to the rear of the head. If your tractor is a diesel, the very back of the intake manifold has a port that covers an opening into the head water jacket. Very early 65 to 70 4000's dont have the port, it can be drilled and tapped. If it's a gas 4000 it has a water heated intake manifold and the heater can be connected to one of the ports in the manifold water jacket.

Second best appears to be the type of heater that replaces a frost plug. They're lower wattage and need to be plugged in to 110V longer.

Third is the type that splices into the lower rad hose. They'll work but aren't adequate for really cold temps.

Forget about oil dipstick type heaters.

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10-12-2002 19:25:45

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 Re: Re: Block heater for 4000 FORD in reply to Texadian, 10-11-2002 14:42:49  
If you decide to go with in block heater (neater looking installation imho), make sure you measure the frost plug size they started out at 1 1/2" then went to 1 3/4" for about 1 1/2 years then back to 1 1/2". Any New Holland dealer can get you either. I only stock the small ones, but can get big ones easily.

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