Question about BMW X3 Series
Where is the block heater
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: block heater
Naaaa.Old wives tales.I grew up in northern NY and back in the day,30 years ago,the climate was much more severe than today.I have seen -40 below up there.Block heaters back then were necessary for especially diesel trucks,as they do NOT like to start in those temps.Gasoline engines with today's fuel injection and computerized engine controls have no need for a block heater as they will fire at the hit of the switch immediately in those temps.Old carbureted cars from 30 years ago normally would NOT fire right up at -40 below WITHOUT a block heater.The only reason i can think to install a block heater is that you will have instant heat when you get in the car.If you are worried about accelerated engine wear because of extreme temps,then by all means install one,or just have a remote start installed,fire the car in the morning and let it warm up 10 minutes at idle before you drive it off.I have a certain relative in N.C. that does this in the summer time.Start the car out in the driveway from inside the house via the remote start,let it run for 10 minutes with the A/C on high to COOL it DOWN,lol.
Posted on Jul 08, 2008
SOURCE: Block heater for 98 dodge neon
Well the block heater itself is usually way under the engine where you can't see it, so I'm thinking you want the plug & cord that makes it work so you can plug it in. My 95 neon had it coiled up laying near the top of the fender under the hood on drivers side, if i remember correctly. It had a black cap over the plug which made it hard to find sometimes, even though I thought I knew where it was. Sometimes it would fall down behind or beside the engine controller.(gray looking computer box) I was always looking for a shiny plug-in type end but it was covered with a hard to see black little cap over it. I used a flashlight, and went along the top of the fenders until I spotted what looked similar to a black extension cord, then followed it to the end, and that's how I found it most times. Try going along drivers side top of fender first, then passenger fender, and then along the front, and maybe even attached in behind grille at front of car sometimes.
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
The block heater is already installed in your 6.0. The cord may not be there as it is an option in some states and standard equipment in others. The best way to see if your cord is there is to crawl under and look up by the # 4 cyl and you will either see 2 prongs sticking out for the cord or you will see the cord. The cord should end in the front bumper behind where the front tag would be. If you dont have the cord Id suggest getting it off ebay as it should be cheaper than the dealer. Hope this helps.
Posted on Jan 16, 2009
replacing the complete lock set with the EWS control unit can be expensive as the control unit will also need to be programed and/or encoded, however if the lost keys cannot be found and you are sure they cannot be used to steel you car you can just order replacement keys from your local bmw dealer. hope this is of some help. You will also nead to disable the lost keys if you order replacements rather than a complete set.
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
It is located on the there where it says.....but if u are like me took a mechanic to find mine on my 99Grand cherokee.......when u look at the vechile motor it comes out in a acordian type hose ....not the flat electrical like I was looking for........but mine was still on the inner fender......never used before at all..........when u look directly at your engine it comes out from behind on the left corner of everything on the inner fender ........mine was founded when changing my plugs and wires.......
hope this helps .......let me know ........if not will take a pic as to location and send it too you on here......
I also have a 99 Chrysler Town and Country LXI van and I cant find it on that so maybe someone could help me on that one......
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
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