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Block heater for 83 Chevette

I have a 1983 Chevette named Herbert. He needs a block heater installed to help him to start this Winter and I was just wondering if anyone can explain how this is done. Thanks

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You have to drain the antifreeze find a suitable frost plug and knock it out, install block heater"follow instructions" run the plug to the front avoiding the exhaut manifole and any moving parts , or you can get an inline that just splices in the heater hose, good luck

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If you don't have one have a garage put one in. You don't want to take a chance this winter and not have it done right.
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