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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-28-2010, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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I had the bright idea of having my block heater <BH> install on the driver side ..make a long story short. Mech removed the old BH and i waited n waited finally i said the heck with it and called another place to install. They informed me that <after calling dealer> that LB7 arent required to have BH installed. I live in Michigan and not feeling to good about not having one. I was quoted a price in the $500 range, because they would have to remove an engine mount then lift it alil to get it in. Now will not having a BH cause problems in the long run? sits outside in the weather

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Could you use a "Tank Type" heater in the heater hose?
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im not sure ...

well would this be the best way? or would a oil pan heater be better?

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I am not sure that a Tank heater would be the best but it would be a option. The main thing is to remember to mount the tank lower than the hose so it has a constant coolant supply. These will also move coolant through the system. Can get at a TSC store, NAPA, ETC.
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I don't know why the dealer would say that, LB7 sold here have a block heater installed. The block heater should go in the passenger side. From Gm, a block heater for my 2007.5 is $700cdn, the block heater cord on the passenger side is intertwined with the starter cable, so its all sold as one unit.

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