Engine Block Heater Installation

Kevin Technician Alberta Posted   Latest   Edited  
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2020 Mazda CX-30 2.5L (L) 6-spd (ET6A-EL)

I've been request to install a block heater (apparently trying this one is not equipped. Customer will pay regardless whatever time I quote. Anybody has any idea what rough estimate could be and I would assume it's also located on the exhaust side. I would assume exhaust has to be moved aside for access.

Second question since I'm here. Is anybody has access to information where location could be regardless of model (let's say service information/website). Alldata,Mitchell and other seems to not have any kind of information for those kind of snag. 

Thanks in advance here is under -30c 

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Roy Service Manager
Manitoba
Roy
   

OEM almost never includes block heaters. Usually installed by the dealer or aftermarket. The heaters themselves come with instructions on where they are installed. I have never seen install location in Prodemand or other sources. Likely because only a very small portion of users need them. Check the heater mfg website. Edit: for example.. Temro has listings to 2019…

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Kevin Technician
Alberta
Kevin
 

You pretty much confirmed what I noticed over the year. Memorize where they are located on unit that have them equipped already. Thanks you very much for that website. It is very helpful

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Roy Service Manager
Manitoba
Roy
 

You are welcome. Temro makes almost all the engine heaters available, even the dealer supplied ones…so their lookup is invaluable.. just a bit of a pain to find from their main website,. especially if you aren't aware it actually exists. Hehe horrible web design.

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Peter Manager
Alberta
Peter
 

Hi. In Canada normally everything comes with a block heater. I’ve replaced lots and installed lots. My suggestions; avoid using a frost/expansion plug heater on a new install if possible. Many opportunities for a leak if everything is not perfect. Instead use an inline heater in the lower rad hose. If you insist on using a frost plug heater be super careful in removing the old plug. Crush it…

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Roy Service Manager
Manitoba
Roy
   

Vehicles from Eastern Canada don't usually have them. I or one of our techs, have installed them in every eastern car that was resold here that we have serviced in the last 10 years. Like many today, the CX30 apparently uses a thread-in immersion heater. You simply thread out the plug and thread the new one in.

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Glenn Owner/Technician
Texas
Glenn
 

Hope this helps you. Phillips & Temro 2021 Product & Application Guide (cld​.​bz)

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Doug Owner/Technician
California
Doug
 

Flipping book… Cool 😎

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Glenn Owner/Technician
Texas
Glenn
 

Yeah, it even comes with sound, so you feel like you are really turning pages. He He He He….

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