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    Silver Member v8only's Avatar
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    Default block heater freeze plug instead of JD kit?

    Its that time of the year and im going to be adding a block heater.

    I see that the JD block heater requires a adapter kit but has anyone installed a regular frost plug block heater? i was thinking about knocking out the frost plug measuring the diameter and buying a block heater for $13.00 vs $80.00 from JD.
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    Default Re: block heater freeze plug instead of JD kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by v8only View Post
    Its that time of the year and im going to be adding a block heater.

    I see that the JD block heater requires a adapter kit but has anyone installed a regular frost plug block heater? i was thinking about knocking out the frost plug measuring the diameter and buying a block heater for $13.00 vs $80.00 from JD.

    Some of the block heaters need that adaptor sleeve to provide clearance from cylinder walls, without it, there is not enough space for the heater element. I am sure JD probably sources it from Kats or spme other maker, so if you can find that out you can probably buy cheaper.

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    Default Re: block heater freeze plug instead of JD kit?

    great thanks, i was able to cross reference the JD part numbers and found the part numbers for aftermarket that come complete with the adapter/spacer kit.
    1988 John Deere 755
    52 Loader
    JD 59 Front mount snowblower
    60" MMM
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    48" JD Model 40 tiller

    Craftsman YS4500
    22 Hp Briggs & Stratton

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    Default Re: block heater freeze plug instead of JD kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by v8only View Post
    great thanks, i was able to cross reference the JD part numbers and found the part numbers for aftermarket that come complete with the adapter/spacer kit.
    Zerostart #3100003. Available at O'Reilly's
    On second thought... I'm not sure if the 755 uses that one or not.
    Last edited by Mechanos; 10-21-2013 at 02:48 PM.

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    Default Re: block heater freeze plug instead of JD kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by v8only View Post
    great thanks, i was able to cross reference the JD part numbers and found the part numbers for aftermarket that come complete with the adapter/spacer kit.
    Would it be possible to share the cross referenced information and whether you had any trouble with the parts? or tips for install? Thank you!

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