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    Silver Member Rfisher7381's Avatar
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    Default Re: BLock Heater install project - BX2350

    Just installed my block heater. These excellent instructions made the job a breeze.
    2011 BX2360, FEL, 60" mmm, 50" snowblower
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    Default Re: BLock Heater install project - BX2350

    Where are they?
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    Default Re: BLock Heater install project - BX2350

    Quote Originally Posted by Renob View Post
    Charliebrn,

    Just stoppped by the dealer to pick up a block heater for the BX24. They must have GOLD internal parts!

    Nice job on the install! The pics and tips are appreciated

    My block heater do also have gold internals!

    Ok, there are diffrent types of coolant out there, what do u use?

    Charlebrn thanks for step by step pictures!
    /Sam
    2 Kubotas, one BX24 and one M7040

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    Default Re: BLock Heater install project - BX2350

    Is the kit and install different for the BX2660?

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    Default Re: BLock Heater install project - BX2350

    tjl- it has the same engine in 50 and 60 series so it should be the same instructions.

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    Default Re: BLock Heater install project - BX2350

    I want to do the install on my tractor, but I have a L355SS ( shuttle shift ) and the shuttle shift oil pump is in front of the freeze plug that you used to install the block heater.
    Can anyone tell me if there is another location that I am able to install the block heater into.
    Thanks

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    Default Re: BLock Heater install project - BX2350

    I just replaced the block heater on my BX24 and thought this might be a good place to post my project since the above information was helpful to me.

    I started with a cool engine (and a heated garage!). I removed the cowling to gain access to the engine, but found that I also had to remove my quick hitch and, of course, my snow blower in order to get the cowling off. Other posts here helped me figure out how to drain the coolant. I just used the block drain and saved the coolant since I wasn't in need of a flush/change.

    As noted the heater is pressed into the block, so it has to be pried/twisted out. The dealer told me to use water pump pliers, but I found it hard to get a good grab on the heater and get any leverage. I was quickly feeling like this quick project (during a three day snow storm) was becoming a bigger deal than I had bargained for and also a "must complete today" project.

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    While pondering how to get this thing off the block, I thought a pipe wrench might be a better tool and then immediately thought that if I added a pipe to the heater (which is threaded on the exposed end) it would make it super easy to turn. So I purchased a 3/4" coupler, 12" x 3/4" nipple and just for good measure, a 3/4" cap. I mated the pipe and coupler to the heater and turned everything clockwise to tighten the threads and start the twist-out.

    -pipeonblockheater-jpg

    As soon as the threads were all tight, the heater twisted and the pipe provided a nice handle and lateral leverage for popping the heater out. Bingo...that was easy.

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    I installed the new heater as described above except after initially tapping the heater in place with a 1" socket to protect the threads, I removed the socket and installed the pipe again. This time I added the cap on the end and I tapped on the capped pipe to securely seat the heater into the block. I found this was easier than hammering in the close quarters near the engine.

    By initially seating the heater with the socket, I was able to make sure it was properly oriented and partially secure, so threading the pipe on did not screw up the orientation of the heater.

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    Many thanks to other contributors for making my project much easier.

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    Super Member radioman's Avatar
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    Default Re: BLock Heater install project - BX2350

    very nice write up!

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    Nice post. What happened to your block heater that it needed replaced?
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    Default Re: BLock Heater install project - BX2350

    I plugged it in the other day and the cord immediately caught fire. The dealer said that the burn-out was most likely due to the heater shorting out. That made sense to me because the cord was not frayed at all and the only "fuse" is the circuit breaker which is rated for much larger wire, of course. Fortunately my extension cord is a high gauge wire, so just the pig tail fried. I used the heater for about 5 months every year since 2007, so I feel like I got my moneys worth out of that original unit.

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