In a W115 body style 240D (1974), where does the block heater
bolt/screw in? What must I remove (and where is it) from the engine
block to install it? What's the size of the bolt?
After 30 years of Ohio salt and snow, I'm guessing it's probably a
bolt that's thoroughly rusted to the block, so I'd really welcome any
suggestions on removing the bolt as well (aside from a week's
treatment with penetrating oil). Thanks so much.
You're getting the idea of the challenge that you will face installing a
Look for an iron plug on the right side of the engine below the exhaust
manifold just forward of the starter. You well need a breaker bar and a
lot of luck to remove this thirty year old plug.
This engine managed to start for thirty years so why now a block heater?
Car managed to start until today, when i fired up the glow plugs a few
times, then the engine refused to turn over.
I'm tempted to go buy a block heater, then pay someone to install it
for me. Think a local garage will bite on that offer? I'm just not
in the mood to mess with penetrating oil and the like.
Problem solved - I was a moron. Apparently, it WAS the battery. I
took it to get charged, put it back in, and it cranked up just fine.
Thanks everyone for all your help, but you just can't compete with my
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