My block heater has stopped working. I had it plugged in for 3+ hrs the other day. (longer than I had planned on) I had got involved with other activities and before I knew it a fair amount of time had gone by.
Oddly enough I felt the engine when I finally remembered and it was stone cold. Unplugged the heater and checked resistance and it was open. So in reality I don't really know at what point the heater stopped working. It clearly had to have been less than 3hrs given the engine had no warmth at all.
Usually I plug in for 1+ hrs maybe. I'm struggling to think the extended time would have been the cause of the fail and instead I think the fail was due to end of life.
Thought I would ask others what their thoughts were. Would an extended period of time of use on this block heater cause a premature fail?
At any rate I did find the heater on Amazon.
Amazon.com: Zerostart 3100003 Engine Block Immersion Heater for Eagle, Jaquar, Jeep, Renault, Rover, Kubota, Massey, Perkins, Yanmar, 1 NPT Thread Brass Adapter | CSA Approved | 120 Volts | 400 Watts: Automotive
I'm also thinking it might be a good time to install the optional 180 thermostat as well. My coolant was scheduled to be drained anyways as it had been about 2-3 yrs.
Optional thermostat p/n M812140. I see in the manual that it suggest replacing gasket at same time. Would anyone have that p/n handy? I haven't seen mention of a gasket in any of the post I've read about on the 180 thermostat replacement. Plus in looking up the parts diagram I don't see where it is shown. Odd that they would say to put a new gasket on in the manual but not show it in the diagram.
What have others had to do