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Author Topic: 6V92T Block Heater Fuax Paw  (Read 1021 times)
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« on: October 09, 2006, 07:38:23 PM »

In the unlikely event anyone wonders what sort of block heater style to buy for a 6V92TA...be forwarned that there seems to be only one that actually fits. There are a lot of erroneous listings regarding fitment. The one that fits would be the four bolt plate with the element permanently installed in the plate. I looked at one that Bill Haga had this weekend. Thought about the difference in what he had and what I had.....Bill was selling...I called him and bought the correct unit that he had. I kept wondering why so much engineering on a small item...the element has to be welded in place to assure proper placement between the block and cylinder. It could not be "turned" into the block. Has about a 1/2" offset.
Made a huge mess today. Got this brain-fart that I could install a block heater in the angled 1" adaptor on the curb-side head. Nope. Didn't want to drain the engine either. Well...it's drained now. 20% on floor and me, the rest was caught.
Problem is that you cannot install a 4" straight block heater in that location. I've proven that. there's some casting that interferes with the element. Instructions stated that's where it was intended to go...or into a 1" hole in the oil cooler. My NJT does not have a fitting in the oil cooler.
SOOOO....the bus is in the shop with no water in the engine...I had new antifreeze from last year, quite a lot of which will again be replaced.
This is a new unit that came from NAPA and the instructions state that it will fit a 6V92T....it won't.
Had the thing fit, this would have been too easy. Now it looks like the dipstick must be removed to gain access to the rearmost lower bolt. I shoulda done this while the engine was out of the bus last year...DuH!
Did have some success today..we've never used the LP heater which has been installed for 3 years now. Never even been fired. Turned it on and viola..it works great.
Onward and upward!
Cheers, JR
BTW, I got a nice block heater for sale that fits a 6V92T. Cheap. Wink


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JR Lynch , Charlotte, NC
87 MC9, 6V92TA DDEC, HT748R ATEC

"Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others.

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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2006, 09:26:42 PM »

Ouch, JR. We feel your pain!  Cry

Hang tough!
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2006, 04:14:33 PM »

My 6V92 TA has a block heater that screwed into a 1" pipe thread opening in the block.

I bought the heater for $12.00 on ebay, works great.

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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2006, 07:26:48 PM »

Thanks Brian, I'm hanging tough. Got more perserverance than brains at times.
Ed, may I ask where that 1" plug on your engine is located? I've already bought the recommended block heater that mounts into the area presently occupied by a blank plate anchored by 4 bolts.... right behind the street side harmonic balancer. I looked all over for another plug...and I believe I've seen the plate that I refer to drilled and a pipe plug installed. Don't see any other 1" plugs other than the oil pan. Read where that isn't the best way to preheat a 2 stroke.
This is an NJT DDEC engine and it is a little different in some of the finer points!
Thanks, JR
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JR Lynch , Charlotte, NC
87 MC9, 6V92TA DDEC, HT748R ATEC

"Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others.

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