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Author Topic: Need Help Finding Block heater plug for 6v92  (Read 557 times)
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« on: November 01, 2017, 01:23:30 PM »

I did some basic Google searching, came up with this.

https://www.amazon.com/Kats-28216-Heavy-Duty-Replacement/dp/B000I8VLBG/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1509567238&sr=8-3-fkmr0&keywords=6v92+block+heater+plug

It looks very similar to what I have, except mine is so badly frayed I don't dare plug it in.  Luckily Ol' Red fired up after 4-5 crank / heat soak cycles .   

I can't find anything specific to mine, I'm wondering if it's a pretty generic part like a computer power cord is.  Thanks fellas.
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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2017, 01:48:27 PM »

     What is the name of the manufacturer of your block heater unit??
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2017, 01:52:39 PM »

It's the stock one on a 6v92 .. probably OEM.  It's covered in oil and grime at the moment.

That's the long was of saying I'm not sot sure, and not sure I can find out.
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2017, 02:51:09 PM »

It's the stock one on a 6v92 .. probably OEM.  It's covered in oil and grime at the moment.

That's the long was of saying I'm not sot sure, and not sure I can find out. 

     If you get it clean, you may be able to see a manufacturer's name on it.  Or you could measure the contacts (size of the pins and their spacing) to try to get a match.  I'm going to guess it's pretty standard but you never know.
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2017, 03:11:49 PM »

Napa has those for the DD block heater or can get one overnight I get mine from NAPA and my local store stocks the cord
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« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2017, 03:19:40 PM »

might want to take your VOM down there and see if the element is worth a new cord....
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« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2017, 04:19:57 PM »

Did you check with C&J?
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« Reply #7 on: November 01, 2017, 04:26:27 PM »

I'm not recommending this to anyone, but mine was all cracked and falling apart when I purchased the bus 10 yrs ago and because I had so many other things going on at the time, I grabbed the soldering iron and hurriedly soldered a cord from an old space heater onto the prongs protruding from the block making sure I didn't short out to the block and buried it in hi-temp silicone. It's still working today so I haven't returned to that issue. When I replace the cord at some point in the future I'll replace the heating element also. I have an outlet in the engine bay that I plug my battery maintainers and the block heater into for convenience. The cord is just the right length to reach the outlet without needing an extension cord.
Now that you've heard my story, go buy a NEW cord  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: November 01, 2017, 04:44:03 PM »

Will, I was all but setbon buying a new cord until you regaled your success.

I do enjoy my soldering .

I'll probably buy one.
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2017, 05:22:21 PM »

 HI neon, I  got mine from Kats, for my 8V92, fits and came with a cap for the plug, helps keeps the grime down, lvmci...
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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2017, 07:01:06 PM »

In our 4104, we had a receptacle in the engine compartment, controlled by a switch by the driver's area, so could turn on inside coach on a cold morning.
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« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2017, 10:21:17 AM »

In our 4104, we had a receptacle in the engine compartment, controlled by a switch by the driver's area, so could turn on inside coach on a cold morning.

It might take installing another solenoid, but I like that idea. Running outside when it's below freezing in your jammies just to plug in the block heater so it gets a headstart is not fun, especially when you see your neighbors looking out their windows at you  Shocked
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« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2017, 02:22:35 PM »

I put a switch at the bed side table that switches a plug in the engine compartment for battery maintainer or a block heater . a lot easier then the old way go outside and plug it in when I needed it . easy peasy

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« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2017, 02:26:27 PM »

My block heater on the Eagle had a switch on the dash and in the rear inside electrical panel both were toggle switches
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