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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have had a block heater in my 95 T-100 for several years. This is the
type of block heater that fits in where a freeze plug used to be. The
heater is leaking around the gasket and will not tighten probably due to
it's age.
The heater is no longer available from the dealership and my only option
is to put in a new freeze plug. Does anyone have any ideas on how easy
this would be or how much it would cost at the dealership? Also are
there other alternatives for a different type of block heater????
The truck has 120,000 miles,is in perfect condition and should last
anther 10 years.
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
jst wrote:
> I have had a block heater in my 95 T-100 for several years. This is the
> type of block heater that fits in where a freeze plug used to be. The
> heater is leaking around the gasket and will not tighten probably due to
> it's age.
> The heater is no longer available from the dealership and my only option
> is to put in a new freeze plug. Does anyone have any ideas on how easy
> this would be or how much it would cost at the dealership? Also are
> there other alternatives for a different type of block heater????
> The truck has 120,000 miles,is in perfect condition and should last
> anther 10 years.



Check out the below link for a solution to your problem

http://forum.snoman.com/viewtopic.php?t=98

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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
TheSnoMan wrote:
> jst wrote:
>> I have had a block heater in my 95 T-100 for several years. This is
>> the type of block heater that fits in where a freeze plug used to be.
>> The heater is leaking around the gasket and will not tighten probably
>> due to it's age.
>> The heater is no longer available from the dealership and my only
>> option is to put in a new freeze plug. Does anyone have any ideas on
>> how easy this would be or how much it would cost at the dealership?
>> Also are there other alternatives for a different type of block
>> heater????
>> The truck has 120,000 miles,is in perfect condition and should last
>> anther 10 years.

>
>
> Check out the below link for a solution to your problem
>
> http://forum.snoman.com/viewtopic.php?t=98
>

Thanks for the tip but it doesn't list one for my engine / 5VZ-FE 6cyl.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
jst wrote:
> TheSnoMan wrote:
>
>> jst wrote:
>>
>>> I have had a block heater in my 95 T-100 for several years. This is
>>> the type of block heater that fits in where a freeze plug used to be.
>>> The heater is leaking around the gasket and will not tighten probably
>>> due to it's age.
>>> The heater is no longer available from the dealership and my only
>>> option is to put in a new freeze plug. Does anyone have any ideas on
>>> how easy this would be or how much it would cost at the dealership?
>>> Also are there other alternatives for a different type of block
>>> heater????
>>> The truck has 120,000 miles,is in perfect condition and should last
>>> anther 10 years.

>>
>>
>>
>> Check out the below link for a solution to your problem
>>
>> http://forum.snoman.com/viewtopic.php?t=98
>>

> Thanks for the tip but it doesn't list one for my engine / 5VZ-FE 6cyl.



You could use a external tank heater as I have on one vehicle for over
15 years. (about 800watts or so would do nicely) Also in reviewing the
list I find that Toyota uses basically to heater sizes. One fore a 35mm
plug and one for a 40mm freeze plug. If you get the right size (likely a
40mm) it will work and fit right in.

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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
In article <[email protected]>, jst <[email protected]>
wrote:

> I have had a block heater in my 95 T-100 for several years. This is the
> type of block heater that fits in where a freeze plug used to be. The
> heater is leaking around the gasket and will not tighten probably due to
> it's age.
> The heater is no longer available from the dealership and my only option
> is to put in a new freeze plug. Does anyone have any ideas on how easy
> this would be or how much it would cost at the dealership? Also are
> there other alternatives for a different type of block heater????
> The truck has 120,000 miles,is in perfect condition and should last
> anther 10 years.


Do you actually need a new heater or do you just need to replace the
gasket? i think I would try that first before I did anything else.
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
TheSnoMan wrote:
> jst wrote:
>> TheSnoMan wrote:
>>
>>> jst wrote:
>>>
>>>> I have had a block heater in my 95 T-100 for several years. This is
>>>> the type of block heater that fits in where a freeze plug used to
>>>> be. The heater is leaking around the gasket and will not tighten
>>>> probably due to it's age.
>>>> The heater is no longer available from the dealership and my only
>>>> option is to put in a new freeze plug. Does anyone have any ideas on
>>>> how easy this would be or how much it would cost at the dealership?
>>>> Also are there other alternatives for a different type of block
>>>> heater????
>>>> The truck has 120,000 miles,is in perfect condition and should last
>>>> anther 10 years.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Check out the below link for a solution to your problem
>>>
>>> http://forum.snoman.com/viewtopic.php?t=98
>>>

>> Thanks for the tip but it doesn't list one for my engine / 5VZ-FE 6cyl.

>
>
> You could use a external tank heater as I have on one vehicle for over
> 15 years. (about 800watts or so would do nicely) Also in reviewing the
> list I find that Toyota uses basically to heater sizes. One fore a 35mm
> plug and one for a 40mm freeze plug. If you get the right size (likely a
> 40mm) it will work and fit right in.
>

I have an old one sitting on the shelf, I will measure it tomorrow.
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
jst wrote:
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> The heater is no longer available from the dealership and my only
> option is to put in a new freeze plug. Does anyone have any ideas on
> how easy this would be or how much it would cost at the dealership?
> Also are there other alternatives for a different type of block
> heater????

snip

Like Sean posted you may be able to replace the gasket and solve the leak.
If not, many backhoes, skid loaders, fork trucks and etc. have block
heaters. If you can find a dealer of Toyota fork lifts they might be able to
supply you with heater. If none in your area, any metric like Kubota,
Mitsubishi or others should have one.
davidj92
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
Don't quote me on this... Because I do not know if they still sell them...
But most toyota's trucks of that vintage had the same size freeze plugs, and
as of a year or two ago, they sell them at NorthWest Offroad
www.northwestoffroad.com

Ian

"davidj92" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> jst wrote:
> snip
> > The heater is no longer available from the dealership and my only
> > option is to put in a new freeze plug. Does anyone have any ideas on
> > how easy this would be or how much it would cost at the dealership?
> > Also are there other alternatives for a different type of block
> > heater????

> snip
>
> Like Sean posted you may be able to replace the gasket and solve the leak.
> If not, many backhoes, skid loaders, fork trucks and etc. have block
> heaters. If you can find a dealer of Toyota fork lifts they might be able

to
> supply you with heater. If none in your area, any metric like Kubota,
> Mitsubishi or others should have one.
> davidj92
>
>
 
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