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02 Chevy 1500 block heater

02 Chevy 1500 block heater

Postby 021500chevy [OP] » Nov 09 2012, 4:28am

I have a 2002 Chevy 1500 with a Vortec 5.3L. I am wondering is there any way I could put an Engine block heater or something along those lines for my 1500? Has really rough idle on cold mornings and thinking this would help. Any ideas? Thanks!
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02 Chevy 1500 block heater

Postby 509Silverado » Nov 09 2012, 5:46pm

Absolutely, I moved to AK from WA state and obviously I wanted the heater. The best one I found was from the dealer and its a 17mm Allen to remove the screw in plug and install the block heater. Very easy, and a good time to flush and fill your coolant.
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Re: 02 Chevy 1500 block heater

Postby Wayne58 » Nov 09 2012, 5:59pm

First of all welcome to the site from Truro Nova Scotia >>> A block heater is a good accessory to have to assist in Cold weather starts but I'm not sure it will help ur idle except maybe the engine warms up faster ?
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Re: 02 Chevy 1500 block heater

Postby Lee's07 » Nov 09 2012, 8:08pm

I had an in-line coolant heater on my old truck, and although its probably not as good as a block heater, it worked ok for me. All you would have to do is cut your lower radiator hose and install with a couple hose clamps. This also would be a good time to flush out your coolant and refill. It's another option.
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