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Here is a thermal wrap for the wires, order the correct size and slip it over the wires before making the connection. https://www.amazon.com/Heatshield-Pr...rmal+wire+wrap
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When you blow up that picture, it sure look like it says KIM Hotstart on yours.
Sky, you are right!
I looked at that and I thought it was just the cover. But you are correct
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Here is a thermal wrap for the wires, order the correct size and slip it over the wires before making the connection. https://www.amazon.com/Heatshield-Pr...rmal+wire+wrap

I like that stuff. It sure looks like the way to go. Thanks
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Mine was well on the way to melting from the heat of the turbo. I repaired the wire and wrapped it with reflective insulation.

If you install a new heater, let us know if it fits, or if it doesn't. We are going to need one some day.

Will do. I'm going to get a good look at the wiring and connections first and go from there.
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It is my understanding that there two wire versions of the block heater and three wire versions. A technician ordered a replacement heater and the wrong version was delivered for my coach. I don't have access to ordering data. I would recommend verifying that the correct version is ordered.
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It is my understanding that there two wire versions of the block heater and three wire versions. A technician ordered a replacement heater and the wrong version was delivered for my coach. I don't have access to ordering data. I would recommend verifying that the correct version is ordered.
Thanks for the tip. I think it has three wires, but I have not had time to get back to it. I've been working on my new floor.
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Hey, did you guys ever replace your heating element? I do not think mine is working. I want to repair it here in the next week or so. I am hoping it is just the wiring. I will for sure add the thermal material around the wiring.

Can I get the element from Napa or do I need to order from
https://www.hotstart.com/en/home/pro...block-heaters/ is there something special about these block heaters?

Another question- when you pull the element out what comes out with it? Coolant or Oil or ? I would just like to know what I am going to be showered with when I pull the plug.
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Hey, did you guys ever replace your heating element? I do not think mine is working. I want to repair it here in the next week or so. I am hoping it is just the wiring. I will for sure add the thermal material around the wiring.

Can I get the element from Napa or do I need to order from
https://www.hotstart.com/en/home/pro...block-heaters/ is there something special about these block heaters?

Another question- when you pull the element out what comes out with it? Coolant or Oil or ? I would just like to know what I am going to be showered with when I pull the plug.

I never got back to working on mine. Its still on the list so maybe this winter.


You will get coolant when you pull it. You'll probably want to drain it down a few gallons first so you don't have a huge mess. And, I'm sure Napa can get these if you don't want to order from Kim.
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Thanks Sky, I will post some pictures when I get this in process.
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Do I have two heaters for my engine? I have a splitter and it seems one is on top and one under the turbo.
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