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Old 09-27-2013
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Default Block Heater Element - Correct Part Number?

Knowing that the block heater element on my 1994 8V92 is approaching 20 years old, I want to replace it BEFORE it doesn't work (and keep the old one as a spare). I have been doing some research on the correct replacement part number. I have found two different part numbers listed (both 1500w rating - Zero Start #'s), and they are:

860-1704

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860-1712

Does anyone know which of these two units is the correct one? Thanks guys!
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Neal, the 860 1712 is the one I used on my '88. It should be the same on yours.
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Thanks John! Before I order I will wait to see if anyone with a later engine concurs before ordering.
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HOTSTART # DDV-151B

I used dielectric on the connector, since my failure was related to the connector.

Don't allow the heater to turn in the plate. You must drain coolant, or work fast.

I got a spare on ebay.
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I don't think that the heater on my 6V92 works. So I assume it is low in the block some where but what does it look like and how do I find it.

Then where would I get a replacement?
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Neal:

Mine was not working when I got it. I went to Detroit Diesel in Fargo, ND, and they said they could not even be sure of a number any more! But, he told me to go to a business on Main Avenue that had been servicing trucks for decades. He said they would know.

I went there, and it was an old place, with one old man, the owner, in there. I think he just came to work, sat there, and if someone wanted something, and he had it, fine. Otherwise, it gave him somewhere to go to!

Anyway, I told him what I wanted, he said "wait a minute", went into the back, and came out with a heater! He said it is the correct one. I do not know, as I have not installed it yet, being leery of basically having ALL the anti freeze dump on me! However, I should let it dump, and I think there is a pretty good chance it has NEVER been changed before. Someone said 30 gallons? Wow.

Anyway, I just looked at the new one, and this is what it is:

ZeroStart 8601712 1500 watts 120 volt

Take the info for what it is worth. OH, if it were me, I would NOT keep the old for a spare. If it goes out, you want to put a NEW one in there! IMHO. Good Luck.
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I don't think that the heater on my 6V92 works. So I assume it is low in the block some where but what does it look like and how do I find it.

Then where would I get a replacement?
On the 8V92, open your hatch. Then, looking at the engine, it is on the right, down low, on the rear of the engine, close to you. I cannot see mine from the hatch area. I need to go underneath, and it is at the rear right side of the engine. It will be a flat plate, bolted to the engine, probably with a screw on connector with a 120 volt electric cord going to it. I would think a 6V would be in the same spot, but I do not know. The heater might be the same as a 8V?

Not sure where to get the correct number. When I looked up 8V, several models came up. I did not know which I needed, so I relied on "the old guy".
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Neal:

Mine was not working when I got it. I went to Detroit Diesel in Fargo, ND, and they said they could not even be sure of a number any more! But, he told me to go to a business on Main Avenue that had been servicing trucks for decades. He said they would know.

I went there, and it was an old place, with one old man, the owner, in there. I think he just came to work, sat there, and if someone wanted something, and he had it, fine. Otherwise, it gave him somewhere to go to!

Anyway, I told him what I wanted, he said "wait a minute", went into the back, and came out with a heater! He said it is the correct one. I do not know, as I have not installed it yet, being leery of basically having ALL the anti freeze dump on me! However, I should let it dump, and I think there is a pretty good chance it has NEVER been changed before. Someone said 30 gallons? Wow.

Anyway, I just looked at the new one, and this is what it is:

ZeroStart 8601712 1500 watts 120 volt

Take the info for what it is worth. OH, if it were me, I would NOT keep the old for a spare. If it goes out, you want to put a NEW one in there! IMHO. Good Luck.
I have no knowledge of the correct part number, But here is a picture of the Zero Start

https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/z...601712/4871548
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Looks like mine. The plate and the cord look like what is on the engine. I believe it to be right. The elements have to be shaped, so that they miss whatever might be inside the engine, to fit the coolant spaces.
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i take the air cond. compressor off and do the job from the top.
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