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Old 09-09-2011, 07:15 PM
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So just got my new Subie and been going over it and I'm planning on doing the block heater...just no idea where to install it haha. So can someone lead me in the right direction of where to install it on the block? I searched but nothing really came up...

ALSO, is there a part # for it? Or atleast does it share it with another Subaru? Thanks!
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:56 PM
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for mine i just installed a polar pad from cantire on the oil pan, can get all different types of sizes and temperatures, but as far as the block ones go, i'm not sure.
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Old 09-09-2011, 10:14 PM
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Hmm well I'm not really down for RTV'ing anything to my oil pan. Not like it's a big deal, just personal preference. I took a quick look on Can tire's website and found they have a magnetic oil pan heater. Probably go that route and just install and remove everyday.

If anyone still knows where to install the block heater and/or part to use, please post for future reference!
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i was curious about exactly the same thing. good to know they gave these polar pads im definitely going to buy one.
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yeah, nice and easy to do and its basically just glued to the oil pan, never had any trouble with it peeling or anything.

My car is usually parked indoors or not near a plugin, however, so I haven't tested it out all that much
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I would avoid the magnetic oil pan heater, I hear it does nothing in our brutal winter. I've used the polar pad on a diesel Pajero and it worked fine. As for a block heater, I recall someone mentioning the block heater for a EJ25 works fine. Maybe someone could confirm this?

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Old 09-10-2011, 08:17 AM
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I ordered a block heater from Subaru and installed it in my frost plug.


http://westernsubaruclub.com/smf/ind...54097#msg54097

http://www.westernsubaruclub.com/smf...php?topic=3448

Pretty easy job, the hardest part I found was finding the Allen key, had to borrow it from a heavy duty mechanic.

Good time for a coolant flush, just remember your Subaru coolant conditioner and have a long breaker bar present, mine was in there tight.
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:58 PM
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So today at work, I checked it out to see where it actually is on the EJ20.



Very easy to get at. Driver's side by the exhaust manifold. Need a 14mm allen socket and 34mm socket as well to get that big plug out and the block heater installed. Looks like a very simple job. Will be doing that in the near future!
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:17 PM
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I'm going oil pan heater on mine this year. Had some problems with the frost plug one on the Escort leaking, not going that route again. Used an inline heater hose one on the Celsior, works ok, but I think oil pan should be the ticket.

Cool photo thought on the frost plug we gotta hit, way better to have a screw type allen key one then a worthless punch out one like the Ford.
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+1 for the OE frost plug block heaters. Had one in my old WRX and it worked well on the very few times I needed it (Ontario weather hahah)
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