Hi it has been a really long time since I have been on this site.
I am eager to get my 86 going regularly again. I have been having an issue with glow plugs recently. I have fitted a 'manual' system for heating the glow plugs using a wiring diagram I got from here years ago. But I think in this latest bout of cold weather I have managed to burn the GPs out (I only use the IH dealer GPs).
I need to replace at least 4 plugs and I am now thinking about fitting a block heater. (I thought the truck was supposed to have one but it doesn't seem to).
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I like ZeroStart's better than Kats's, the ZeroStarts have replaceable cords and the Kats's don't (or didn't, anyhow). I think the NAPA ones are like a ZeroStart.
If you've got an older motor, though, you're probably better off with an inline heater, like the above mentioned. I'm still running the block heater in my '83, even though I shouldn't, but will probably switch when it finally dies (still on the OEM).
I went through two of the Kats Frost plug type, before I bought a good one at NAPA...
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