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 01-08-2006, 15:44 Post: 122408
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What's a good way to pre-heat the engine on a 2210? Is there a specific engine block, oil pan, or cooling system heater you're using?






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 01-08-2006, 17:26 Post: 122414
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I use a block heater on my 2910 and love it. I have a heated cab and although the snow has been light so far it is great feeling the warm air almost instantly!






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 01-08-2006, 19:33 Post: 122424
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How does it mount? Is it the type that goes into a freeze plug hole in the block or magnetic or..?






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 01-08-2006, 20:01 Post: 122427
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 Engine heater?

I know I may be in a minority on this ( See last years discussion ) but you need to be careful with block heaters. If you leave the block warmed constantly, over time, you can dry out the cylinders by running the oil in them. Use a block heater for a short period of tiume before starting the tractor.

You don't run the same risk with an oil pan heater. Just keep the oil warm enough to flow well on start-up.






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 01-08-2006, 20:06 Post: 122429
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Interesting thought. I wasn't thinking of leaving it on all the time... but figured on really cold days, I'd go out and plug it in, then go drink a cup or two of coffee.. then go out and fire up the tractor. I've had a few times when the temps were in the "teens" that my 2210 was a little difficult to start.






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 01-08-2006, 20:36 Post: 122432
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News to me, my dealer installed the heater. I have one in my Cummins as well.






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 01-09-2006, 09:42 Post: 122466
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I don't recommend them being plugged in other then just before use with about 2 hours needed max. There have been more fires do to the wires shorting out then I can remember with the last one being just this fall and a loss of a barn as well.






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 01-09-2006, 12:53 Post: 122473
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When I lived up near the Canadian border and temps would stay below 0 F for weeks, I would plug my truck in at work and at home. Work was nice, but their system (as well as Winnipeg's airport lot) turns the power on and off. That way, the engines are warm, but not too warm.

When I traveled to Fargo in winter in the diesel pickup, I pluged the truck in about 15-30 minutes before I wanted to start it. 15 minutes if it was aroun 0 degrees, longer if it was colder. It makes a big difference in the diesel starting.

At today's energy prices, I'd plug it in and then get a cup of coffee. Better for the tractor, less electricity bills, less that can go wrong.






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 01-09-2006, 19:41 Post: 122497
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Deere makes a block heater kit for the 2210 and they are in my opinion the only way to go. I installed the block heater kit on my 4410 and I just have to plug it in a few hours before I use the tractor and things warm up real fast.

Below is a link to a an install question that you should be aware of.






Link:   Block Heater/Governor cover on 2210 

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 01-09-2006, 20:02 Post: 122501
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Good info.. thanks (and my dealer has one in stock!)






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