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    Default Where to get a block heater anchorage

    I live on JBER and need to get a block heater installed, where would be the best place to get that done for the price?

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    The auto shop on base next to the Commissary/BX used to install them for a fairly good price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akhunter3 View Post
    The auto shop on base next to the Commissary/BX used to install them for a fairly good price.
    They install for 113 dollars plus the part, is that comparable to off base? The only problem is they operate on weekdays and I work all week

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    Usually a very easy, and clean install, is a lower radiator hose heating element. They work really well. Personally I'd do that rather than pay somebody to install a block heater that can run into quite a few bucks if it's hard to get to. Somethin' else to think about anyway....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Setch View Post
    They install for 113 dollars plus the part, is that comparable to off base? The only problem is they operate on weekdays and I work all week
    I've been out of state about a year for school, but if I remember correctly going shop rate is ~$85-90 an hour. So depending on what vehicle you have and how difficult it is to access everything, that's probably fairly good. I always used Muldoon Auto outside the Muldoon gate, a little more expensive but Paul will treat you right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Setch View Post
    They install for 113 dollars plus the part, is that comparable to off base? The only problem is they operate on weekdays and I work all week
    You can't drop the vehicle off and pick it up later in the day?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGyver View Post
    You can't drop the vehicle off and pick it up later in the day?
    I could I would just need to make sure I have someone to pick me up and drop me off

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    Big O automotive has a good reputation, but I don't know about the price. You could call for a quote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    Usually a very easy, and clean install, is a lower radiator hose heating element. They work really well. Personally I'd do that rather than pay somebody to install a block heater that can run into quite a few bucks if it's hard to get to. Somethin' else to think about anyway....
    The block heater is 10 times more efficient than a radiator hose heater as the heat goes direct into the block, there is a big heat lose from the hose that is exposed to the cold on all sides .

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