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Old 07-17-2011, 08:09 AM   #37
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Had the battery out this AM.

I think I found the hole but its REALLY small! Like a AAA Battery?

Correct me if Im wrong but:

The hole is in the cylinder head.

Its in the LEFT SIDE of the CH. NOT the BACK of the CH.

So the long lenth of the heater cylinder when installed is SIDEWAYS in the car like the engine itself?

Thanks!

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Old 07-17-2011, 03:32 PM   #38
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Had the battery out this AM.

I think I found the hole but its REALLY small! Like a AAA Battery?

Correct me if Im wrong but:

The hole is in the cylinder head.

Its in the LEFT SIDE of the CH. NOT the BACK of the CH.

So the long lenth of the heater cylinder when installed is SIDEWAYS in the car like the engine itself?

Thanks!
Yes the hole is small, not AAA, closer to AA ;)

It is on the left (american driver's side) of the head, but it is very close to the back of the head. Because you have an auto trans, it should be a little easier to get in compared to a manual, and I believe yours should actually clip in.

As far as times go, I forget what I ran mine for, I think I pre-warmed the engine for 2 hours??

See my pics, I believe in this thread, actually haha.
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:49 PM   #39
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Yes the hole is small, not AAA, closer to AA ;)

It is on the left (american driver's side) of the head, but it is very close to the back of the head. .
Hmm the hole I found i would say was close to the FRONT of the head. Like, you know the large dismeter coolant hose that goes into the head? Like IN FRONT of that.

The hole was smaller than AA too.

Must not have had the correct one.

Crap and I put the battery back too and my back hurts.
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:40 PM   #40
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Sorry to bump an old thread. Didnt know if making a new one would be better...

i was wondering if this would fit on my yaris?

2007 auto sedan

http://trdparts4u.com/scripts/prodVi...dproduct=-5127

or this one?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Toyota-OEM-E...item3f10c709bf

only reason i ask is because it says Toyota of Canada, didnt know if there was a difference.

Thanks for the help
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:00 PM   #41
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Sorry to bump an old thread. Didnt know if making a new one would be better...

i was wondering if this would fit on my yaris?

2007 auto sedan

http://trdparts4u.com/scripts/prodVi...dproduct=-5127

or this one?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Toyota-OEM-E...item3f10c709bf

only reason i ask is because it says Toyota of Canada, didnt know if there was a difference.

Thanks for the help
Yes, that will be fine on a US Yaris.
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Old 12-14-2011, 01:08 AM   #42
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thanks Scott. you know everything, lol.
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Old 12-17-2011, 05:22 AM   #43
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Now that mine is in here are some observations.

Remove the battery! I did mine from the top. Maybe its easier from the bottom but if you go the top route once the battery is out of the way....its better.

The hole is in the part of the block nearest the firewall.

The hole is DOWN farther than you can believe. It is not near the top of the engine and its below some hoses and wires and stuff. Its so far down it might be easier to get at from underneath.

The wire comes out of the connector sideways. This is idiotic. It should come straight out. But its doesnt so you have to screw around getting the wire to lay in place.

I still dont have my clip engaged. But I read it has to point towards the firewall. Not sure where mine points to but I shove and shove and no SNICK.

It hurts my back too much to mess with this. Maybe next summer when its warm again?
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Old 12-17-2011, 10:07 AM   #44
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Does anyone know if a UK Yaris has the opening in the block for this heater?
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Old 12-17-2011, 10:15 AM   #45
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I see you have the 1.3 liter engine but I would think there MUST be a provision for one none the less.

I would say just look for the hole but then you have right hand drive and my directions would probably just send you on a wild goose chase!
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:02 AM   #46
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I see you have the 1.3 liter engine but I would think there MUST be a provision for one none the less.

I would say just look for the hole but then you have right hand drive and my directions would probably just send you on a wild goose chase!
If I am not mistaken, the 1.3 has the same bottom end as the 1.5, so it should go into the exact same hole.
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:04 AM   #47
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:57 AM   #48
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Anyone have any other ideas as to where I can get a block heater (or similar) from?

Went to my local dealer on Friday, "placed an order", paid for the order ($48), only to get a call a couple hours later that they can no longer order that part from Toyota because it's discontinued.
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:21 AM   #49
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Anyone have any other ideas as to where I can get a block heater (or similar) from?

Went to my local dealer on Friday, "placed an order", paid for the order ($48), only to get a call a couple hours later that they can no longer order that part from Toyota because it's discontinued.

Scroll back up thru this thread and find the links to a couple of Ebay sites. I am pretty sure the sellers had more than one available.
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:37 AM   #50
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Call the 800 number of a Toyota dealer in MN or ME and I would bet they can hook you up.

Mine was like $70 delivered.
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Old 12-19-2011, 09:43 AM   #51
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That ebay site says automatic transmission only, and Devilgirl has a MT.
In one of the posts on a prior page, it states a different part number for a MT kit.
If that is the correct parts number, I could ask my dealership if they have one in stock
or could get one. Can someone verify that part number for the MT?
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:08 AM   #52
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That ebay site says automatic transmission only, and Devilgirl has a MT.
In one of the posts on a prior page, it states a different part number for a MT kit.
If that is the correct parts number, I could ask my dealership if they have one in stock
or could get one. Can someone verify that part number for the MT?
As I understand it same part manual or auto.

The part goes in the engine block what could be different AT to MT?
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Old 12-20-2011, 02:24 AM   #53
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As I understand it same part manual or auto.

The part goes in the engine block what could be different AT to MT?
I was just going by this previous post in the thread:
http://www.yarisworld.com/forums/sho...7&postcount=30

I have thought about a block heater, but haven't had the need that I see.
The only time I would want one is at work, and outlets are hard to come by.
I have a garage here at my apartment, so the car is relatively warm and
I don't have to scrap the windows in the morning. Sometimes the outside
of the window will fog up on the way out.
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:28 AM   #54
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I am hoping the bh will improve mpgs since I only drive the car 6.7 miles to work. If it warmed up faster you would think mpgs would go up.
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