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  1. On December 06, 2014 I installed a Polar pad from Canadian tire. Installation was straight forward, the only problem is deciding where you want to run the plug in. I took a few pictures near the end of installation but as I said before it is straight forward. First picture is where I placed the heater pad, on the package it said for best results to place on the bottom of the oil pan, for obvious reasons. To protect the plug wires from heat damage and debris I warped them in Flex wire. You just have to clean and de-grease the oil pan, then scuff it up with the sand paper provided in the kit. The second picture is just to show where I ran the cable and where I zip tied. The last picture is just showing where I ran the plug in for easy access, when not in use i just tuck the plug into the adjacent hole. The Heater pad used in this install is linked below. http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/polar-pad-engine-heater-125w-0300004p.html#.VIcaIdLF9R4 Would like to give a huge thanks to Spider for the use of his hoist, made this install so much easier, but could be done with out one.
  2. What! no drain plug? How stupid is that? Sound like something a manufacturer would do to allow sludge to build up in the pan to increase the need for an engine over haul. Why would there be no drain plug? Siphoning oil from the dipstick is for dips sticks! I think removing the pan and cleaning the lower pump and pan would certainly be better than leaving it up to a 1/4" oil sucker. Since there is no pan gasket MB uses silicone to create a seal. How barbaric is that!
  3. Does anyone have experience with the plastic oil pan with drain plug offered by some vendors? Less expensive, no rust, but obviously more sensitive to impact. Cost is less but is it worth it to pay the extra for a metal one with drain? I'm tired of the pump method. 450 CDI