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Old 09-24-2002, 07:29 PM
pjhmth pjhmth is offline
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Block Heater

Have a 2002 F-250 Turbo Diesel. Can't seem to find plug for engine block heater. It's a fairly loaded XLT model, purchased in New Hampshire. Is this an option? Always thought they were pretty much standard in these. If it does have one, anyone know the general vicinity of it? Thanks!!
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Old 09-24-2002, 07:39 PM
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The cord is probably still all wrapped up, tucked down under an engine mount. At least this is where I'vew always found em on my new vehicles.
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Old 09-24-2002, 07:55 PM
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ok...any idea which side of engine?
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Old 09-24-2002, 08:12 PM
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Driver's side behind the bumper. Usually tied to the driving light harness. May be taped up but should be easy to spot in front of tranny cooler.
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Old 09-24-2002, 09:45 PM
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Yep just came in from finding it..... Traced it from top of oil filter housing back to where you said...Thanks guys!!! When should one use this (at which temperature) and for how long?
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Old 09-25-2002, 06:56 AM
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I plug them in overnight, or when the truck will sit more then 4 hours, when the night temperatur is below 45. Not really necessary but allows for instant heat. I am a volunteer fireman so nice to be able to get in a have defroster and heat in the cab going to a call at 5am.

Really most of the trucks have not problem starting in in really cold temps. It is nice though when it is snowing and cold out to have the truck start right up and be warm.

I also installed a remote start on my pickup. I can start the truck from my bed in the morning and by the time I put on my clothes and get outside it is warm and ready for work.
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Old 09-25-2002, 07:52 AM
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Already have the remote starter...took it off my Dodge...Love the truck only thing I've noticed is the instrument panel lens....scratches very easily..Had it replaced and since have only cleaned it with water and toilet paper and it has still scratched. Wonder if someone makes a more durable replacement or a glass one?
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Old 09-25-2002, 10:31 AM
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Congrats on the new truck. I sure like my 2000.

I usually plug mine in when temps hit 20 and below. I never have any trouble with mine at that temp. If you want to pay the electric bill I can't see that it would hurt anything at all to plug in year around.

I would invest in a years subscription to www.powerstrokeregistry.com . It is full of good articles, tons of toys you never knew you needed. I cannot wait until mine comes every time. I would pay twice the $ for twice the issues. Awesome mag. If you were closer I would let you borrow a back issue of mine. When I loan one out to a friend I don't let em have it more than about a week, before I start asking for it back.

Check with Ford Performace Specialists, Atlanta Georgia 770 949 7191. They might be able to help you with the scratched lens.
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Old 09-25-2002, 02:54 PM
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The block heater does not use that much power. I would not be concerned about this.
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Old 09-25-2002, 03:24 PM
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I plug mine in during the winter. I have a cheapo timer I bought from Radio Shack so the heater is only on from about 4:30 AM till 8:00AM.

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