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Ah, two block heaters?

So the other day I backed out with my truck plugged in, ripped off the male end of the block heater plug on what I thought was my block heater. Today I replaced the plug end and was tracing it back to make sure it was all good. When I was tracing it back I found another plug. So is it a possibility that I have two block heaters? Or is the other plug for something else. Sorry this might be a stupid question. Just curious.

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post #2 of 9 Old 11-02-2010, 07:58 PM
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is possible but highly doubted. Prolly gonna have to trace it too

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Maybe your truck was built for the antarctic and the engine needs to be super warm lol.

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Ya or Fort Mac maybe. Ah, I plugged them both in just to see.

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Do you see a battery warmer on either batteries? Just a electric blanket basically. Thats common, could be it.

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One heating the block the other heating fuel or oil?

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The only way to know for certain is to follow both of them and see what they do. Somebody could have had an in-cab heater, or some sort of extra coolant/pan heater, or the original cord could have been roached and the lazy buggar never removed the old one.

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Yeah my truck has two plugs. One in the grill and one on the driver side running board. The one in the grill is the original. When I was installing the new heater in 0 degree weather in the driveway and was drenched with coolant I got lazy and didn't remove it. Of course I have no excuse for not getting it done in the past nine months!

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