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Old 12-26-2009, 02:19 PM
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99 psd block heater

Has anyone ever had to replace the 120 volt block heater on their power stroke? I use mine quite often in cold weather because it's so nice having a quick warm start, and enjoying heat fairly rapidly. One of my nightmares is going out one morning when it's about 3 degrees and finding the heat element burned out during the night. I just wonder how long they last. Can anyone shed some light on this?
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Old 12-26-2009, 03:00 PM
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I know someone did not too long ago. Not sure how many hours of use you'll get, but mine's still working at 275k miles.
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Mine still works at 294300 miles,bought it near DFW feb 2009
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The one I am rebuilding the engine in right now has 500,xxx miles on it and it still works great.
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from my experience, it is usually the cord that is bad, not the heating element. Less than $20 for a new cord and it usually solves the problem.
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Old 12-27-2009, 10:49 PM
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from my experience, it is usually the cord that is bad, not the heating element. Less than $20 for a new cord and it usually solves the problem.
If you keep your battery terminals in good condition, they usually won't go bad.
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Old 12-28-2009, 03:03 AM
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Originally Posted by vegginpsd
from my experience, it is usually the cord that is bad, not the heating element. Less than $20 for a new cord and it usually solves the problem.


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If you keep your battery terminals in good condition, they usually won't go bad.

Interesting. I dont recall the BLOCK HEATER cord being wired to the BATTERY TERMINALS!
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If you keep your battery terminals in good condition, they usually won't go bad.
Well yea that is true too
Sorry I had too. The block heater cord is somewhere behind the bumper, usually around the driver side tow hook. And the other end plugs in right around the oil filter.
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