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Old 12-21-2009, 06:06 AM
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Hello, I hope I am posting in the correct place. I have ohmed my plug for the block heater and it shows to be at 14.0, what is a good reading? should it be dissconected from the element then ohmed?
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Old 12-21-2009, 10:48 AM
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Yeah 14 ohms is about right, usually 14-16ohms is what I get on a good cord. Now do the Marinco mod and be a happy camper all winter.
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Yeah 14 ohms is about right, usually 14-16ohms is what I get on a good cord. Now do the Marinco mod and be a happy camper all winter.
what is the marinco mod?
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Here ya go:

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Thank you, I will get the Marinco and get that installed.
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Old 12-21-2009, 04:04 PM
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BLOCK HEATER

ANY PLACE TO BUY A 96 F350 DIESEL BLOCK HEATER REASONABLE...
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Old 12-22-2009, 05:25 AM
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Your 96 has a block heater, as did all the PSD's. Look where the oil filter mounts, just above this will be a electrical connection, the color is usually a orangish color, follow the cord to the front of the truck. If it has never been used it will be zip tied up behind the grill area.
Thanks Supercruty for posting the link to the Marinco Mod. LOL!! I didn't know what else to call it!!
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On a rare occation, a few PSD's did make it out into the world without a block heater. My E-350 van did not have one untill about a week ago. The parts were bought at the local dealer, the cost was around $80 for the heater element and the cord, they were seperate items. Install was not diffucult, goes into a threaded hole near the oil filter. Remove the plug, catch the waterfall of antifreeze, thread in the heater, route the cord to the bumper, top off antifreeze.
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Old 12-24-2009, 04:48 AM
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I am not trying to argue with you, but are you the original owner of the van? Because all documentation that I have ever read states that ALL psd's came with a block heater, the cord was a $45 extra starting in 2005. Either way glad you got one on because it makes a big difference in the cold weather.
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Well as with some others. My PSD does not have one either. But it looks like it used to have one right above the oil filter now there is a plug screwed into it. I also have mine on the way. And for all you PSD'ers after i start up the beast and raise the tack and hold at about 1100 to 1500 it drops after maybe 10 sec's to 1000 then it kinda sounds like it is draggin a piston. If that makes any sense, need to check the K&N and make sure it is clean. But driving it down the road I do not hear any weird nosies. Just sitting at high idle. hmmmmmm
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