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Old 07-24-2007, 04:23 PM
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Block heater?

Ok....I got a new to me '00 PSD. I found in the glovebox all the paperwork for the purchase and the window sticker.
It says in the options column block heater no charge. I assume that means it has one. If so, my question is can someone tell me where the plug would be? My '99 had it ziptied to one of the toehook bases.

I know these things REALLY use alot of electricity. So I only used it sparingly at home, but always at work when it was cold.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-24-2007, 04:29 PM
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should be in the same spot. tied to the tow hook.
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Old 07-24-2007, 04:30 PM
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The block heater if thats what you're talking about goes from right above the oil filter to what you know, behind the drivers side tow hook to the left middle of the truck; atleast that's how mine is.

If you look behind the drivers side tire you can see the block heaters cord heading towards the bumper along the frame.
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Yep....There it is. Mine is ziptied up behind the bumper. It also has a protective cover that goes over the actual plug.

Thanks for the quick replies.
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Old 07-24-2007, 04:58 PM
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Get a electrical timer plug from radio shack to keep your electric bills down. I think the trucks only need 4 hours to warm up from a cold block.
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being from flordia how many times do you actally use it lol. i mean cold to you guys is what 55. if it was bought it flordia i know some trucks didn't come with it.. best place to look is like said above. look above teh oil filter to see if its even pluged in there and if it is just following forward. my was ran along teh frame. if not i think i bought mine for like 45 bucks at ford and you can find them cheaper on ebay. just my 2 cents
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Hey Strokermann....What 55 isn't cold to you? That's like long underwear weather!!!

Just kidding. We get some pretty cool weather in N. Florida. After all it IS North Florida. Last year we did get some mornings in the teens. A block heater just makes it a little easier to get the truck movin'.
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:32 PM
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Hey Strokermann....What 55 isn't cold to you? That's like long underwear weather!!!

Just kidding. We get some pretty cool weather in N. Florida. After all it IS North Florida. Last year we did get some mornings in the teens. A block heater just makes it a little easier to get the truck movin'.
And heater going faster too.
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Old 07-25-2007, 02:40 AM
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yup....never underestimate the importance of a warm cab :drive:
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i like the elctric assist heater in the new trucks it blows out heat from an electric heater untill you get up to running temp then switches over to the water heater they need to make a kit like that for us old school guys
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