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Old 01-03-2012, 08:35 AM
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Block heater

I am new to diesel trucks. Not ignorant just new. I don't have a plug for my truck for a block heater. Couldnt find one. Are they standard or do I need to get one. Temps are getting cold here and I am having some trouble with start up in the mornings.


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Old 01-03-2012, 09:42 AM
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Driversside by the tow hook it should be stuck in that area. If you do not find it there then above the oil filter and see if you see anything rith a wire comming out or see if it looks like it is missing the cord.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:58 AM
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Just what mgassel says. I bought my truck from down south. So when it was time to plug it in last winter it took some searching but the cord was buried behind the tow hook and a factory zip tied.
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:00 PM
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Thanks for help. I found it. That should help dramatically.


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Old 01-14-2012, 10:45 AM
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where did you find it?
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:00 AM
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Driver side front hook. It was tucked in there.


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Old 01-15-2012, 03:59 AM
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Is it standard cause, I cant see it?
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Old 01-15-2012, 04:52 AM
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Not always. If your truck was originally sold in warm weather it may not have a block heater. Look really good though. Mine was tucked in there good and I had to pull it out. It will just be a black cord with plug and a cap on the plug.


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Old 01-15-2012, 05:38 AM
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If you do not find it there then above the oil filter and see if you see anything rith a wire comming out or see if it looks like it is missing the cord.
Like mgassel said, check the housing. That's where it plugs in. It's a black cord with a knurled nut that holds it in place.
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Old 01-15-2012, 05:51 AM
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Not always. If your truck was originally sold in warm weather it may not have a block heater.
Just wanted to clarify on this some... every truck will have a block heater. Its the cord that might be missing.
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