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post #1 of 48 Old 11-10-2007, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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winter block heater

should i plug it in now at 30 degree temps and if so during daytime temp at 60 degree will it hurt anything

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I generally plug mine in when the temps dip into the 30's a night but don't worry about it during the day. It starts alot faster with less glow plug time.
It won't hurt anything.

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I forgot to say I use a timer that brings it on about two hours before I leave in the morning. so I don't have to leave it on all night.

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i work thirds and cant plug it in at work does that matter

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won't hurt anything. If it's cold (In 30's or below) just let the glow plugs warm for a little longer before you try to start it. I have had to cycle them twice when its real cold and it can't be plug in, I let it warm up a little befor I drive.

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ok thanks man that helps me out

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I have a 1995 Ford F-Super Duty 7.3 psd but i cant find the plug to plug it into at night during the winter when it gets real cold any suggestions where it might be?
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found this on another site:
"On my 96 PSD, the line for the block heater was kind of folded up and held together with one of those nylon straps that you use to hold bundles of wire together. It was shoved somewhere (as I recall) along side the left (driver's) side between the radiator and the battery. I had a hell of a time getting a tool into that little area to cut the nylon strap. One nice thing is that there was a plug cover on it to protect the bare prongs of the plug from weather or damage."
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ok thanks man ill check 2m and let u kno
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Our block heaters draw a lot of juice. I highly suggest using a timer. Lowes has nice programmable ones for under $20. Anything over 3 hours and you are just waisting $$. Also a properly working GP system should start the truck well below zero. I have heard numbers of 20 below from some of our Northern PSD owners. Although I usually will plug mine in when the temps drop into the 20's. I also recommend doing the Marinco mod, it sure makes plugging in the truck easier. I think there are pics of mine in my sig.
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