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Old 11-26-2007, 11:35 AM
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Does My 99 Powerstroke have a block heater

Hi,
I just bought a used 99 ford powerstroke. Did they come with block heater standard? If so where would I look to find it. I don't see any obvious cords with a plug in end. I'm in Montana and the mornings have been single digits and the truck has been very hard to start. Someone told me to put synthetic motor oil in and that would help, but I'd like to get a block heater if it dosn't have one.

Would this be a do it yourself job or should I have it installed professionally?

Also does anyone know how to get the display for the stock radio fixed. The radio with CD player works, but the display doesn't light up.

Thanks,
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:41 AM
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The plug should be on the driverside tucked up under the bumper. At least mine was there when I got it.
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Old 11-26-2007, 12:39 PM
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If you can't find the plug, look above the oil filter for this wire and trace it out.
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i think they all came with one installed from teh factory and then i think in 03 it was an option but the element was still there. if you don't have the cord you will still have the element. and all you will have to buy is the cord and its a 5 min hook up.
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Old 11-26-2007, 12:45 PM
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After you find the cord, then do the Marinco mod it will be one of the best non performance mods you do to your truck. I think there are pics in my sig. And yes switching to a lighter weight oil in cold climates will help the truck a lot!! As will a properly operating GP system, how to test them is in the maintenance section.
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Old 11-26-2007, 01:26 PM
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Thanks guys!!!!! I found it. Traced the cord, it was wadded up near the radiator and trans cooler.
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:57 PM
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Like I said if you use it a lot, you don't say where you live, do the Marinco mod, it is very handy!!
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Old 11-26-2007, 07:03 PM
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what is the marinco mod?
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Old 11-26-2007, 07:11 PM
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I looked at your pics. That's a pretty cool idea. Very clean looking. I am in Montana
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:20 AM
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Then I would definetly do the Marinco mod!! You will get real tired of reaching up inside your grill to plug and unplug your truck.
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