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post #1 of 36 Old 01-18-2008, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Block Heater Cord

I just looked under my truck behind the passenger's tow hook and didn't see any zip-tied cord.

I'm guessing I don't have the cord installed on my truck.

What are my options on getting the block heater running?

Isn't there a marineco fitting that I can mount through my bumper for ease of use?

How hard is it to hook it up (once you buy a cord)?

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Did you check your drivers side tow hook? Thats where mine is and believe me it took me a while to find it. Its way in there and theres not much slack. My neighbors 04 with a 6.0 is on the passenger tow hook and he couldn't find his either until we looked real hard. Just double check it. It should have one. Otherwise look on both sides of the block and maybe you can see if there is one already in a frost plug.

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What's a frost plug?

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I found mine on my 99 zip tied next to the block, bottom drivers side, I looked for about 30min before I found it.

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heater element

from my understanding all 6.0's come with the block heater element installed on the right side of the engine near the rear most cylinder it's a brass piece with two holes for the cable to connect to



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a frost plug is a round plug that fits into the block. Its made to "pop" out if the pressure in the block gets to be too much, like if there was water in there and it froze. I believe ford puts the block heaters in a frost plug on these trucks. Its too cold (-1) outside right now or i would go check mine. You will see 4 i think, on each side of the block below the exhaust manifolds. One of em should have a wire running to it for a block heater.

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oops

didn't see you have a 7.3 sorry for the miss info, don't know about that one
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Look on your oil filter. IF you see an orange cord, follow it to the left tow hook and that should be the plug in for the block heater. Only if you have the orange cord coming from the oil filter area, then you have the heater. From what I have read, it can be hard to find. I took a Marinco adapter and put it the plastic air dam below the bumper. I took a heavy duty extention cord and took the male end of the block heater, plugged it into the female end of the extention cord....ran about 4 feet and cut it. I took the end I cut and wired it into the input I mounted on the bumper..Look at my pictures and you will see what I did...
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Look on your oil filter. IF you see an orange cord, follow it to the left tow hook and that should be the plug in for the block heater. Only if you have the orange cord coming from the oil filter area, then you have the heater. From what I have read, it can be hard to find. I took a Marinco adapter and put it the plastic air dam below the bumper. I took a heavy duty extention cord and took the male end of the block heater, plugged it into the female end of the extention cord....ran about 4 feet and cut it. I took the end I cut and wired it into the input I mounted on the bumper..Look at my pictures and you will see what I did...
Are you talking about the orange cord in this picture? I'm positive I've got that on my truck!


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block heater

my 6.0 is on the right side but it wasn't easy to find.It is so short if I don't use it for a while it goes back into hiding and is a real pain to get my hands on it.And of course it is always very cold when I need it so it is that much harder to get.This spring I am going to mount a plug into the bumper so I don't have to dig it out.

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