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post #1 of 15 Old 12-16-2008, 10:35 AM Thread Starter
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7.3l Block heater

Does anyone have pictures of where the block heater plug on a 99 7.3 would be at? I killed my batteries trying to crank the truck for my first time in cold weather...so im researching alot trying to avoid this mistake tomorrow.


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well i don't have any pictures, but on my early 99 the cord is right under the radiator and comes out bhind my front liscense plate

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I just went outside and checked it out..i found it...do you plug it up all night? How would I know if my glow plugs are going out?


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I just went outside and checked it out..i found it...do you plug it up all night? How would I know if my glow plugs are going out?
I plug mine in all night. But that is because I never know when I may get called into work. But you do need it plugged in for a minimum of 3 hours for it to work.


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if i know im not on duty for the local fire dept., i usually use a timer to turn mine on,

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if i know im not on duty for the local fire dept., i usually use a timer to turn mine on,
I'm on call 24/7 the great life of being on a prison disturbance control team.


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I'm on call 24/7 the great life of being on a prison disturbance control team.
i'm sure you would have some great stories to tell people, how about you write a book about it and try to sell it on the org because i'd buy the first copy

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do yall know how to tell if my glow plugs are going bad...or are already bad.


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How cold was it?

Your GPR could be going bad.

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