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Old 08-26-2010, 09:18 AM
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Air intake heater delete plug

I found an air intake heater delete plug and was just curious if anyone has deleted their intake heater and if you noticed a gain in anything? Whats it there for anyways?


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Old 08-26-2010, 09:27 AM
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no gain to be had. Most like to put their boost gauge here. There are some plugs you can buy that are tapped for the boost fitting.

The heater only comes on when you are in park with the parking brake on and when the temp is below 30 something. I dont remember all the details, but its just about useless.
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:14 PM
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In Montana we get real cold, I wanted to pull mine for a boost port but I dont think it would be wise>>> anyone from the cold parts northwest or northest that pulled theirs have any issues??

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Yea even in Montana it is mostly useless. There are so many parameters that have to be met before it's even on
What is the real purpose of the intake heater, and when does Ford say it will operate normally?

"To reduce white smoke during long idle periods at low ambient temperatures, the PCM will activate the intake air heater. Specific conditions must be present before the heater is activated: "

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ambient temperature must be below 0 deg C (32 deg F)
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engine oil temperature must be below 55 deg C (131 deg F)
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vehicle power must be between 11.8 and 15 volts
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parking brake must be applied on manual transmission vehicles
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the transmission must be on park or neutral on automatic transmission vehicles
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glow plugs must be off
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I took mine out, when to the parts house, bought a oil pan plug for a cummins, drilled it and tapped it for a boost gauge and the rest is history.
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:49 PM
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I took mine out, when to the parts house, bought a oil pan plug for a cummins, drilled it and tapped it for a boost gauge and the rest is history.
Exactly what to do.

How'd you tap yours though. Just right in the middle of the socket hole?
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:31 PM
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I had a pipe plug in mine from work then when I got gauges instead of drilling the pipe plug I bucked up and got the one from RiffRaff I like it better as far as looks
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