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block heater not working all the time?? and FASS?

I am in Michigan and it gets cold here once in awhile so I put my 7.3 block heater on a timer and it was working great water gage was almost on normal operating temps when I went to drive it. When I would unplug it from the cord I would see a arc/spark (what ever you want to call it) but the truck would be warm. For some reason half the time now I donít get the arc and the truck is cold as if the heater is just not working. Now I know I have power to the end of the cord since the cords end has a little light in it to tell you it has power. What could that be? a fuse? would think it was a fuse because sometimes it works some times it doesnít. I took a look at the end of the plug (trucks end) and I donít see any cuts/shorts.

Also does anyone run a FASS system in your truck? I'm thinking about getting one. Thanks !

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The end on the block heater cord may be bad

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The end on the block heater cord may be bad
thats what I was thinking, but I wiggle it around and it didn't help. werid, I'll replace the end and see if that helps. maybe its just all corroded inside or something.

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you can get the replacement cord at Napa for about 20 bucks also

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Your truck gets to normal temp just being plugged in...in Michigan no less?
Mine barely gets a little above the cold line. The commander shows water temp around 110-120 depending on outside temps. but no where near 180.

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Your truck gets to normal temp just being plugged in...in Michigan no less?
Mine barely gets a little above the cold line. The commander shows water temp around 110-120 depending on outside temps. but no where near 180.
sorry not normal running temp, it would get near the first line in the factory gage. but thatís when the ambient temps are above freezing. but is still moves the gage quite a bit when its below freezing.

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