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Who has installed their block heater?

Greetings from igloo land aka Canada. Just a quick question for the forum experts, if anyone here has installed (I am sure everyone but me!) their own block heater on their PS, on a scale of 1-10 what was the difficulty level? A block heater is, for some bizarre reason here in Canuckistan, the only option my truck does "not" have and I kicked myself last winter for not having one when I was up country in particular (-45ish at times).
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Seems very strange you do not have that option. I think it was a standard item on our trucks. Obviously you have looked for it right? Not to be a smart a$$, but a lot of guys have trouble finding the plug as it is buried deep in the front bumper/rad area.

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You have a block heater on your 6.0l. They all come with them but they do not come with the cord(Not all of them at least).

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Thanks for the heads up and yes I had checked to see where on earth it was..my neighbour has the same issue with his '07 too. My old King Ranch had one..I'll put on my reading glasses and go check again lol..my wife has been telling me I'm not getting any younger..mabey she is right after all..thanks.
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Look through the passenger side wheel well it will be above the starter..

Can't see it from under the starter.

Here is a photo..

Note: Heater is to the left of the freeze plug.

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Look through the passenger side wheel well it will be above the starter..

Can't see it from under the starter.

Here is a photo..

Note: Heater is to the left of the freeze plug.
Yea I ahd this problem too when i was working up in Maine last year. I think you can probably find a heater cord at your local auto parts store or even on line and I belive they are fairly inexpensive. The difficulty is very low....just screw in the cord to the heater, when you get it good and tight just route the cord down along the frame using zip ties to secure it.

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Yea I ahd this problem too when i was working up in Maine last year. I think you can probably find a heater cord at your local auto parts store or even on line and I belive they are fairly inexpensive. The difficulty is very low....just screw in the cord to the heater, when you get it good and tight just route the cord down along the frame using zip ties to secure it.
What he said... They are pretty readily available online and not expensive at all. Just connect it and route away from the hot stuff and make the plug accessible to reach and plug it in.

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My truck came from Arizona, and didn't have the cord, but I believe that they all have the heater installed above the starter. tough to see, but easy to feel. I got a cord for mine on ebay. Look carefully, you will find it.
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Problem solved and another thank you to all the friendly, knowledgable members here! I purchased and just finished instaling all the appropriate hardware..feels good to be ready for ol' man winter this year..lol..now for new tires, take care all.
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I thought Canadians were born knowing all about block heaters....after all most of us have to plug in 5 months out of the year.


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