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quick ? abou block heaters

i have a 04 6.0 CCLB and was wondering how hard it is to put a block heater in, or if its already there and all u need to do is wire it.

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It's there, and more than likely already has a cord on it. You just can't see it. They hid them very well. International put them in every motor. 05's and newer were destination based for the cords. Other wise they were an option.

Here is a link. Start looking above your starter to see if the cord is coming out of the heater. Then get a bright light and look behind the bumper near the passenger side fog light and tow hook. It's there. Zip tied, just waiting for you to unleash it's warming power!:

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the yeah my trucks got it i just found the plug behind my bumper next to my fog light thx for the help ill probally plug it in tonight

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Glad you found it. They really zip tie those in there.

Do you have an ECT gauge? If so, if you plug it in tonight, I would like to know what the temp ends up being in the morning. If you don't mind.
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i dont have gauges yet, working on it. but i plugged it in tonight to see if it works. ill just put the key to the ON position and turn the heat on and see if warm air comes out in the morning. temps getting to 40* tonight

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is there a way to test to make sure the heater is heating or still good? i plugged it in and it didnt seem to effect how fast the truck warmed up or how its stared... suggestions plz

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you can hook an ohm meter across the block heater plug. it will either be open or show resistance. open is bad. it won't put out enough heat to blow warm before it is started. its just supposed to bring it from well below freezing to warm enough to start. you shouldn't have to use it til10 degree f. that said using it from 32 f will shorten warmups and improve mileage

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Since it has never been used, it should be working. Do you have a temp gun? I'm not too handy with trying to test electrical from that stand point. Hope someone will chime in with a way for you to test it.

Edit:I guess someone did!!!!
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ya its not gonna put heat out right away. to my knowledge i thought it just heated the block to where the oil was warmer for easier starts

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there is actually a second plug connection in the cord maybe a foot from the end. double check to see if its good, if the ohm meter shows open.

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