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post #1 of 28 Old 05-21-2011, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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looking at buying a 2011 and have some questions

im in florida and going to wyoming in august and am looking for a new 2011 but down here it is very hard to a turck with a block heater in it and i was wondering how hard it would be to install one yourself. also how well do these trucks behave in the cold. just wondering if anybody could be of any help.
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The Heater is installed from the factory, the only thing they add is the cord. So if you want to add a block heater then all you have to get is the cord

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im 90% sure that only cold weather states get the block heater plug and cord, other states dont get it at all

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I bought mine in CT. No cord or at least I haven't found one.

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I live in Ga and have yet to find the block heater on mine if it came from the factory.I bought the cord because I was told they all come with the heater but there is no where to plug it in.I may let the dealer install a heater this fall because the truck is just getting warm when I get to work when it's cold.

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I bought mine in Iowa, one of the listed "cold weather" states on Fords Website, and there is no Element or no Cord...
That being said, we get below zero temperatures from December through March, and I did not have 1 problem with my truck starting. Until I get my garage built, it just sits in my driveway.

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That's odd!!
I'm in sunny Calif and I have the cord !! WTH

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I bought mine in Iowa, one of the listed "cold weather" states on Fords Website, and there is no Element or no Cord...
That being said, we get below zero temperatures from December through March, and I did not have 1 problem with my truck starting. Until I get my garage built, it just sits in my driveway.
What was the coldest that you ever started ur truck at I am also trying to find out if I even need one
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I beleive we had a few days in January and February both that were close to -20. My remote start even started the truck on those mornings! I'm sure as the truck gets older, I'll wish I had fought the fact that there was no block heater included in my "cold weather" state truck, but for now, she starts up just fine in the cold weather.

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Ok I guess I have made my decision I am going to get this truck I have found down here and when I get to Wyoming and If I start to have problems with cold starts I will go and have it installed or see I'd I can do it at school
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