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Block heater ?

Hello, I am new to this forum and just wanted to ask a quick ?. I bought a 2012 Powerstroke and it did not come with a block heater. I was wondering if I buy the parts from my ford dealer and install them myself, will I void any part of the power train warranty? My dealer wants $550.00 for parts & install, that's just way to high. If I just buy the parts and do it myself it will only be $147.00 total. I was just worried about voiding any type of warranty though? Thanks in advance.
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i can get you a better deal than that
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Yeah I might take you up on that but the main issue I was asking about was if installing it myself would void any of the warranty on the truck?
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it shouldnt void the warrenty, because they came with block heaters
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Yeah I thought so to but my dealer here said they quit ordering block heaters back about 3 years ago unless somebody specifically ordered it with it. Right now it just has the silver plug in the block that you can see from the passenger side front wheel well. I read on another posting on this forum that its not hat hard to do and he posted pics. How muh could you sell me the element and wire for? And is it new?
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$138 SHIPPED
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for the element and wire, brand new OEM
Let me know if you want it ordered
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Ok, thanks.
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Hello, I am new to this forum and just wanted to ask a quick ?. I bought a 2012 Powerstroke and it did not come with a block heater. I was wondering if I buy the parts from my ford dealer and install them myself, will I void any part of the power train warranty? My dealer wants $550.00 for parts & install, that's just way to high. If I just buy the parts and do it myself it will only be $147.00 total. I was just worried about voiding any type of warranty though? Thanks in advance.
I'd discuss your intent on the DIY with the service dept of your dealer. I'm kind of lucky, there are several dealers in the area and I just shop around until I find the "right" answer that supports my intent.

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Probably one of those deals that you ask 10 guys and get 10 different answers. I'm keeping what I have. I like the look, I like the sound. I don't think you would ever notice the difference on the street. Maybe on the dyno, but I don't ride there.
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Installing a OEM block heater will NOT void your warranty.

The quality of your workmanship could. If you damage another part while you are installing the block heater. Then that would not be warranty. i.e. If you leave shards of metal in the coolants from trying to remove the plug and they float around and destroy the water pump. Your bad.

Remember besides the heater element, You will loose some coolant when you pull the plug out of the block and it will need to be replaced.

Ford installs the block heater in every truck delivered into the northern states. Something like 13-15 states get it as a default. The remaining 37 or so states have to order it as an option, and most dealers just don't order it.

How cold do you expect it to be around where you live? I started my truck many days last winter at -25F with no problems with no block heater. Just push the remote start and go out 5 minutes later and get into the truck that was running.

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