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Old 12-31-2007, 02:02 PM
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engine heater??

alright my dad has a 95 reg. cab 4x4 stoke with 435,000 miles. was wondering how to tell if the engine heater in working.....its a cold blooded b!tch. I know for sure that the cord we are using is big enough and that it is plugged in and working ( special little light on the end on the cord. ). So what is the best way to check???? Thanks
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the best way i know of is to try and start the ol' girl. after plugging it in, give it at least two hours before starting.
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Well, I would say the easiest way would be, remove it, plug it in and touch it (cautiously) I've never had mine out but it looks like a spin of the nut would remove it.
You could do a resistance check if you have an ohmeter. I don't know exactly what resistance it should be but, most heater elements either work or don't. When they go bad, the circuit opens. You could check this right at the plug. Any reading would more than likely mean it is good, an open reading means no good.
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Old 12-31-2007, 03:04 PM
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By the way, congrats on the mileage! 435k is an admiral feat. I probably won't have mine that long but it sure makes me feel good that I got a powerstroke.
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Old 12-31-2007, 03:39 PM
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By the way, congrats on the mileage! 435k is an admiral feat. I probably won't have mine that long but it sure makes me feel good that I got a powerstroke.
yea, and it still runs like a champ. thanks for the advice.
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