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post #1 of 5 Old 01-04-2014, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
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Block heater

Hi to all
I'm new to the forum. I have a 02 excursion xlt with a7.3 . With the tempature in in the low teens my truck is hard to start in the am. I would like to know in 02 did they have block heaters. If not is there option from the dealer that I can plug into the truck.
If anybody has any other ideas please feel free to post
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It will have one already....

Take a look in the bumper opening, low above the ft. plate, for a power cord (should have a cover over the plug and be coiled). If not, look above the Oil Filter for where the block heater actually is and you should see where that cord goes to it.
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Thanks found it I must have looked there 20x I guess w all the snow it pushed it out

Now will this help w my fuel line from freezing or should I add dry gas
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it won't help

I would use an additive but not sure about dry gas ?

maybe power service deisel kleen in the white bottle i don't think your fuel is " freezing " but possibly gelling IMHO

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I had a 2002 gas 5.4 that had a block heater. Definitely noticed a difference on very cold mornings.
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