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  1. General 6.0L Discussion
    On my F250 6.0 2004 model for several days when I plugged in the cord to the block heater the breaker kicked. I put a new end on the cord....same thing. I bought a new cord from O'Reilly's. Same thing, breaker tripped as soon as I plugged it in. My diesel mechanic is booked for four weeks out...
  2. Colorado Members
    recently replaced the GPR and block heater cord and coil. truck doesn't like to start after being plugged in. timer turns on at 2am and I leave at 6am. the temp gauge on the dash doesn't show any type of heating up. cranks but doesn't turn over and if im lucky enough it will turn over but then...
  3. 99-03 7.3 Motor Problems
    recently replaced the GPR and block heater cord and coil. truck doesn't like to start after being plugged in. timer turns on at 2am and I leave at 6am. the temp gauge on the dash doesn't show any type of heating up. cranks but doesn't turn over and if im lucky enough it will turn over but then...
  4. 99-03 7.3L Powerstroke Problems
    Recently replaced the GPR and checked to see if it is working correctly and it is, batteries have 12.84 before start, also replaced the block heat cord and heater itself the same day. Mechanic I took it took it too says he replaced the GP and Injectors when I took it in because it wouldn't start...
  5. 99-03 7.3L General Discussion
    Hello, my 2000 F-250 7.3 is equipped with an 110V Engine Block Heater and i am looking for a possibility to use it in our cold bavarian winters. Is there any information available about the Amp draw / Watts of this heater ? So i will be able to calculate the Converter Power i need to bring...
  6. Engine 911
    Greetings, all Looking for a little quick help to get my F250 through the coming days of -25 -30 degree weather here in Alberta. Went to plug the block heater in last night, and it sparked and shorted and actually melted the plug - glad I was standing right there to pull the power just as it...
  7. 6.0L Problems Forum
    hey can someone please tell me how to remove my block heater cable from my 06 6.0l psd i drove away with it plugged into the extension cord a few days ago and since then it has been tripping my GFCI. i am hoping i only damaged the cord. i would like to remove it and OHM test it with my...
  8. 6.0L Problems Forum
    So I have been plugging my truck up in the cold and it doesn't act like its been plugged up. I feel around the block and it's not warm either so either the cord is bad or my block heater is bad. Can anyone give me some advice on how to test these? Also how would I go replacing? I know the cord...
  9. 99-03 7.3L General Discussion
    I will be heading to college this fall and being from wisconsin my truck will need to be plugged in during the school year. I will be living on campus and don't think ill have access to an outlet. Does anyone have any ideas on what I can do or is my only alternative buying a winter beater to...
  10. General 6.0L Discussion
    Hello everyone. I was wondering if it was a good idea to use the engine block heater because I was using it alot during the month of January and by the end of the month, all 8 of my injectors and fuel pump were dead. I was wondering if that had anything to do with the block heater. Another thing...
  11. 99-03 Ford Excursion Forum
    Hi, I have an '01 7.3 Excursion and am having troubles with it starting. I live in Steamboat Springs and it has been extremely cold (below 0) for the past few weeks. For the past month or so my X would start fine in very cold weather, even when it wasn't plugged in. Now, all of a sudden it won't...
  12. 6.0 Motor problems
    Im sure there are several threads similar to this one, but every thread is unique. I have a friend that owns a 2004 Powerstroke, nothing done to it, except it has had its oil cooler replaced i believe. I have never torn apart an engine, but I am very mechanical and have been waiting to get into...
  13. Early 99 Discussion
    The block heater went out on me a few days ago, haven't had a chance to replace it (or clean the terminals to see if it was that) but I don't think this is the issue. I went out to start my truck this morning after not having it plugged in. I let the glow plugs kick in and after the light went...
  14. General 6.4L Discussion
    if not exactly where do i look to see if mine has one? ive been curious for a while now.
  15. 6.0L Ford Excursion Discussion
    I currently have a 05 Excursion EB with the Powerstroke. Its the second one I have owned. Both had the factory block heater, which I must have in Ohio. I just bought my third one, its in Florida, and I asked the dealer to check the front if one is there because it was not listed on the...
  16. 6.0 Motor problems
    After I plug the block heater in after about 5min or so, the GFCI trips. Tried another outlet/circut and different cord, but same thing happens...Short in block heater? Anyone else had an issue with this? :dunno:
  17. 6.4 Electronics Discussion
    I live in Missouri and it gets down to 0-10 degrees in the winter. i have a 2008 6.4 and i do not know if i have the block header cord or not yet, i havent looked. my previous truck was a 2000 7.3 and i plugged that in or it wouldnt start in the cold mornings. do i need to worry about...
  18. 911 Urgent Situations
    ok, I have a 1995 F250 with the 7.3 Powerstroke (early 95). It's been a great truck but this winter I started having cold starting issues. I live in the Pacific Northwest and it hasn't been all that cold with lows in the high 30's/ low 40's. The truck will not start unless I use the block heater...
  19. 99-03 7.3L General Discussion
    i have a 2003 f350 7.3 and i can not find my cord or the heater....my truck will not start and I really need help....
  20. General 6.0L Discussion
    Anybody know how many amps and/or watts the block heater uses? I can't find any information in the owner's manual .... It is a 2005 E350 with the 6.0 if that makes a difference. Thanks!
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