The install involved pulling the plug from the block and inserting the new element and then attaching and running the cord. Previous generation of Powerstroke engines allhad the element in the block, The option was just to get the cord. A couple of options for those wanting to install the block heater. Its starting to get cold here in Ohio and it takes forever for this beast to warm up. Once cut, the hoses can be pulled off.
Hey guys how bout a little help. I have read that Ford will install block heaters , but charge extra for the cords, and charge a bunch of dough to install the cord. If you can't find the cord, it is likely because it was never been used and is still … tied up to the passenger side frame rail following backwards from the tow hook. The heater can be plugged in the night before starting the vehicle. ThanksThe block heater will help as a starting aid if it is v cold, but makes little difference in the time it takes for the the truck to throw heat. I specifically ordered the block heater on my truck. Found out when I was installing my plow mount, I don't have a block heater.
I specifically ordered the block heater on my truck. Pickup Trucks, Vans, and Tow-trucks. I specifically ordered the block heater on my truck. The other reason is someone damaged or removed the cord for some reason, you would then need to get under the truck and check the side of the engine block to see it it is there. The only difference here is the cord is a generic one, so you will have to route and secure it as you choose.
Call your dealer to find out for sure. Remove the electrical heater door actuator. Most of the trucks were coming with it, just not the cord. I was surprised neither the element or cord was in stock and had to be ordered. Lift hood, and disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core in the engine compartment located under the cowl on the passenger's side.
Why so long to get this resolved? My dealer must mark up the parts a bit more. Remove the vacuum heater door actuator. Remove the screws or bolts that hold the heater core in place. My neighbor is my mechanic and owns a shop. Eany ideas what the dealer would charge? Go out to your bumper and see if you have the cord.
Disconnect the intake and outtake hoses from the heater core. The parts had to be ordered and took 3-4 days to get in. The orignal core lasted 8 years. Remove the heater core from the car, taking sp … ecial care to keep the core upright so no coolant spills out. Well this one does not, can not find one on the web as im sure i could install it myself, to new i guess. I ordered my truck with out the block heater, assuming if I needed it I could just buy the cord like my previous 4 Superduty trucks.
I also ordered one and will not be happy if it does not show up. I didn't double check before taking delivery and like you, figured all diesels have one right. The quick-connect couplers can the be completely removed from the hoses with a hack saw or angle grinder. Previous generation of Powerstroke engines allhad the element in the block, The option was just to get the cord. There will be some fluid loss when pull the plug. I guess I will have to go argue with the dealer sometime soon and get this straightened out.
My dealer must mark up the parts a bit more. I guess I will have to go argue with the dealer sometime soon and get this straightened out. Mind is tucked in the bumper on the passenger side. To avoid spilling coolant you can partially drain the cooling system, or just pinch off the hoses on the engine side of the connections. The parts had to be ordered and took 3-4 days to get in.