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'11-16 Upgrades and Aftermarket Upgrading or adding OEM or aftermarket equipment to your 2011-Up Super Duty.

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I thought $16.99 including shipping to my front door was pretty reasonable. (Amazon.com) I've used Clear fingernail polish on a number of things for rust protection with good results. Easy to use as you just paint it on with the cap brush.

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Will it pop out easy enough if you had to pull the bumper off?

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A good idea and very nice work. Thanks for the tip; I will do this install.

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It would be nice if Ford did something tasteful and put the plug behind the F250 emblem, making it on a hinge and work as a door. That would be a real "Sneaky Pete" type thing that would have a real WOW factor.

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It would be nice if Ford did something tasteful and put the plug behind the F250 emblem, making it on a hinge and work as a door. That would be a real "Sneaky Pete" type thing that would have a real WOW factor.

I know, I know, Dream on....
I agree. It would be like the "good old days" (whenever those were) when they used to do things like gas caps behind tail lights etc..

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Filler caps were moved from the rear to the side to reduce the risk of spilling & igniting the entire fuel load during a rear-end collision. My nostalgia doesn't extend to two vehicles (and their occupants) burning to the ground after a relatively minor crash.

Under the contemporary FMVSS, spilling more than one liter of fuel is one of the ways to fail a crash test.

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Holy crap, we were talking about hiding the block heater plug behind the Ford oval. I analogized it to the old gas cap/tail light and you had to come up with THAT?

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Option B

I've seen a write-up where the plug was installed in the wall of the fog light. It's not so obvious, but the same or similar water tight plug was used.

I'd considered Option B but my stock cable has a plastic clip that attaches to the tow hook, so I'm fine with that.

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I've seen a write-up where the plug was installed in the wall of the fog light. It's not so obvious, but the same or similar water tight plug was used.

I'd considered Option B but my stock cable has a plastic clip that attaches to the tow hook, so I'm fine with that.
I've thought about the fog light surround as an ideal location for this plug. Wonder if it'd fit there???
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Eric, mounting on the rear is a very good idea, but for a reason that you might not think of.

In park, the transmission does not circulate any oil, so letting a rig warm up does the transmission oil no good. The toughest (highest pressure) function of an auto transmission is reverse. If you back into the space where you plug in, you start put going forward, not in reverse. this does not matter if it isn'the very cold very often and for months on end, but if you live in minus 40 country (both F and C degrees are -40), you will find that a lot of transmissions rap out at only 100k, and most of them have torn oUT reverse.

That is one mighty fine install.
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On a related note, having just acquired (picking it up later today) a "new-to-me" 2015, F-350, I am assuming that although the engine has the block heater built in, I will have to purchase the necessary heater cord from Ford? (this was the case for my 2006 F-250).

Does anyone know the part number off-hand?

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Does anyone know the part number off-hand?
BC3Z-6A051-A is the block heater element if you do not already have it installed and BC3Z-6B018-H is the power cable. Check for your power cable--mine was tucked up pretty far behind the bumper and so I bought one that is now a spare.
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BC3Z-6A051-A is the block heater element if you do not already have it installed and BC3Z-6B018-H is the power cable. Check for your power cable--mine was tucked up pretty far behind the bumper and so I bought one that is now a spare.
Thanks for those numbers.

Turned out I didn't need them - truck has the heater & came with the cord tuck away. I did the same mod to my old F-250, and I'll probably be doing the same to this one.

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Block Heater

I really liked the solution that was posted to this page. However, I have a Ranch Hand bumper on the front. Nothing to really drill thru because I didn't want to go through the diamond plate. So I came up with this solution. I ordered a light rack mount that would hold the receptacle. I wasn't able to use the supply rubber mounts so I took some tool box drawer liner in between the clamps. It worked great and is very secure. Additionally I didn't want to cut the OEM cord so I butchered a new extension cord and made the pigtail. I plan on getting one of those extension cord protectors to sandwich the pigtail and OEM cord from the weather. Here are some pictures. (Sorry the pictures are upside down. They are ok on my computer)
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that looks nice upside down and right side up!
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