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Old 05-21-2005, 05:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Install a block heater in an F350??

How big of a job is it to install a block heater in a 2005 F350? The dealer wants $200 to do the job. I would just as soon put the $200 in my pocket and do it myself.
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Old 05-21-2005, 05:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Install a block heater in an F350??

OK, every 6.0 truck built has a heater in the block from the factory. What you are missing is the cord and that is far from $200.00. It is a $30 part and a bit of time. Do Not Buy a Block Heater!!!! Look over the starter on the passanger's side of the engine in a freeze plug. It is there.

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Old 05-21-2005, 07:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Dave,
Don't you just gotta "love" those DEALERS!!!!!! Quinine bunch of soweegens!!! You just saved me some bucks. Bless you and thanks again.
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You are very welcome. That is why we all are here. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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Re: Install a block heater in an F350??

Where do you get the cord/hook-up for the plug?
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Old 05-22-2005, 03:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Install a block heater in an F350??

My truck came with the cord and heater. You can get the cord from Ford or West Marine (www.westmarine.com). It is used for marine applications (the heater not the 6.0).

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On edit; I don't see it at West Marine, but someone showed me one time.
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Re: Install a block heater in an F350??

I got mine at an international dealer for about $20 but after looking at it, it is the same as my big trucks so I would say any big truck dealer should be able to hook you up.

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Just got mine from here http://www.trademotion.com/partlocat...tegoryID=73125 great price on upfitter switches too.
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