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Old 11-19-2008, 12:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Block Heater 99 F350

Looking for the Block heater in a 99 F350 7.3L PS. I have a plug but it looks like it is hooked up to the transmission.
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it is the only plug in your grill area.........
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it is the only plug in your grill area.........
There is a plug in the grille area but I followed it out and it is going into the transmission into 2 different areas.
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It should go into the engine block. I have not traced mine out but that is what I read. You can do a search on this site for block heater if you want more info...
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Well I tried to upload a pic but I'm not tech savy. The block heater wire runs on top of the drivers side frame rail, turns to the left where it enters block at the oil cooler right above the oil filter.
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That is good to know. I have to plug mine in when it is cold because I have 3 bad glow plugs that I need to replace.
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Just a heads up.. I just got done ordering Glow Plugs and Valve cover gaskets for replacement. I wasnt aware that the Valve cover gaskets are reusable. at 90.00 each I will reuse the ones I have and return the ones I bought unless the pins look bad. Thanks for your help on the heater
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What brand of glow plugs did you get? I read some of the cheap ones won't last very long and can swell/break. I'm going with motorcraft. Thanks for the heads up on the valve gaskets. You might check out this article before replacing your glow plugs.

"Glow plug removal article"

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Looking for the Block heater in a 99 F350 7.3L PS. I have a plug but it looks like it is hooked up to the transmission.
Crawl under the truck with your head under the oil filter. Look up to the base of the oil filter. That is also the base of the oil cooler. The so-called block heater element screws into the oil cooler base above the oil filter. That orange electric cord you see there runs to the grill area of the truck, where you would plug it inti an extension cord.

The heater element is screwed into a water jacket. There are both oil and water jackets in the oil cooler.

Here's mine, looking up from below the oil filter. That white blob is the filter.
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