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Old 12-09-2007, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How does the Fuel heater unplug?

I bought my new powerstroke (1994) and it died on me after about five miles. The fuel heater shorted out, taking the #22 fuse with it. I can not figure out how to unplug it. I had to cut the wire (and did it too close to the plug to reuse it).

I know, that was stupid, but I was over an hour from home and it was butt cold.

So, I need to figure out how to get that off, then find another one and solder it in. Can you help me figure this out?
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Re: How does the Fuel heater unplug?

Most folks just leave the fuel heater unconnected. It's very expensive to replace the components, and, even when working correctly, it's positive effects are negligible.
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Re: How does the Fuel heater unplug?

You guys down south don't even fix glow plugs or install block heaters on reman engines.
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Re: How does the Fuel heater unplug?

On mine, the external bowl connection for the fuel heater is very hard to remove. I fubar'd the fuel heater "thermostat" (the part that the wire connects to and seals on the bowl) trying to get the stupid thing disconnected and had to replace that. I prefer to disconnect the fuel heater from the spade connector inside the bowl (yeah, you have to drain the bowl and remove the filter, but it beats replacing another $40 part). Cheers!
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Re: How does the Fuel heater unplug?

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 82FordTruck</div><div class="ubbcode-body">You guys down south don't even fix glow plugs or install block heaters on reman engines. </div></div>

True, block heaters are optional here, but glow plugs are definately needed. I moved here after living in Alaska for 10 years, so I know about cold temps. In my opinion, you don't need the fuel heater unless temps are well below zero (farenheit).
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