Does any body know where I can get an electric coolant heater for my 6.9 that I can plumb into the heater hose? I know I have seen them before, just can't find anything... After the crack I am dealing with now, I will not use a freeze plug style block heater ever again....
2003 F-450 4x4, 6.0 PSD, 4.30 Gears, Western Hauler, 19.5 Wheels/Tires; EGR Delete, ARP studs, HPOP, bypass fuel system, cold air intake, EGT gage(more to come), SCT tuner
I bought mine at a heavy truck parts store.
The brand was zerostart 1000w 120v it gets
conected inline on the heater core hose.
cost was around $50.00 part#3305002
hope this helps.
88 E250 Club Wagon xlt 7.3 IDI NA C-6 3.55 171,000
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215 85 16 fronts, 265 75 16 m&s rears
tilt c/c stock for now.
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83 F250 2wd xlt 6.9 extra cab 4spd. 3.54 Capt. chairs rear bench tan & brown needs work. pd $650
and it runs. 255,000 well used miles.
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1000w coolant heater (to be installed soon)
88 f250 2wd. xlt sc long bed 7.3 5spd. 240,000 miles pw. pl. ac. cruise, tilt, stock.
It is very important to mount these below the level of the water-pump, the lower, the better.
This is so that the heat can go up and circulate the coolant.
If you simply mount it in the heater hose, it will only warm the water above it and not the engine.
I installed a fitting in the drain-cock opening of the radiator and mounted the heater beside the frame-rail, then ran a hose up in front of the radiator and "Y"ed it into the heater hose that mounts in the side of the block.
The cold water leaves the radiator, is heated, and the hot water travels up and over, entering the block, and warming the engine.
On a zero day, plug in for two hours and it will start like July.
there are the type that go into the lower radiator hose as well, but I prefer the canister style, which is what you refer. They are circulating style, and the actual proper way to hook them up is to go through the drain plug and t- into the heater hose, that way you get better circulation.
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Tractor Supply Company Carries them. They are relatively inexpensive there. I have one on each of my vehicles and they are great. They don't have them on their website but most of the stores do carry them. autozone and oreillys have them too.