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Old 10-23-2008, 03:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Engine Block Heater Location on '08 450

I just purchased a new Ford F-450 and I cannot locate the plug for the engine block heater. Has anyone solved this game of where's waldo yet?
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Open the hood and look around and above the RF tow hook.
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Old 10-23-2008, 06:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If your in fron't of the truck, looking through the big square cut in the middle of the fron't bumper, between the two fog lights, it is in there to the left. It was clipped up out of the way on mine, so you just need to look a little. Mine is an F250 not sure if that makes a difference on location or not... And yes you may not have one.
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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More than likely you don't have one. Well you have the block heater but not the cord to plug it up. Ford only put them on a few "cold states" trucks. I'm in WV (not a cold state according to Ford) so I went to a local International dealer and bought one and put it on myself.
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Old 10-24-2008, 05:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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They started this stupid crap on the 6.0 to save money- along with cheap ass stereos and seat material (on the XLT, anyway) and deletion of the rear inner fenderwells. Beats me why anyone would put a block heater on a truck with no chord. Probably costs Mother Ford a whopping five bucks on a truck that costs from 40-60K. Sheesh!
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I agree. However if anyone needs the cord here's the part number #ZBL3600008 and it's less that $30.00
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Just want to thank everyone for their suggestions.... After a couple buddies and I looked for the engine block heater cord it was nowhere to be found. Looks like I will have to go buy one. Thanks again!

'08 FORD F-450 Lariat 4X4, 6.4 Diesel, Two Tone, Fully Loaded!!!!
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Just want to thank everyone for their suggestions.... After a couple buddies and I looked for the engine block heater cord it was nowhere to be found. Looks like I will have to go buy one. Thanks again!

'08 FORD F-450 Lariat 4X4, 6.4 Diesel, Two Tone, Fully Loaded!!!!
Did you buy one, and install it? If so, how was it? How
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I had a dealership install the engine block heater plug... Its cost was around $200 but it makes for easy cold morning startups!
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where is the actual location of the block heater on a 2008 6.4 F250
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Old 10-28-2009, 10:54 AM   #11 (permalink)
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take a look here block heater?
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