Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Chugiak Alaska
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I would take Bugmans advice and get a timer/tune up the the glow plug system. If you are paying the electric bill a timer will pay for itself in month or so. I usually plug in when it gets too below freezing, and have the timer come on 2-3 hours before I want to leave. I may leave it on all night if it is down to -20 or lower, but usually even 2-3 hours works fine at that temp. They make extension cords that have a clear ends that light up when you have power going through the cord. They work great for making sure the outlet/timer is getting power to your truck. Some drape the cord over the drivers side mirror to help remember they are plugged in. If the truck is cold when I plug in my block heater I can hear it working if I put my head down by the driver side tire if I don't have a lighted cord. Make sure you batteries and glow plug system is in good working order in the fall. Remember you can't always plug in when you are away from home.
Early 1999 F350 AUTO 4x4 CC LB DRW 4.10 6.0 trans cooler, Front hitch, 2,000 hubs/ brakes, Bilstein shocks/steering stabilizer, Diesel site coolant filter 203 thermostat, EBV delete, new O-rings, new Oil cooler, RIFF RAFF FRX, Glow plug led, Pillar gauges, Lighted cupholder, Painless wiring fuze block, Harpoon/hutch mods, Removed axle blocks. Air bags, 5 wheel hitch, In bed 7 pin plug. Spare tire key delete. KLHANSEN on speed dial. 75,000 as of May 2019