Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


6.0L Power Stroke Diesel 2003 - 2007 F250, F350 pickup and F350+ Cab Chassis, 2003 - 2005 Excursion and 2003 - 2009 van SPONSORED BY:

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 12-19-2011, 05:59 PM
RECON 1880 RECON 1880 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 3
RECON 1880 is starting off with a positive reputation.
6.0 block heater cord

So I am the owner of my first diesel although I am not a stranger to diesels thanks to the army I have never owned one myself. I have been doing research and understand that the 6.0 L all have block heaters however not all have the cord and that the plug for the cord should be located on the passenger side some where above the starter is this correct? also i bought the cord and from the looks of the part it looks to be an easy install I am just hoping that running the cord isn't too hard, hoping for some insight here.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 12-19-2011, 11:53 PM
powerstroke72's Avatar
powerstroke72 powerstroke72 is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: SW Virginia
Posts: 23,361
powerstroke72 has a superb reputationpowerstroke72 has a superb reputationpowerstroke72 has a superb reputationpowerstroke72 has a superb reputationpowerstroke72 has a superb reputationpowerstroke72 has a superb reputationpowerstroke72 has a superb reputationpowerstroke72 has a superb reputationpowerstroke72 has a superb reputationpowerstroke72 has a superb reputationpowerstroke72 has a superb reputation
Moved to the 6.0L Powerstroke Diesel forum.
__________________
John
2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition, Black / Black Leather
2013 Ford Taurus SHO, Tuxedo Black / Black Leather
2011 F-350 4x4 Lariat Ultimate, Oxford White / Pale Adobe 6.7L PSD 3.55 ELD / Gone but not forgotten.
Moderators, Guidelines, and How They are Enforced / FTE Forum Guidelines

RIP Paul / Hdslider.....you are truly missed.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 12-20-2011, 09:24 AM
kelsey344 kelsey344 is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: geogetown
Posts: 43
kelsey344 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Mine is just behind the front grill on the passanger side of the Truck. I live in Texas and did not find mine untill a few weeks ago. Not that I need it.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 12-20-2011, 09:32 AM
IABill's Avatar
IABill IABill is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Cumming, Iowa
Posts: 416
IABill is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Wink

Hi RECON & Welcome to FTE!
I had to do the same thing about three weeks ago, bought my truck out of Southern Cali. It had no cord. You are correct and not to hard to get to or route the cord into.
I started at the front and fed the heater end past the tow hook & kinda down the frame rail & by the motor mount and above the starter. Used a coupel zip ties to secure & screwed it in and you are done. Only used a few times as we have not seen any bad cold weather YET................ But I do love heat after about two mins of running! Heck last Saturday we made it up around 55 deg. Guess I can live without a white Christmas this year!!
__________________
Light travels faster than sound.
That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
2007 F-350 Lariat CC,LB,SRW,2x4, Brite Box, High Idle sw, No Kitty & Straight Pipe, Blue spring & Sinister coolant filter & Fumoto.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 12-20-2011, 12:03 PM
amdriven2liv's Avatar
amdriven2liv amdriven2liv is online now
I'm hitting easy street
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Southern, Washington
Posts: 4,869
amdriven2liv has a brilliant futureamdriven2liv has a brilliant futureamdriven2liv has a brilliant futureamdriven2liv has a brilliant futureamdriven2liv has a brilliant futureamdriven2liv has a brilliant futureamdriven2liv has a brilliant futureamdriven2liv has a brilliant futureamdriven2liv has a brilliant futureamdriven2liv has a brilliant futureamdriven2liv has a brilliant future
Since you are starting fresh. Might think about a marinco plug. Scroll through tech folder and there is a good link for info.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 12-28-2011, 10:56 AM
F250W6.0 F250W6.0 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 145
F250W6.0 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by amdriven2liv View Post
Since you are starting fresh. Might think about a marinco plug. Scroll through tech folder and there is a good link for info.
Can you recommend a cord I have located several but am wondering about the ones that turn 90degrees at the heater. was wondering if I better get the straight one?(which of course cost more)
Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 12-28-2011, 01:10 PM
IABill's Avatar
IABill IABill is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Cumming, Iowa
Posts: 416
IABill is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Wink

I used the 90deg one from my International dealer...
__________________
Light travels faster than sound.
That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
2007 F-350 Lariat CC,LB,SRW,2x4, Brite Box, High Idle sw, No Kitty & Straight Pipe, Blue spring & Sinister coolant filter & Fumoto.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 12-28-2011, 02:24 PM
Rusty Axlerod's Avatar
Rusty Axlerod Rusty Axlerod is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Enterprise, Alabama
Posts: 4,659
Rusty Axlerod has much to be proud ofRusty Axlerod has much to be proud ofRusty Axlerod has much to be proud ofRusty Axlerod has much to be proud ofRusty Axlerod has much to be proud ofRusty Axlerod has much to be proud ofRusty Axlerod has much to be proud ofRusty Axlerod has much to be proud ofRusty Axlerod has much to be proud ofRusty Axlerod has much to be proud of
Good info on installation and routing:
DTS Articles - 6.0L Block Heater Cord Location and Routing
__________________
"Thinkin ain't knowin"
2006, King Ranch, F250, Lariat, Super Duty, Powerstroke, FX4, CC, SRW, 20in Ultra Motorsports Goliath wheels. 2in leveling kit, Husky 16K roller hitch, ScanGaugeII. Sinister coolant filter. Blue spring. BPD EGR cooler. Riffraff CAC boots w/metal cold side tube, STC update. Fumoto valves. CAT ELC. DashBoss.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 12-28-2011, 05:21 PM
F250W6.0 F250W6.0 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 145
F250W6.0 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by IABill View Post
I used the 90deg one from my International dealer...

Thanks Bill.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 12-28-2011, 08:06 PM
IABill's Avatar
IABill IABill is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Cumming, Iowa
Posts: 416
IABill is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Wink

Glad to be of help!!
__________________
Light travels faster than sound.
That's why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
2007 F-350 Lariat CC,LB,SRW,2x4, Brite Box, High Idle sw, No Kitty & Straight Pipe, Blue spring & Sinister coolant filter & Fumoto.
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 12-29-2011, 07:48 AM
HillbillyTim HillbillyTim is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 36
HillbillyTim is starting off with a positive reputation.
I installed a block heater cord on my truck yesterday. I used the cord I bought at the Ford delership and it took me about an hour to do it. I'm trying it out this morning to see how it works.

Tim
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 12-29-2011, 09:27 AM
F250W6.0 F250W6.0 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 145
F250W6.0 is starting off with a positive reputation.
[quote=HillbillyTim;11210105]I installed a block heater cord on my truck yesterday. I used the cord I bought at the Ford delership and it took me about an hour to do it. I'm trying it out this morning to see how it works.

Tim[/quote
I just found out yesterday that the block heater cord for Katz will work just fine. I bought the 3/8 flexible chase to run it though as well as the zip-ties, and cord for $22.78. Going to install today. Did a high idle mod and installed back-up lights last-night. I am just too poor to pay Ford for their cord when I be functional, for almost a tenth of the cost. I can see that a lot of people want to keep their rigs "original", and if you can and want to, I think it is great.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 01-02-2012, 11:51 AM
f350crewzer f350crewzer is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 14
f350crewzer is starting off with a positive reputation.
Block heater short

I think I found abetter place for this question.

I have an 05 350 6.0. Up until yesterday, my block heater was working fine, now I have a short. I made my way from the house outlet to the truck plug, to the heater plug.
I have a Marinco cord with a bracket mounted to my rear hitch assembly. If i check ohms there (with the cord plugged into the heater), it shows shorted.
When I unplug the cord from the heater, it's fine.

Is it possible for the heater itself to have a short??

Would definitely appreciate any input, figures it happens when it FINALLY starts to get cold.... sigh.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 01-02-2012, 04:04 PM
KRDiesel's Avatar
KRDiesel KRDiesel is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Farmington NM
Posts: 2,600
KRDiesel has a great reputation on FTE.KRDiesel has a great reputation on FTE.KRDiesel has a great reputation on FTE.KRDiesel has a great reputation on FTE.KRDiesel has a great reputation on FTE.KRDiesel has a great reputation on FTE.
yes the heater can go bad.

BTW I am down to 20 minutes to replace the cord. I need to remember to unplug it BEFORE backing out of the drive way
__________________
Steve Cox-2003.25 F-250 CC 6.0 FX4 King Ranch
4" Turbo back-
Ranch Hand Cattle Guard-Hollandia sunroof
K40 2000 Radar & Laser 48 Gal fuel tank-Pioneer AVIC-D3,3 amps,12' sub, DVD, TV in headrests
JOIN NEW MEXICO CHAPTER HERE!
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 01-02-2012, 04:12 PM
f350crewzer f350crewzer is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 14
f350crewzer is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by KRDiesel View Post
BTW I am down to 20 minutes to replace the cord. I need to remember to unplug it BEFORE backing out of the drive way
Sorry that gave me my first laugh of the day and it's 5pm.

Just a thought, I ran my cord back to my rear bumper with a bracket mounted to my hitch assembly. You could probably do it in such a way if you were to pull forward, rather then destroying the cable, it would just pull out of the socket. I have mine angled down to keep water out and make it less of a trip hazard, but I think it would still pull out pretty quickly. The bracket isn't going anywhere!

thanks for the laugh (no offense meant)
Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2012, 04:12 PM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Diesel > 6.0L Power Stroke Diesel

Tags
2004, 2008, 60, 60l, block, cord, diesel, f550, ford, heater, heaters, installing, located, plug, replacement, research

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:54 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup