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Old 10-19-2012, 09:34 AM
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Block heaters

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It used to be with the power stroke 7.3 that the block heaters were installed at the factory in every truck. The option just sold you the cable. Does anyone know if this is the case on the 6.2L? I looked at a couple trucks that had the block heater option. Unfortunately the one I am considering buying does not have it listed on the sticker. Anyone know if they all come with the heater in the softplug and only need a cable?

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Old 10-19-2012, 09:47 AM
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What's the coldest temps your truck will be sitting in? The 6.2 warms up fast, in single digit temps I've had hot air coming out of the vents after 10-15mins of idling. Plus it doesn't have the gelling issues that come with a diesel in cold weather.

From what I remember, if the truck doesn't have it, it's not there at all, you have to get the cord and the mechanism.
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Thanks for the reply.. Upstate NY..Gets below 0 here quite often. The reason I am asking is because I think it's better to have warm oil when its cold gas or diesel.. I know the PS would not start without being plugged in under 20..
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You won't have a starting issue with the 6.2. It'll make a bit of noise for a few seconds when it first starts but that's it. I react the same way at those temps though, gasp for a few seconds, then I'm good...

I don't disagree with you though that it would benefit from warmer oil on mornings like that. Looking on fordparts.com, it'd be about $200 to add the element ($50) and cord ($150) yourself.
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I know that Ford puts them on for free in 15 cold weather states and is standard, MI is one of them. I got mine and it was on the sticker with $0.00 cost. It is a option in the other states. Here are the states that it comes standard in, the truck must also have been ordered for that state to get it for free:AK, CO, IA, ID, ME, MI, MN, MT,ND, NH, NY, SD, VT, WI, WY.

If you have to order it and pay for it from Ford, it cost $75.
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Kevin do you ever use yours?

I forgot they came standard in some states.
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I know that Ford puts them on for free in 15 cold weather states and is standard, MI is one of them. I got mine and it was on the sticker with $0.00 cost. It is a option in the other states. Here are the states that it comes standard in, the truck must also have been ordered for that state to get it for free:AK, CO, IA, ID, ME, MI, MN, MT,ND, NH, NY, SD, VT, WI, WY.

If you have to order it and pay for it from Ford, it cost $75.
Yep just like metioned above its free in some states. I ordered mine in upstate ny and I live in pa and it came on it free! Or just think of paying $40,000 for the block heater and the truck is free if that makes you feel any better.
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I do, but not till I know it's below 32. I have a 20 amp timer in the garage and I set it to come on 2 hours before I leave in the morning. This way it don't waste electricity for no reason. I only use because I did have a engine seize on me one time because it got so cold and the oil was kinda old, wife car and was not changed often enough. That will never happen again. It was a $6000 lesson and you learn right away the importance of good oil.
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Asked dealer yesterday how much to install in illinois about $400
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That is if they install it, right? If you order it with the truck is only $75.
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To install one you need to drain the coolant out of the engine. Next knock out a frost plug where you want to install the element in the block, then install the element and the cord. Finally put the coolant back in and you are done.
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That is if they install it, right? If you order it with the truck is only $75.
Think I'll throw a blanket over the hood on a real cold day. We get a couple days a year in Houston of cold weather.
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