My block heater - PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-29-2008, 05:30 AM Thread Starter
PSN Local
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 126
My block heater I bought my F-250 at the middle of Aug. not knowing what I was getting myself into. It seemed like a good thing at the time and it still does. The only thing I've had to replace so far was the tires. As winter is comming and getting colder, I've been looking for my block heater cord to plug in. I couldnt find it so I took it to a ford dealership in Muskogee, OK. I asked them about the block heater cord and an oil leak I had noticed.
The block heater cord is there. It looks as if someone either left it pluged in and tried to leave or got it snagged onto something and it snapped. Either way all I have is cord and no plug. I go to Lowe's to get a replacement plug. I have 3 wires so I got a 3 prong plug. I've always known 3 wires means positive, ground, and neutral. A friend and I go to strip the wires and all we see is a green wire(clearly marked ground) and 2 wires encased in black. No white stripe, no writing of which is what.
The oil leak: I'm no expert on terms that I've seen so I'll describe as best as I can. when you are standing in front of the motor you can see the turbo and a t looking pipe. I'm guessing this is where the air induction is?? At the bottom of this pipe is oil, on both sides of the turbo is oil. The firewall is covered in oil. Oil is down the Bell Housing.
Question #1....should I just get a new block heater cord and replace the whole thing?? Its like $60-$70 at the dealer. Is it safe to just put another end on it?? if so, which wire is which??
Question #2,....I'm sure you hear this alot. I am no mechanic by any means. I can do simple stuff. Is this something I can do by myself?? I have an appt. at a shop to put my truck up on a rack to see where the leak is. He is only charging me $20 to trace the problem.
kkpsiguy is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-29-2008, 05:32 AM Thread Starter
PSN Local
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 126
Re: My block heater

Oh...and the truck is a 1999 F-250 with a 7.3L as Im sure ya'll know. This is my first diesel. I have a lot of plans to do with it. I've thought about doing stacks on it but have never seen a truck with stacks. I have a friend at work really wanting me to do it also.
kkpsiguy is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-29-2008, 05:39 AM
look what i can do
1badpsd's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Lebanon,TN
Posts: 1,831
Re: My block heater

never seen a truck with stacks where you from? by the way welcome
1badpsd is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-29-2008, 05:46 AM Thread Starter
PSN Local
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 126
Re: My block heater

Tahlequah, Oklahoma....
kkpsiguy is offline  
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may 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 Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome