Here's a good link on how to find it if you dont see it, as some have it installed and have a hard time finding it for whatever reason... Diesel Technician Society
It's not "needed" for cold starting, but does make it a lost easier. I live in upstate NY and didn't use it for my first winter at all, started in 0 degree weather. I use it all the time now because start up and warm up just goes a lot faster!
Anyways you have a couple options... $17.00 at O'Reilly auto parts.Part# 3600008, they dont have it in their computers so you might give them the name, "zerostart". Phillips & Temro - Application Guides Go to the US catalogs. They also have them for the 6.4 and 7.3.
Yeah I found that after I got mine, just make sure it doesn't interfere with suspension stuff, pretty simple. My truck was bought new in NY, then traded in, then I bought it here and it never had one on it. Truck came from the Kentucky plant though!?
2006 F-250 6.0 4x4 Vegistroked
SCT Xcal2 w/Innovative Diesel Tuning 466/772 7/19/08 Black smoke don't mean it's broke... it means your tuning sucks!
so do all the motors come with a block heater and not a cord, so all i would need to buy is the cord cause i dont have a block heater or a cord, and i have been wanting to know if i could add it to my truck. But i dont know if i just need the cord or the whole thing
yup all trucks should have the heater. Cord might be missing though. Ford wants something like $60 for the cord.
My truck was originally owned by a guy in Ohio, it has no cord, but has the heater in the block. Crawl under just behind the passenger tire and look up towards the back of the block and should see it there.
Mine hates cold starts even in 40-50° weather, but has yet to fail to actually start in 0° weather. Still wish I could plug it in though, at least on a timer for 3 hours or so before the morning.
2005 F350 Crew Cab Long bed
6.0L / Auto 4x4
SCT X3 5" Magnaflow
4" RCD lift, a bunch of stereo gear and a computer