F250 2013 Where is engine block plug in?


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Old 02-16-21, 01:46 PM
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F250 2013 Where is engine block plug in?

I have looked online and see it where it used to be on an older model I owned. Where is the plug in for the Ford F250 diesel 2013 model? Been looking all day and any see pictures where to look and can't find it. Starting to get dark here. If anyone knows please let me know. Thank You.
 

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Old 02-16-21, 10:13 PM
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I see you are in Austin, Texas. If that's where you and your truck are from..... you may not have a block heater. It was not standard equipment on diesels sold in the South. I live in NJ and my Ford diesel van came with a block heater due to cold location.

Look closely in the tow hook areas. It may be tied up and has never been used. Mine was on the drivers side. Some of the pickups it was on the left. It will be a black cable with a grounded plug. May have a black cap over the prongs.
 
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Unless you've filled your radiatior with water... contrary to what you Texans might think, your truck will start without being plugged in. 25F is not the end of the world fer cripes sake.
 
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My diesel truck starts routinely in the temps your experiencing without being plugged in. Having good batteries and clean battery cable connections is very important.
 
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Originally Posted by XSleeper
Unless you've filled your radiatior with water... contrary to what you Texans might think, your truck will start without being plugged in. 25F is not the end of the world fer cripes sake.
Remember, it's a big shock to people who aren't used to it.
Comparable to me from Philly visiting my sister in Phoenix AZ in August.
Old-school Phoenix neighbors, "What are you Yankees complaining about, it's only 125°F if you stay in the shade..."
Yeah, bit of culture shock, -like having to bring an oven-mitt to open your mailbox or car door.
 
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Old 02-17-21, 12:22 PM
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I'm well aware it may be a shock for some people. I'm also aware that it was -28F here yesterday morning and my truck started just fine... WITHOUT being plugged in. That's 53F colder than it probably was in Austin last night... so in reality, this is not really anything the op needed worry about.
 
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My 99 Ford E-350 van with the 7.3L diesel and 500k miles no longer has working glow plugs.
I have to use the block heater to start my day.
 
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My 99 Ford E-350 van with the 7.3L diesel and 500k miles no longer has working glow plugs.
I have to use the block heater to start my day
Ah the great T444E engine! Those are excellent long lasting engines if the vehicle does not get eaten alive by rust! The chassis can rust to nothing but the engine would still be working!
 
 

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