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I was trying to find my block heater tonight. My truck still fires right over but its been no warmer than 35 here over the past week. I thought it was supposed to be passenger side right below the exhaust manifold. I could not locate it.
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i know the cord on mine comes out on the passenger side, ive never gone looking for it however, you dont need to plug it in until the temps are about -10f

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From the factory, the cord is rolled up and taped to harness on pass wheel well. follow cables from battery. plug should be all taped up to for protection. The heater itself is a freeze plug next to motor mount.

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It has done great so far, Guess ill worry about if it if it gets below 0. Odd my wifes power stroke does ALOT better when plugged in below 40. Mine has been the same so far.
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From the factory, the cord is rolled up and taped to harness on pass wheel well. follow cables from battery. plug should be all taped up to for protection. The heater itself is a freeze plug next to motor mount.


I dont plug mine in unless the temperature is going to be around 0* or lower.

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I never had to plug in for starting. even for below zero. Just for some heat for days I leave before sun comes up.

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I have started my lbz in temps around the -35 to -40f mark without being plugged in, all i needed to do was cycle glow plugs twice and it started up, it was very very grumpy, but it started, i dont plug mine in until -10f, otherwise i dont see a need to, hit the command start 5-10 mins before i leave and shes nice and toasty, plus it gives the Allison a chance to warm up a bit before i take off

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I plug mine in for about an hour, at home, when it is freezing to 0F it is cheaper to warm it up with electricity than the wear and tear and diesel. I leave it plugged in till I am ready to go, usually within a couple of minutes, again electricity is cheap.

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i didnt say it was a good thing to start it being that cold, i have mine plugged in right now and the current outside temp is -6.4f, it will start much easier and heat up much quicker

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