6.7l Block Heater 1st Use

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Well I broke out the block heater connector for it’s first use, literally. It was stowed inside the bumper on a plastic clip covered with electric tape. As I tried to get it free, the clip broke, so use CAUTION. I guess I’ll just tape it down when stowed.
 

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HAHA! Yep I broke mine last night doing the same thing. It was not that cold out but wanted to see if it would make a difference. Well I can say that its not as good as my 97 Powerstroke. But were suppose to be in the single digits in a few days and ill give it another shot.
 
I should have carefully peeled the electric tape off before trying to move the connector.
 
I should have carefully peeled the electric tape off before trying to move the connector.
See mine was not covered with electrical tape it was just clipped on. I was able to get it unclipped and turned around so I could plug the extension cord into it. I was having an issue getting my core to work so I reached up and tried to unclip it and bam I broke it.
 
See mine was not covered with electrical tape it was just clipped on. I was able to get it unclipped and turned around so I could plug the extension cord into it. I was having an issue getting my core to work so I reached up and tried to unclip it and bam I broke it.

Mine was the same way. I wanted to take a look at my plug last night, and the clip snapped with no effort. No electrical tape around it. Gonna hang it up with a zip tie at some point.

On another note, it's not that chilly now, but it will be over the weekend. NWS forecasts 10s-20s all long weekend. OK ok, it's not snow belt cold, but around here that's on the low end.
 
So I live in Northern NY and have started my truck in single digits not issue. I know im suppose to use it. But I wanted to try it.
 
make sure you stow the cable correctly mine got destroyed becuase it fell out and i had to replace the entire cable which is $100 at cheapest and i paid $180 using ford points
 
Does it hurt anything to leave the truck plugged in for multiple days?
 
Block heater on compared to the other vehicles with nothing and engine was at 100 degrees
 

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Dealer told me block heaters aren’t needed anymore on new trucks and not to waste a $110 on adding one. Has anyone not been able to start their truck in cold without a block heater?
A couple years ago, I plugged my 2016 6.7 in because the overnight temps were forecast for 25 below 0. Unbeknownst to me, someone had killed the power to the outlet the truck was plugged into. I remote started the truck in the morning and it started right up. The actual overnight temp was -27. I do still plug it in when it gets below 0, but they will start if you can't. My 7.3 Power Stroke wouldn't even think of starting if it was below freezing without being plugged in.
 
Dealer told me block heaters aren’t needed anymore on new trucks and not to waste a $110 on adding one. Has anyone not been able to start their truck in cold without a block heater?
I plug in so I don't have to warm up the oil as much before I start driving
 

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