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Doesn't seem to be a problem for trucks that just sit in driveways. :mocking:
 

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Doesn't seem to be a problem for trucks that just sit in driveways. :mocking:
:lolol:

I'll have you know though that I did witness him driving it once. :laugh:
 

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I'll have you know though that I did witness him driving it once. :laugh:
Hope you snapped a pic of that, such a photographically documented rarity could be worth money one day.

It would be right up there with the ivory bill woodpecker, bigfoot, UFOs, etc.,etc. :thumbup1gif: :lol:
 

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I did too :mocking:
So...............................that's twice, his odds of a fire are greatly increasing. :lol:
 

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Doesn't seem to be a problem for trucks that just sit in driveways. :mocking:
I'll have you know, it's almost time for the 5th oil change. :lol:
Once a year regardless. :hide:


Hope you snapped a pic of that, such a photographically documented rarity could be worth money one day.
It would be right up there with the ivory bill woodpecker, bigfoot, UFOs, etc.,etc. :thumbup1gif: :lol:
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Must be time to change the oil in the new tractor, No? OH wait..................... :lol:
 

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Must be time to change the oil in the new tractor, No? OH wait..................... :lol:
:lolol: Have you no sympathy?
 

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Interesting, my 2016 f250 may be effected. I have a block heater, but have never used it. There really is no need to plug gas engines in around here.
You know, I just assumed my 2015 F150 didn't have one, maybe it does. :dunno:
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I'll have you know though that I did witness him driving it once. :laugh:
I saw him also when he drove it the other time.
 

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I saw him also when he drove it the other time.
That's three, we just need one more witness to step forward and we can verify his need for a 5th oil change. :lol:

Honestly though, leave it to Ford to put a block heater on a gas engine. :banghead:
 

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I live a sheltered life down here just below the mason dixon line where temps are mostly moderate (thankfully) and I never realized they put block heaters on gas engines. Of course I know about block heaters on diesels, but never heard of them for gassers. :dunno: I guess that's one new thing I learned today and since that is my limit I can go back to bed. :good2:

Is that to warm the oil to minimize wear on start up? I'll check back for the answer tomorrow and that will check off tomorrows Learn a New Thing requirement. :mocking:

I hope they fired the bean counter that decided to save $.02 per truck by eliminating the dab of grease.
 

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I saw him also when he drove it the other time.
Did Kenny or PJR832 pay you to say that? :lol:


Is setting the engine on fire one of Fords "Better Ideas" for a block heater?
It's damn good thing I don't drive mine. :think:
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I live a sheltered life down here just below the mason dixon line where temps are mostly moderate (thankfully) and I never realized they put block heaters on gas engines. Of course I know about block heaters on diesels, but never heard of them for gassers. :dunno: I guess that's one new thing I learned today and since that is my limit I can go back to bed. :good2:

Is that to warm the oil to minimize wear on start up? I'll check back for the answer tomorrow and that will check off tomorrows Learn a New Thing requirement. :mocking:

I hope they fired the bean counter that decided to save $.02 per truck by eliminating the dab of grease.
I think dieselshadow has posted in the past about living in Alaska where most all vehicles have block heaters. In the towns there were cords on all the parking meters so you could plug in while doing your business in town.
 

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I think dieselshadow has posted in the past about living in Alaska where most all vehicles have block heaters. In the towns there were cords on all the parking meters so you could plug in while doing your business in town.
Yes, this is true. Everywhere you go in Alaska, it's very common to see "Head Bolt Outlets" in front of homes and businesses. You'll see either a fence of sorts with only a top rail that has outlets all along it, outlets every so often along side a building, or even concrete posts with outlets on them.





 

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That's three, we just need one more witness to step forward and we can verify his need for a 5th oil change. :lol:

Honestly though, leave it to Ford to put a block heater on a gas engine. :banghead:
Because the ones offered by GM and RAM don't count? :)

In all seriousness, block heaters aren't "only" to help cold-start on Diesel engines, they also protect against block damage in extremely cold climates. If your engine block gets down to extremely low temps and then you start the motor, it will heat up "very fast" and there's a good chance that the expansion of the metals will cause damage. Not to mention the issues that could arise just from the extreme cold if you don't keep the block from dipping way down into the low numbers.
 
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