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Ford Glow Plugs

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by WALKERS, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. WALKERS

    WALKERS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    Is it bad to keep my truck plugged in for along period of time? Does it really shorten the life of the glow plugs.? Thanks in advance:waving:
    JOSH
     
  2. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    Ive never heard that....hope not cause mine stays plugged in when its not getting drove!;)
     
  3. WALKERS

    WALKERS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    I do to when ever its down around 20s that way I can go in the morning when I want to.
     
  4. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    The block heater has absoluetly NO effect on the glow plugs of the truck! I wouldn't be worried about it one bit!
     
  5. greenscapes inc

    greenscapes inc Member
    from utah
    Messages: 72

    Nope the block heater has nothing to do with glow plugs. But from what I hear the block heater sucks 1000 Watts when its plugged in. I keep my truck on a timer and it turns on three hours before I get in it. Leaving your truck plugged in day and night when its not being driven is a waist of money.
     
  6. oldmankent

    oldmankent PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,318

    Ditto. I agree. The block heater heats up the coolant in the block. Has nothing to do with the glow plugs. I also keep my truck on a timer. Turns on 4 hours before I leave in the morning. Leaving it plugged in all the time is a waste of electricity.
     
  7. WALKERS

    WALKERS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    Thanks guys for the info :waving:
    JOSH
     
  8. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    Yes thanks...didnt think it mattered but appreciate the expertise!:salute: