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Quick question. F.250

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by exmark, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. exmark

    exmark Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    Alright so my f.250 with the v10 engine has a plug up front on the right side. Now this plug I am almost a hundred percent sure is a plug that can be used to plug the truck in over night like in cold weather conditions. My dad however thinks other wise, he doesn't know and doesn't want me messing with it tell I know exactly what it is. Can one of you help me out here by telling me either yes it is a plug to plug it in over night or no it isn't its something else. And if its a plug to plug it in, is it to keep the engine warm or something else. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,188

    Its for a block heater like on the diesels. My dads v-10 has it.
     
  3. Cherryco

    Cherryco Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    My Dad's 99 F350 also has it.
     
  4. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    It's for the electric starter.
     
  5. EvenCutLawnCare

    EvenCutLawnCare Senior Member
    Messages: 207

    Its a hybrid!
     
  6. Pinky Demon

    Pinky Demon PlowSite.com Addict
    from Ohio
    Messages: 1,121

    It's an engine block heater. I wouldn't worry about it though. Unless it gets Alaska cold, the V10 won't have any problems starting.
     
  7. exmark

    exmark Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    Thanks thats what I thought it was. I probably wont be using it, but now that I know what it is it will come in handy if I do need to.
     
  8. IA Farmer

    IA Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    You should post some pics of your truck.
     
  9. exmark

    exmark Senior Member
    Messages: 340

  10. IA Farmer

    IA Farmer Senior Member
    Messages: 410

    Truck looks awesome, excellent choice in plow. What part of Iowa are you from?
     
  11. exmark

    exmark Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    Im in west des moines.