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Do you have a block heater in your Explorer?

Discussion in 'Explorer Related Polls' started by Crankcase, November 22, 2003.

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    Do you have a block heater?

    1. Yes it does, I use it.

      42 vote(s)
      24.4%
    2. Yes it does, but I do not use it.

      23 vote(s)
      13.4%
    3. No it does not.

      81 vote(s)
      47.1%
    4. It was removed before I bought vehicle/does not work.

      2 vote(s)
      1.2%
    5. What is a block Heater?

      18 vote(s)
      10.5%
    6. Trucks come with Block heaters? I thought those were only in tractors.....

      6 vote(s)
      3.5%
    1. xdviper

      xdviper Active Member

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      Really don't need it here in NYC. Think the X was built in MA, the sticker on the rear window says something about a Ford Factory.
      Unless I see the plugs or the actual thing, I can't say I have one or not, but I doubt it.

      Oh another thing, today us newyorkers, got about 8-12in of snow today, (still snowing), oh sooo fun. It is soo fun driving in the snow next to a 2WD crown victora or impala cop car, watching them trying to get out ditches or parking lots. Donuts, drifts, driving on fresh packs of 10in snow is so fun..

      Also, it sucks for my friend, who also drives a 99 Cobra Mustang. It has the rear drag tires and they are HORRIBLE in this weather. Just one tap of the gas, we were sliding left and right.
       
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    3. thumper477

      thumper477 New Member

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      My Ex has one.I have never tried it.Gonna be cold for the next few days.I am going to try it to see if it works.
       
    4. 1997_4.0XLT

      1997_4.0XLT New Member

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      No need for block heaters in Miami.
       
    5. 1997_4.0XLT

      1997_4.0XLT New Member

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      I knew trucks came with block heaters (esp. some diesel trucks) but I didn't know Explorers came with them.
       
    6. BobWiersema

      BobWiersema Well-Known Member

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      I didnt see a check box for "My Brother swiped it"
      I bought this nice Kat's 1500 Watt Circulating Tank Heater and the radiator hose connector last winter for my Explorer but it wound up in the F-250 we keep up north. I still want one.

      [​IMG]
       
    7. johnvosh

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      All of my vehicles have them, but of course I am up in Canada. I always end up cutting the stock end off of them because they have a temp sensor in them that won't turn the block heater on unless it is under -18 Celsius which I think is just dumb. Still have to buy a new cord for the Explorer though and hopefully it still works!
       
    8. diykid

      diykid New Member

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      Well i have a 94 sport without one. Is there any way to install one? Please check out my posts too please.
       
    9. diykid

      diykid New Member

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      Well i have a 94 sport without one. Is there any way to install one? Please check out my posts too please.
       
    10. chillmiller

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      i do actually... well i think i do .... i have a gen1 and next to my bat tray there is an old looking household plug male-end ... i assume its for a block heater ... i havent used it ... as i live in arizona but its nice to have ( i think)
       
    11. Dono

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      Im a fool! Being that my truck came from a southern climate, I'm sadly without one.
      With synthetics, our motors are protected a bit better but it's not great for them to not be flowing oil very well on cold start until friction warms the oil. Pain in the a$$ draining coolant and getting a plug out. Ugh....I wonder where the factory heater location is on a 5.0?

      Oops, I just saw this thread is back from the dead. Still relevant I suppose.
       
      Last edited: September 27, 2013
    12. BobbyTang

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      Oh yeah... I second that.. Can't wait for the glorious -45c hard starts.. Starting to plug it in tonight...
       
    13. 99SportX

      99SportX Elite Explorer

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      According to the kats app guide, the location for 5.0 is right rear freeze plug. For the 4.0 ohv and sohc, it is right front. I can confirm the 4.0 information as i have one. I have never looked too closely at the one on my 5.0.

      http://www.fivestarmanufacturing.com/getdoc/2c8a6911-c214-4190-9059-d6aaa10fe527/DC12.aspx

      http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS+Performance+Products/555/51120/10002/-1
       
    14. DWRedWhite

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      My 2000 5.0 has a factory installed one. Plug in located right above the license plate. Going to -20 tonight so happy to have it.
       
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    15. Tankentaisha

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      Unless you live in a place where it never gets cold it's always good to have both block and oil pan heaters. Pretty cheap and absolutely essential when it does get cold.
       
    16. gdgiordano

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      hmmm my 97 that hasn't ever left Colorado doesn't have one.
       
    17. Machine090767

      Machine090767 Elite Explorer

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      Block heaters are pretty much standard in all vehicles sold in Minnesota.
       
    18. 92exp4x4

      92exp4x4 Elite Explorer

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      I put them in nearly all of mine. I like the fact of the engine being warm on start up. Less wear over long run, plus I get heat faster in the winter.

      I had a 6.0L powerstroke F550 work truck that would not start without one in winter.
       
    19. 429CJ-3X2

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      No block heater, but I installed a heater in the lower radiator hose of my '01 Sport Trac when I replaced the radiator a couple of months ago. I've used them in a lot of my vehicles over the years.
       

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