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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-16-2010, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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Inline Tank/Circulation block heaters

http://answers.canadiantire.ca/answe.../questions.htm
...that style, to prevent any confusion.

Have any of you guys installed one of these on your 04 & up? I would just like to see if there were any complications or installation tips to make life simpler. Where you mounted etc. Maybe they are not even recommended with these newer trucks?

Had one on a previous truck & it worked great, truck would only need to be plugged in for about 1/2 hour in -30 weather to be blowing warm air upon startup, at the cost of a slightly steeper electrical bill.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-20-2010, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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incase there is anyone who might be able to chime in, or make any recommendations, ol man winter has set in and I would like to install this heater, but would prefer to find someone who might have installed one before I attempt it in this truck, more to lose than there was in my 74 f100
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I think that you've answered your own question, having had a good experience with the product in the past.

Looking at it online, it looks like it only needs to be spliced into one of the small (heater diameter) coolant lines, with the power cord run to a readily accessible location on the truck's exterior.

If that's the case, I don't really see what the risk is to installing it on any truck, new or old. If you're really worried about it, put in a manual bypass line with some shutoffs that will let you isolate it.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-21-2010, 11:29 PM
 
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suggestion, dont buy shit from can tire, low quality crap. order one from online or from your local heavy duty supplier. and make sure you install it low in the system so it doesnt run dry and burn out, other then that wiiiiiicked

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