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If you have no block heater, will starting the engine with remote start in the Winter time cause any problems.
 

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Had no problems with mine last winter a most the time temps were 10 to 30 above but the coldest remote start was -15 and it fired right up.
 

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I had no problems with mine either, but I would like to install a block heater. Has anyone installed one yet?
 

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I assumed they would be standard all my F150's have had them. I am ordering one to Ontario and although I have never used one on my trucks I thought the diesel should have it.
 

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If you have no block heater, will starting the engine with remote start in the Winter time cause any problems.
They should all come with one. Do you not have one? Cord will come out next to your license plate in the front.

I have one and I am in Texas!
 

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Wasn’t standard on my ‘18 bought in Tennessee either. I’d add it if I lived somewhere where the winter nights got any colder than they do here.
 

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Checked my window sticker was not a option. Checked by my tag no such luck .
 

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Mine did not come with one. I questioned the sales rep on this since he thought it should come with it too as central Iowa gets below the recommended temperature several days/year, but we double-checked and it did not have one. I attempted to order one through the dealer a couple times, but they must have been affected by the recall and out-of-stock. I would like to install one before the winter.
 

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Where is the block heater located on the engine? I've seen diagrams for the 6.7 and 7.3 but can't find it for the 3.0.
 

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From parts.ford.com website and the 3.0L Ford F-150 Diesel Coffee Table Book, it looks like it goes in between cylinders #4 and #5 (left bank of cylinders if sitting in driver's seat) if I am visualizing the pictures correctly.

I'm sure someone who already has one installed (@wreedsvt ? @kdjasper?) can chime in as to where the wiring harness connects to... I plan to get one installed in 2020.
 

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Tasca is showing it as part Heating Unit - Ford (JL3Z-6A051-A) for $46.25 but I don't see if the cord is included. Would be great if someone did a DIY youtube video on installing it. I am down in FL but I am OCD enough to install it. Pretty sure you release the coolant as you do this but probably not a large amount as the heater is topside.

https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-parts/ford-heating-unit-jl3z6a051a/?c=Zz1lbmdpbmUmcz1lbmdpbmUtcGFydHMmaT1NQTE1MjQ0NSZyPTIzJmE9Zm9yZCZvPWYtMTUwJnk9MjAxOCZ0PXBsYXRpbnVtJmU9My0wbC12Ni1kaWVzZWw=
 

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About how long after startup (in colder temperatures) are you guys getting heat out of the vents when not plugged in? I dont see the option for the supplemental cab heater on the website like the 6.7s have, hoping this truck would not need it since the oil and assuming the coolant capacities are so much lower.
 

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Tasca is showing it as part Heating Unit - Ford (JL3Z-6A051-A) for $46.25 but I don't see if the cord is included. Would be great if someone did a DIY youtube video on installing it. I am down in FL but I am OCD enough to install it. Pretty sure you release the coolant as you do this but probably not a large amount as the heater is topside.
Hey Doug - how about when you are up in WV and you can install mine for me and I will film you = you could become a YouTube sensation!:wink2:

From Post #19 in the 19G01 19S11 Engine Block Heater Cord Recall Replacement by @CYODESL, I am able to pull off the following parts #s from his invoice:

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(1) JL3Z-6A051-A  Heater Assembly
(1) JL3Z-6B018-L  Wire Assembly
so I think you also need to order the Wire Assembly also, which I believe is the part # that was recalled/replaced.
 

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I got the cord from tasca, but I don't know if the truck has the block heater or not. It's a 2018 and I know the original owner ordered it from a dealer in upstate NY, so maybe? It's on my list for projects after I get it back from the Bob l body shop for getting hit by two unlicensed drivers simultaneously.
 

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Just looking at the remaining F-150s on the dealer lots here in NE Wisconsin, none of the ones I checked gas or diesel have the block heater listed on the window sticker. It may have been an option, but with the recall I would guess that was an unavailable option for a period of time. Perhaps someone from ford or a dealer could provide information if my thoughts are accurate.
 
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