F250 Cold weather starting - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Trucks | Utes | Vans |SUVs | Crossovers > Ford F-100 | Ford F-150 | Ford F-250 | Ford F-350 | Ford Super Duty | Ford Diesel
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

Ford F-100 | Ford F-150 | Ford F-250 | Ford F-350 | Ford Super Duty | Ford Diesel Forum for discussion of the Ford F100, F150, F250, F350, Superduty and Diesel trucks.

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-20-2008, 11:29   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1
F250 Cold weather starting

Hello, I am new to this forum. I have a 2002 F250 7.3 disel, When the temp drops below 20-15 F i Can't get it started. Charging system is good, Glow plugs seem good. It starts fine when the temp is higher. I am going to put a block heater in, the kind that goes into the freezer plug. Will this solve the problem?
Fbena is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 01-21-2008, 06:09   #2 (permalink)
wwb
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Manitowoc, WI
Posts: 138
Re: F250 Cold weather starting

I'm pretty sure there was a block heater installed at the factory. They come with the cord tied in a bundle right at the block, and the dealer is supposed to untie the bundle and thread it out to one if the tow hooks. Have you ever crawled under the truck and looked?

If you don't have one, you should definitely install a freeze plug heater. Then go to Lowe's or Home Depot and get a "heavy Duty" plug-in timer (rated for at least 10 amps). Set the timer to turn the heater on about 1 hour befor you leave if the truck is in a garage, 2 hours if it sits outside.
wwb is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Trucks | Utes | Vans |SUVs | Crossovers > Ford F-100 | Ford F-150 | Ford F-250 | Ford F-350 | Ford Super Duty | Ford Diesel



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 17:09.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.