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Old 10-19-2011, 11:45 PM   #1
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I don't know about you guys, but it's 0*C degrees out here, with whispers of snow coming any day.

Probably gonna pull out the cord shortly and start using it over night, my question for you guys is have you found anywhere strategic to place your cord. In previous cars I've owned they would sway back and forth while driving and wear your paint. I'd really like to avoid that sort of thing as long as possible.

Who else has a block heater, and what are your thoughts?


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Old 10-20-2011, 12:39 AM   #2
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Mine is already tucked in front of the air intake/air box. I never touched it and that's how it came. You only pull it out when you are going to use it and then put it back. There is a small clip that holds it in place there. Pretty descreet
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Yeah that's a nice spot for it during the off season. But you don't really plan on popping the hood every time you wanna plug in this winter do you?
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I don't know about you guys, but it's 0*C degrees out here, with whispers of snow coming any day.
Wow already? That's depressing - its 12c here and we probably won't see snow for over a month still.


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Yeah overnights are getting low. Frost on the cars this morning. Rain on the forecast which could end up being snow.

I gotta hurry up and get my winter tires and floor mats
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Its now -28 here in Alberta. I found the block heater cord but not sure where to feed it from under the hood.....the grill appears to be all sealed so can't feed it through there. Also, I have the compustart 2way remote on it, I fed the cord as best I could close to the headlight and shut the hood down on it, but now the remote is telling me the hood is open! Grrr!! Very frustrating when outside in these temperatures trying to figure it out......any ideas before I phone the dealer tomorrow? Oh yeah, now even with the cord tucked back in under the hood the remote still wont work and is telling me the hood is open and its clearly not......Thanks for anyones help!!
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Mine feeds thru the grill above the chrome trim piece, next to the ford emblem. Just hope it doesn't WA waggle around too much and damage the paint
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I don't know about you guys, but it's 0*C degrees out here, with whispers of snow coming any day.

Probably gonna pull out the cord shortly and start using it over night, my question for you guys is have you found anywhere strategic to place your cord. In previous cars I've owned they would sway back and forth while driving and wear your paint. I'd really like to avoid that sort of thing as long as possible.

Who else has a block heater, and what are your thoughts?
It looked a lot colder than that yesterday during the Jets game.
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