What tools will I need to install the heater plug in my F250 diesel super duty pickup?

I would like to install one of those plugs which you can use to connect a device to keep the engine warm when the weather is cool. What tools exactly will I need? How long should the task take, once the tools and stands are assembled? Have you ever done this before?

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3 Responses to What tools will I need to install the heater plug in my F250 diesel super duty pickup?

  1. guess78624 July 19, 2010 at 5:32 am #

    Since there are a number of different units, – even including one that heats the water directly to keep the engine warm (which is the most effective and reliable (if you have electricity available), – in fact there is even one that has propane heater, (so that you can park anywhere – even if electric not available and keep engine warm!) These are known a "tank heaters"!

    Check auto supply where you are getting part, – also there may be instruction sheet that you can read (even before buying), – so you can see what is needed, and where and how it is installed. Usually you will have what you need if you have a "basic set of tools" avaialble! If some "special tool" is needed, – they can usually tell you what you need!

  2. Danielle M July 19, 2010 at 5:32 am #

    You’ll need a socket set, screwdriver set, some white lithium grease for the o-ring around the heater, and some tie straps for the chord. It should take you about an hour

  3. the pump guy July 19, 2010 at 5:32 am #

    Don’t forget about a drain pan for the antifreeze, about 5 gallons.Funnel to reinstall also helps.Long heavy screwdriver to remove frost plug.Socket for drain plug in block.A screw driver or allen wrench to install heater.Ties may come with heater for cord.Grease may also come with heater for "o" ring on heater.
    PS. 2 hour job.