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Old 12-21-2018, 09:52 AM   #1
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Ford recalling 874,000 pickup trucks in North America for fire risks

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Old 12-21-2018, 10:45 AM   #2
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Hopefully the truck locks aren't frozen if it catches on fire.
Ford to recall 1.34 million trucks in North America for door latch fix
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Old 12-21-2018, 11:29 AM   #3
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My door latch fix is done so guess I can get out when my truck catches on fire!
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Old 12-21-2018, 01:35 PM   #4
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My door latch fix is done so guess I can get out when my truck catches on fire!
If your truck catches fire, you could change your user name to “Embers451”!
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Old 12-22-2018, 07:38 AM   #6
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Are engine block heaters standard equipment on vehicles sold in cold climates?

For that matter, are vehicles sold in high altitude areas, e.g. Colorado, Utah, etc., equipped with engines that are tuned differently than those sold to us down here in the swamp? This question refers back to the 2019 Ford Ranger thread, but one post beats two.
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Old 12-22-2018, 07:47 AM   #7
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I know that the heaters are standard on diesel models, my Jeep CRD had one.
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Old 12-22-2018, 08:04 AM   #8
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When I bought our F-150 I asked about the heaters on all th Fords on the lot. I was told Ford installs them on all vehicles destined for some line in Illinois northward.
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Are engine block heaters standard equipment on vehicles sold in cold climates?
Yes they are, at least it is an option almost always added. No dealer brings in vehicles for the lot without them. Years ago it was almost a requirement to get a vehicle to start in real cold weather. Nowadays most start even in real cold weather, but a block heater takes a lot of the cold starting strain off the engines. Plus, warm up of the vehicle is way faster which is nice to get going quicker.
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When I bought our F-150 I asked about the heaters on all th Fords on the lot. I was told Ford installs them on all vehicles destined for some line in Illinois northward.
Hi: MikeS... Would that be the "Mason-Dixon" line? I have one on my Ram EcoDiesel. The truck warms up almost as fast as the heated steering wheel. Alf
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