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#1 OFFLINE   hybridbear

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 11:12 AM

This past weekend my dad and I looked but didn't see where the plug is for the block heater on their Energi. The window sticker and Etis show that their car has one, as is standard on C-Maxes sold in Minnesota, but we don't see the plug. The owner's manual describes the operation of the block heater but does not address the location of the plug. It doesn't appear to be easy to find like the plug is on our Fusion Hybrid where it's part of the left fog light molding. Does anyone know where the plug is? Thanks!









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#2 OFFLINE   hybridbear

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 09:56 AM

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 12:29 PM

Go to http://www.fordparts.com/ and look for "engine block heater" for a C-Max.

 

It will show an exploded view with the block heater and heater cable locations.



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 10:14 AM

When I look at this picture I do not see where the plug is on the car.

http://www.fordparts...ord&model=C-Max



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 11:13 AM

When I look at this picture I do not see where the plug is on the car.

http://www.fordparts...ord&model=C-Max

Looking at the illustration, it looks like the plug is at the end of the cable where the 6D008 is pointing to.

There is a weather-protection cap on the plug so it might not look like a plug.

The block heater itself is behind the exhaust manifold.



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Posted 17 October 2013 - 02:58 PM

Looking at the illustration, it looks like the plug is at the end of the cable where the 6D008 is pointing to.

There is a weather-protection cap on the plug so it might not look like a plug.

The block heater itself is behind the exhaust manifold.

 

Yes, but what I believe he is asking is, where, specifically, on his car, should he look for the end of the plug.  The diagram shows the plug, but not where that plug would be located on the car.

 

I am guessing, from what little I know, the plug should be on the passenger side of the engine.  I would look in all the grill openings to find it, as I would not think you would need to open the hood to get to it.


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Posted 17 October 2013 - 09:19 PM

It would be easier to verify if the heater element was even present in the back of the block  ;)

 

 

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 10:43 PM

The plug for the engine block heater is behind the passenger side headlight. 



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 04:46 PM

Yes, but what I believe he is asking is, where, specifically, on his car, should he look for the end of the plug.  The diagram shows the plug, but not where that plug would be located on the car.

 

I am guessing, from what little I know, the plug should be on the passenger side of the engine.  I would look in all the grill openings to find it, as I would not think you would need to open the hood to get to it.

Exactly! On the FFH the block heater plug is built into the plastic around the left fog lamp. You open a little plastic door and there is the plug. You connect an extension cord to the prongs and away you go. The C-Max design isn't so simple though.

 

The plug for the engine block heater is behind the passenger side headlight. 

Thanks. Tomorrow I will be over at my parents' house and I will look again then so I can show my dad where the plug is.


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Posted 19 October 2013 - 12:10 PM

My car is a 2013 C Max Hybrid.  I own two magnetic stick-on block heaters that I used on older cars.  I stuck them on the bottom of oil pans and pulled them off before I started the engines.  Each heater is approximately 150 watts.  So you suppose, for winter startups, they would be of any use for my C Max?

  Also, because there is a body pan underneath the car, would there be any location at all where the heat would reach the engine coolant or engine block?



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 02:09 PM

I believe the oil pan on the CMax is aluminum, so I don't think the magnetic heaters will work.

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 04:35 AM

Does anyone know where the plug is on the 2013 C-Max Energi? Where on the car is the end of the plug? Thanks!

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:32 AM

Gary,

First off, welcome to the forum!

 

Second, I suggest verifying you have a block heater. Being in VT, I expect you may have one, but the only way to be sure is to look on your Monroney sticker, or look up your car in ETIS (highly recommended regardless; enter VIN under "vehicle" tab). Click "Expand this list" at the lower right and you get the entire list of minor options. You should find "Immersion heater" with the words "less" if it's missing or "with" if it's present somewhere in that list.

 

If present, I'd look behind the passenger side headlight, per chryssa in post 8.

 

In ETIS, I would also look at the "outstanding field service actions" to see if your car has anything remaining. Look up any codes here to find out more. 12M02 and 13B10 are "soft" recalls that don't clear.

 

Where in VT? My daughter's in S. Burlington...

 

HAve fun,

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:07 PM

Hi Frank,

I appreciate the welcome and information. I am in Rutland, VT. So you have to open the hood to get to the plug?

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 12:13 PM

Does anyone have the engine block heater on a regular cmax,, i only found mine last year after winter was over, i never knew i had it lol.. anyway, i hooked it up to test it once for a couple hours,  but i didnt really notice a difference.. wondering what kind of difference it makes in a regular cmax?  Will i be able to notice on the engine temperature instrument panel or will it still remain blank ? ... Not sure if the energi would be different..I have the standard block heater from FOrd (the package for cold climates) not a stick on the oilpan kind... thanks.


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Posted 15 November 2018 - 01:49 PM

I put one on my CMAX SEL and it worked great until it started leaking. :sad: It is a real pain to install and remove. :gaah:You only need to have it on for 3 hours max, anymore is a waste of electricity. 

 

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 06:00 PM

Ok.. So do u recommend using it? Thanks

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 06:45 PM

Paul's posted a lot of data on the benefits of warming before setting off in cold weather, even in Georgia. Many of us in colder areas wish the immersion heater were more common. The cold is a real hit to mileage, and a heater can eliminate a lot of the start-up losses. If you have a regular departure time, Paul's suggested using a timer to run it for no longer than 3 hours before you leave (if I've read between the lines of his post). 

 

Have fun,

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 08:50 PM

I just have the one that came with the car.. I dont know how effective it is in comparison to any other engine block heater (oil ones).. I used it today and my car was producing semi warm air within a minute of driving.. It was about - 8 Celsius.. It definitely works and helps.

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 12:02 PM

Ok.. So do u recommend using it? Thanks

If you got it, use it, but I wouldn't install one again, there is barely enough room between the block and exhaust system, what a pain to do.  I have two adhesive stick on oil pan heaters, not as good, but it works.

 

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