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Ford E250, E350 with 7.3L/6.0L Powerstroke Diesels Battery Cables

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Hopefully, you’ve found this page because you are looking for battery cables for a Ford Diesel E250, E350 vans the 7.3L or 6.0L Powerstroke diesel engines.

How we build the cables:

 

The main cables are built from 2/0 (“two-aught”) or optional 3/0 cable for the starter.  We use tin plated (for corrosion resistance) terminals at the battery and standard copper lugs at the engine.  To prevent corrosion from the battery’s acidic fumes, we crimp the terminals with a 12-ton hydraulic crimper then seal the connection with adhesive lined heat shrink.  Cables are shipped with anti-corrosion battery washers, military-style battery terminals with “Nylox” style lock nuts. 

More about the cables:

We got the dimensions by measuring sets of cables that customers have sent to me over the years.  We’ve sold several these however, I suggest you inspect your old cables and make sure these will fit before ordering. 

Stock negative cables are 1/0 with #10 gauge chassis grounds.   Our negative cables are a heavier 2/0 with #6 gauge chassis grounds.  The stock positive cable uses 1/0 for the crossover, 2/0 for the starter and #6 for the start relay.  We use 2/0 for the crossover, 2/0 (optional 3/0) for the starter and #4 for the fuse block.  The heavier gauge wire reduces resistance and might make starting a little easier.

We build our cables using copper lugs crimped to SAE battery cable using a 12-ton hydraulic crimper.  Then we seal the connection with adhesive lined heat shrink.  Battery washers are included. We make the fuse block and chassis ground wires a little longer than stock since the #4 or #6 wire is not as flexible as the tiny wire the factory uses.

Military Ordinance/Universal Terminals: These terminals allow the customer to add as many electrical accessories as they want. They also have the advantage of being able to replace just the terminals and not the entire cable. We provide a Nylox nut to help you make sure that the bolts remain tight. 

Options:

Optional 3/0 Starter wire: Customers in cold climates have asked me for a 3/0 starter wire for situations where every little bit helps.  It’s now an option when ordering cables. Order the “Cold weather/Hard start option”. 

Start relay to starter:  Our kit includes the wire that goes from battery to the start relay.  However, the other wire in the start relay molded rubber connector is optional.   If you want to, you can easily reuse your existing wire by cutting the rubber molded connector or cutting the wire and adding crimp on the terminal using normal hand tools.  If you prefer to just replace the wire we sell it for your convenience of $6.

Military Terminal Covers: Protect against accident short circuits and damage by using these PVC covers on the terminals.  These are included in the price if you buy a full kit.

Convoluted loom: This is the wavy plastic stuff that the factory uses to protects wires from physical abrasion.  We’ll add it for $5 per cable or you get it for free when you buy a complete kit.

Cables – Full Kits

(Kits will have cables listed, and includes all covers and loom (free loom)

Battery Cable Kit for Ford E350 VAN Powerstroke - Gen 4 1991–2014 models - 2/0

Includes: Positive 2/0 battery to battery with loom. Positive 2/0 battery to starter with loom. Right and Left Negative Cables with loom. 2 Positive, 2 Negative military style battery terminals with lock nuts and covers. Please see the picture. Stock starters require 90-degree bend on starter lug.  Denso style "high-torque" aftermarket starters use a straight lug.  Please select below. 
$327.25

Optional Cables not included in kits.

NO FITMENT DATA.  MEASURE YOUR CABLES FIRST.

47 inch 4 ga alternator wire with fuse link

 

4 ga alternator wire with fuse link for Ford 6.0L (stock alternator to start relay).

$37.50

47 inch 2 ga alternator wire with fuse link

 

2 ga alternator wire with fuse link for Ford 6.0L (aftermarket high-output alternator to start relay).

$42.50

Ford - F250/350, 70 inch,10 ga Start Relay to Starter wire

70" 10 gauge Premium wire w/ends & heat shrink.

$6

Cables – Individual Components

Individual cables if you don’t want to purchase a full kit.

Email for individual prices. 

Options (if not purchasing FULL KIT)

Loom and covers are included in full kits but they are available separately if purchasing individual cable.

Military Ordnance/Universal Terminal Covers - per cable

Price is for one (1) cover
NOTE: Included in our FULL dual battery diesel kits.
Select color below.

$5.00

Loom - Per cable

Wavy plastic cover that protects the wire from physical abrasion

Price is "per cable" 

$5.00

Don’t see the cable you wanted here?  Custom Battery Cables be happy to build a custom cable to your specifications.  Go to the Custom Orders page for more information.

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