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The Fuel Bowl Heater is on the same circuit as the PCM, it's left me stranded a couple times ... I'd say pull/unplug it if you can.
As it was explained to me by a semi mechanic the better fuel circulation you have the less chance of gelling, he's had more Cat engines gell than similar Cummins because of this.
The OEM system has terrible fuel circulation so they put the heater in to try and solve the issue.
When I did my whole RR kit (Complete fuel bowl delete) the lines run close enough to the head to warm up the diesel to the point after 30mins or so my whole fuel tank is warm/hot, I just installed it this summer but I don't see it gelling any time soon.
PowerService 911 additive has saved my but though... -20*f on straight #2 with about a quart in a half tank.. it got me to a station that had #1... haha
bdtribble: The Air Intake Heater is purely emissions, it was designed to reduce the amount of white smoke at start-up. It only is on for 30mins IF: air temp is below 30*F, the glow plugs are off, the engine is at idle, and the parking brake is on..
2000 F-350 Lariat CCLB w. 335,000+ Mi
Tymar intake, Straight 4", 6.0 Intercooler, IDP Competition Fuel System, AC's, SB SD Clutch, ZF6 Short Shift Kit
Gearhead Tunes, Swamps IDM, Snow Performance Water/Meth, Isspro Performax Gauges & 08 Black Leather Seats
05 Harley's, Smoked tails, Weld Racing Sidewinder Wheels
Fried Piston, Re-building engine
330 RWHP Fuel Only - 363 RWHP w. Meth
Broke College kid... Eating Ramon to save for truck parts..
Last edited by the1laf; 10-02-2013 at 09:48 PM.