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Would you replace the fuel heater?

Hey guy's, my mechanic just told me that the fuel heater is no longer working.
He wants $350 to change it. Seems high, but given that new diesel fuel now comes with new de-geling additives and I do use power service every fill, is it worth the expense, or does the fuel heater really need to be there?

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Since a lot of guys get rid of the fuel bowl completely I doubt it's that important.

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no remove it

and run anti gel if it gets super cold or power service white bottle all the time in winter and grey in the summer

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Just unplug it. I haven't had one in 6 years.

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$350 is just ridiculous! No, don't do That...

If you're capable, and this wouldn't be a difficult fix, buy the element and a new filter (I bet they're charging you a pretty-penny for that filter too) and do it yourself. If you don't think you are, then don't worry about it unless you're in an area that routinely sees -0F temps.
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Re: Would you replace the fuel heater?

Its an easy fix. Maybe an hour. Heard of others say on here that with new ulsd over time you will get a wax build up in the bowl without it.

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i second everything that has been said, if you are in the frozen tundra i'd keep some anti-gel handy but other than that i wouldn't worry about it.

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i dont have any heating crap on my 02. and she runs beautiful in the cold....just need good batteries, and a good GPR. i suggest the stancor if you dont have one already. they're fairly inexpensive and help a ton! dont need anything else
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