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Old 11-28-2007, 07:55 AM
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Fuel Heater

ok, here's what I'm lookin at. I plan on doing a fuel bowl delete here comming up soon, I have found the right filters and bases through a local parts store, pre filter/ water seperator and a 2 micron post pump filter, but I am in an area where it is a good idea to have a fuel heater, how should I go about installing a fuel heater so that I can still do the fuel bowl delete? Any input would be great! I have been looking at different pre filter setups with a heater, waterseperator and filter all in one, good idea? anyone know where I could get one if this is a good idea?
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:01 AM
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Racor Series C Fuel Filter and Heater

Here you go. All I did was google diesel fuel filter heater. I found this and there were many more brands.
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:07 AM
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Why do you need a fuel heater?

I have been running the ITP bowl delete without one for a little while. Even down to 28* weather. Make sure you are using addative in the fuel so it will not jell up. I just turn the key to the "on" position and let it sit for 1 minute then start it up.
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:14 AM
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I figured it would be just added assurance, Its 28* here today, and it isnt even in the really cold part of out winters, I just dont want it to get down to 30 below and have it not start and be dead in the water.
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:19 AM
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Most of the current fuel heaters don't really work anyway. I'm thinking ditch it all togther add a prepump kit and let the big dog eat.
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:39 AM
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maybe I'll unplug it and see how it does without it on these cold days.
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:43 AM
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I have herd of guys using the raycor and stanadyn heaters. Only problem is with it on the frame the lines freeze up after the heater and it blows the pump. Of course they don't use additives because they don't think they have to.

Here is a link to a set up with a heater in it:

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Old 11-28-2007, 08:47 AM
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I have herd of guys using the raycor and stanadyn heaters. Only problem is with it on the frame the lines freeze up after the heater and it blows the pump. Of course they don't use additives because they don't think they have to.

Here is a link to a set up with a heater in it:

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Why would it be different using a stanadyn or raycor heater compared to the factory heater. As for the fuel line freeze up which is actually gelled fuel for us diesels. But the factory fuel heater is all the way up on the engine. I don't understand why it would be different with these aftermarket systems compared to the stock systems. If the diesel fuel is going to gel it will gel no matter what fuel supply system you have.
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Old 11-28-2007, 08:53 AM
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very true. sounds like winter additives are the key
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I carry winter additives and they are a must just like strokin said. You will b e fine without the heater.

Let me know if you need some additive
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