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Old 03-20-2011, 05:25 AM
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Artic Fox Heat Exchangers Advice?

I have a 26 pfhe but I just stumbled across the more eye appealing Artic Fox heat exchangers. Can anyone give me any advice as to wether or not they are a good investment as I am looking to replace my 26 plate if performance is around the same.
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Are you talking about these?

In-Line Fuel Warmers
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Old 03-20-2011, 08:23 AM
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yes thats the ones.
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Well no one else has bit on this, so I guess that might be a hint.

I'm thinking none of us have used em, or know any one who has.
I've got a HotFox fuel pick up in my truck (as do allot of us), and it's 100% awesome. I wouldn't think twice about using one of their other products either, if I was so inclined.

If it tickles your fancy, go with it. The company has been around long enough I'm sure its a good quality product.

I would only be concerned with the max tep they can transfer. If you can talk to them and find a product that transfers enough heat into the fuel, go for it.

I doubt you'd be disappointed.
Just my .02
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whats the price compared to an FPHE? also, how much surface area does it cover compared to an FPHE?
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26 plates are around 100$ with copper brazing but the artic fox are all stainless from what I read. I dont know about contact area since thats why I asked.
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just knowing its not copper, and its by Arctic Fox would be convincing enough for me to try it. provided its not too much more expensive anyway. hell i dont have an fphe yet, i may just do that.

EDIT: this states .5 gpm max flow rate. for those of us with a reguated return i would like to see % in degrees rise at various flow rates and coolant temps. and can it be on the pressure side? i would think so?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Arcti...Q5fAccessories

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BruceM is using one of those, I think. He likes it pretty well. All stainless as opposed to the copper (or nickel) brazing in the ends of the FPHEs.
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Even if they are more expensive if they have no copper in them they probably are worth it. I have a Hotfox in my tank & it is a great product. All stainless, good construction & provides very good heat transfer. We have seen many reports of FPHE's polyed up so this may be the soultion.

I would call Artic Fox & ask them about it. If it provides heat transfer like their HotFox does then I'm sure it will work just fine.
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I found some good specs from Arctic Fox. This link shows temps going in and temps going out of their inline heaters.

http://www.arctic-fox.com/pdf/Data_S...el_Warmers.pdf

It would be really helpful if someone with a FPHE could give us some temps on their oil going in and coming out. I think you could do this in a matter of minutes with one of those hand held temp guns. I am seriously considering one of these because of the all stainless steel construction. I wouldn't mind paying a little more if I know I can get the same performance as a FPHE.

Thanks to anyone who does post their temps. That would be really helpful.
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