In line fuel heater

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  1. Coopons

    Coopons Registered User

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    I have been running wmo in my 96 powerstroke for some time ( approximately 30,000 kms). I have had no problems except when the temp drops. My question is does anyone run any kind of fuel heater? If so what kind? I have been doing some research and so far I'm leaning toward Racor filter and water separator with a heated bowl. They also make a in line heater. But I have no experience with any of it so I don't want to be throwing money away. If anyone has some advice it would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Plenty of options.

    Hose in hose heater from the tank up front. Only viable if you use this tank for wmo only and not diesel fuel.

    Heated fuel filter head.

    heated fuel filter bowl

    flat plate heat exchanger
     
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    You could build one out of pipe fittings and a heating element, I’ve thought about it


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    I went with a racor filter and water separator with a 200 watt heated bowl. Found it on eBay for a half decent price. Going to do my efuel at the same time when it arrives.
     
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    Do you have a part number on that?


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    ttman4 Last Nite's Dream..

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    Hi in the Cascades, Nearly- Redmond,Oregon
    I been playing/running WMO & WVO since back in '03 & as my signature says "tremendous learning curve!"
    I've installed every kind of heater I could. Heat is the answer!

    My set-up now consists of coming out of my heater hose outlet from the engine directly to a 24 plate heat exchanger, from that to my last fuel filter (FS 1212 filter) thru heater hose coiled round the fuel filter. Incidentally I use about a mile of heater hose on my complete set-up. LOL

    I run diesel in my front tank, WMO or WVO in my rear tank & my bed tank. I built tank heaters & installed them in each tank, using 1/2" aluminum tubing from Summitt, coiled & running down into, thru, & back out of each tank. Thru the coiled tubing I then circulate my radiator coolant to & thru each fuel tank. Heater hose also laid & insulated next to each fuel line for more heat. My total coolant capacity for my complete set-up is approx 9+ gal.

    I also have a fuel filter/screen & a Holly Red mted on my frame with heater hose wrapped round both inside a foil blanket for added heat.

    In summary my tanks are heated & insulated. Everything (fuel etc) runs parallel along heater hose or has heater hose coiled round it. Fuel is pulled from tanks & is pushed to/thru the plate heat exchanger then on to the last heater hose wrapped fuel filter (FS1212), then on to the IP.

    Heat is the answer!!
     
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