1997 Dodge ram wvo filter question

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1997 Dodge ram wvo filter question

Postby norwaycummins » Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:54 pm

Hi guys.

As i am working my way thru my build i have some questions about tha filter i plan to use for the wvo. The build itself i based on the sunwizard system.

I got a good deal on a new oem 2000 dodge ram cummins filter unit of ebay.

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I like it of the following reasons:

Service friendly, easy to change filter, no mess.
Has a drain fosset.
Water in fuel sensor.
Heating element with sensor
Good variety of filters with different micron rating availble.

But after reading about the heater element i need to ask if you think the heater will do me any good at all. In the Haynes manual it states: The heater turns off when the temperature is between 67-83 degrees farenheit. That seems low to me.. Do i need to have the heater sensor modified to turn of at say 120 degrees farenheit or is it ok since the major heating will be in the FPHE, i guess the point of heating the filter is to have the wvo flow freely thru it, not be a major temperature increase unit))


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Re: 1997 Dodge ram wvo filter question

Postby SunWizard » Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:33 pm

That temp would work OK for wvo, since you want it to flow through the filter easier and that helps pre heat before the hot wvo gets in the filter. Yes the FPHE and tube in hose provides most of the heat so once hot that heater will turn off and thats fine.
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