A couple of questions on components

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A couple of questions on components

Postby Radrick » Wed May 28, 2008 7:44 am

I am in the process of gather the components of my system. I am having a hard time finding a couple of items.
1. Most importantly I would like to find a electric temp gage that reads down to at least 40f. I would really like one to read down lower than that but 40f would work. I have looked on the links in the parts thread and couldn't find anything.
2. I would like to find a 10 plate heat exchanger. I have done the calcs. and the TIH should be enough by itself so why have a over sized heat exchange?
1995 Chevy K1500 6.5 TD not on WVO yet but soon.
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Postby hheynow » Wed May 28, 2008 11:06 pm

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Postby Jake Palmer » Thu May 29, 2008 6:59 am

That digital temp gauge is a pretty good deal @ $42, the sender is another $17 but that's still not too bad.

Up here in Canada, I was able to get an electric temperature guage WITH SENDER for under $30. It's a bit cheap looking but it works, and I could get a matching vacuum gauge for $22

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Postby Radrick » Thu May 29, 2008 7:40 am

Thanks hheynow,
I bought the 16 plate HE it should be on its way. I just have to figure out how many sending units I want for the temp gauge and I will order that two.
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Postby WD8CDH » Thu May 29, 2008 8:35 am

I like a final heat exchanger because some grease filter coole the oil untill several minuted after the switch over.

If you want to go down to below 40F, you can use one of those cheap wired outdoor temperatue gauges. I have bought a few for less than $10 each. My primary system temp gauge is a factory sender in a T on the FPHE that is switched to the stock engine temp gauge when I switch from diesel to grease. (I also switch tank fuel level senders to the stock fuel gauge on change over.)
Ron Schroeder
'85 MB 300DT 2 Tank
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Postby zoochy » Fri May 30, 2008 1:06 am

Hey Jake,

Where did you find those gauges? Wonder if I can get them on this coast?
91 Toyota Hiace 3L engine w/ a 300W ½” heated fuel line, lift pump, additional 10um fuel filter, and a 2nd diesel tank for starting.
>160,000 km on:
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.6% turpentine
.3% acetone
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Postby BMW Fan » Fri May 30, 2008 5:49 am

Hi zoochy,

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