fuel rail heater(how to make or where to get?)?

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fuel rail heater(how to make or where to get?)?

Postby buzzinhalfdoz » Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:09 pm

i am thinking of a fuel rail heater for my common rail cummins, i believe this to be a good idea because i would not be heating the fuel before it goes into my IP,(which might be cooled by the fuel). any ideas on how to make? i thought about wraping it with some 3/4" heater hose or copper tubbing??? a horseshoe fitting(U) at the end would be good so i could zip tie on both sides of the rail??? i dont have a rail temp gauge but the rail and all lines are always warm to the touch.( in 25-30 degree temps, thats as cold as its been here this year). :D any thoughts??? :idea:
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Postby John Galt » Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:27 pm

I placed a 50W battery blanket across the injectors for preheating. Works great.
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Postby coachgeo » Sat Dec 20, 2008 6:54 pm

You might consider doing some reading up on "Injection line heaters". I'm sure you could find things to borrow such as design ideas and material from this reading.

A search of those terms should bring you some good reading.
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