toasterwire for preheating VO in injectors prior to starting

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toasterwire for preheating VO in injectors prior to starting

Postby 3lr » Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:50 am

has anyone ever mused the idea of using plentiful 110V electricity to preheat
VO in injectors prior to starting - utilizing toaster wire?
toasters generally use 1200 -1500 watts which would be excessive
therefore repeated 5 second cycles in 10 second intervals might be workable!? also a much shorter run of nichrome wire vs its use in a toaster
will significantly reduce the power required. what would be a suitable high heat insulator, is mica available as a sheath?

this is for a 2 tank sys with coolant heated lines therefore no conventional 12V injector line heaters

any ideas?

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Postby SunWizard » Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:40 am

No real benefit in heating the injectors, since what matters at startup is the block and coolant temp. A standard block heater is the best way to get good cold starts below around 20F. If you are doing a 2 tank setup (the section this is posted in) then there is no VO in there at startup. Or I can move this post to the single tank section if thats what we are discussing.
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