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Old 07-26-2012, 12:45 AM
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hot wiring factory glow plugs to ON???

I have completed my WVO conversion and it runs awesome especially on these hot 90* days we've been having. But in the morning I want to give it some more help warming up the fuel. I haven't heard anyone talk about this, but why not hook a switch up to the factory glow plugs and have them stay on for about a minute or so to warm up the WVO that's already in the engine. I'm sure the car would start so much better. I was just going to do it but figured I'd ask first. Thanks.
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:53 AM
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I have the glow plugs wired to a relay and a switch on the dash. The glow plug relay was bad when I got the car in January, so I got a 50A relay and wired it in. If you go this route, don't forget to turn off the relay. I have made that mistake more than a handful of times, to come out to a dead battery.
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Old 07-26-2012, 02:12 AM
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Thanks for the input!
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:25 PM
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No problem. I am pretty good at electrical, so if ya need any help just ask.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:47 PM
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Why not a electrically heated Secondary Fuel Filter? That would help the Fuel Injection Pump that has to deal with that thick Fuel.
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A fuel catalyst would be more ideal for winter use, especially if you live in the northern part of the country. Gelling sucks, and it always happens in the most remote and inconvenient location.
I gelled in Northern Nevada on my way back home to Arizona In my truck in January 2011. It was -20 out. Destroyed my CP3.
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