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  1. #1
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    Nov 2018
    Bawley Point

    Stock ‘92 hilux diesel heater suitable for heating SVO?

    There is a stock fuel heater that was an option on some hilux’s for very cold climates. Does anyone know if this would do the job to heat SVO?

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    Join Date
    Sep 2005

    Re: Stock ‘92 hilux diesel heater suitable for heating SVO?

    If it is anything like the ones Mercedes use in cold climates then it should do the job admirably.
    Are you planning to use a 2 tank system with C/O valves?

    You may wish to consider using a blend or 10-20% ULP instead of modifying the vehicle. This will give you easy starting and the ability to use veggie oil .
    I source misfuel - where people mistakenly put petrol in their fuel tank and have to have it drained. The mechanics do not like to keep it long due to the high flammability of this solution.
    I use this in my WVO blend without any fuel system modifications.

    ps, moved thread from Biodiesel sub-forum to SVO users.
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    Current Vehicles in stable:
    2000 Ford Courier Crew Cab 2.5L Turbodiesel on Blended veggie oil.
    '2014 Toyota Prius (on ULP)

    Previous Vehicles:
    '90 Mazda Capella. (2000 - 2003) My first Fatmobile. Converted to fun on veggie oil with a 2 tank setup. Died when supercharger stuck at max boost for weeks. Stretched head bolts.
    '80 Mercedes 300D. 2 tank conversion [Sold]
    '84 Mercedes 300D. 1 tank, no conversion. Replaced engine with rebuilt OM617A turbodiesel engine. Finally had good power. Donor for current Fatmobile coupe. (body parted out and carcass sold for scrap.)
    '99 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car)[sold]
    '98 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car)[sold]
    Parts Car C220 1993 SOLD.
    '85 Mercedes Benz W123 300CD Turbodiesel single tank using 95% used cooking oil and 5% to 10% misfuel (where someone had filled diesel vehicle with petrol).
    '06 Musso Sports Crew Cab. Running on used cooking oil with 5% to 10% misfuel. [Head gasket blew!]

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    Join Date
    Nov 2018
    Bawley Point

    Re: Stock ‘92 hilux diesel heater suitable for heating SVO?

    Thanks for the tips.. yeah I’m told they’re only used in extremely cold climates so I’m hoping the stock part will do the job better than an after market heater. Do you use a heater with your fuel mix? Or is the viscosity of the mix ok to use I heated? I’d prefer to just have one tank so your blend sounds pretty good. Do you have any additional filter in your system? Thanks again.

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