Diesel heater fuel pickup

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Avittery
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Vehicle: 96 L400 LWB
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Diesel heater fuel pickup

Post by Avittery »

So I bought a diesel air heater for my L400 and wondering about plumbing it into the vehicle’s existing fuel tank.
It comes with a small fuel pickup (see photo) that I would put in the bottom of my fuel tank, but I’m wondering if it create too much vacuum inside the fuel tank since I won’t be running the vehicle’s engine when using the diesel heater.

Is the gas cap or tank vented on these vans???
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b_kims
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Vehicle: 91 L300 Chamonix
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Diesel heater fuel pickup

Post by b_kims »

Can't speak for the L400, but a common method when installing a diesel heater in the L300's is tapping into your fuel is by plumbing a 3-way valve into the hose destined for the fuel filter. This could me a viable alternative to your fuel delivery questions.
Twotimeowner
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Re: Diesel heater fuel pickup

Post by Twotimeowner »

I’d love to know if anyone has actually done this. Also, where do those diesel heaters vent the exhaust???
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