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Hi all,

We have had a diesel heater added to our van. Now I know I heard others talking about adding something to the diesel when it is really cold in place of using winter diesel.

Can anyone give us some advice - don’t want to be left in the cold!

Thanks,

Tony & Irene

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Not that it really gets that cold for that long in Oz, I add about half litre of kerosene to the heater fuel tank....when I think about it.

The additive (kero) it is claimed stops the diesel fuel from ‘waxing’ up which would stop the correct operation of the heater.  

The kero also supposedly breaks down any condensation & any other nasties the tank. 

The MOST important thing to remember for correct operation of your heater is replacement of the fuel filter ($5 @ Repco/Supercheap) every 12 months regardless of use!

Cheers 

Tony

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3 hours ago, TonyH said:

Not that it really gets that cold for that long in Oz, I add about half litre of kerosene to the heater fuel tank....when I think about it.

The additive (kero) it is claimed stops the diesel fuel from ‘waxing’ up which would stop the correct operation of the heater.  

The kero also supposedly breaks down any condensation & any other nasties the tank. 

The MOST important thing to remember for correct operation of your heater is replacement of the fuel filter ($5 @ Repco/Supercheap) every 12 months regardless of use!

Cheers 

Tony

Thanks Tony

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Karen, I will get Val to put it up here.  But I suspect it was a but fiddly.  He took Tony’s advice and put a second filter in to solve some problem or other.  Probably to keep muck out of the unit? ?

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We have a diesel heater in our 2008 Top Ender with no fuel filter and have never had any problems. 

Not saying you shouldn’t have one , maybe we’ve been lucky?

John 

 

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