Originally Posted by DefenderMd
What I was reading. Older systems had a reservoir system that allowed fuel to drip onto the element. Looks like newer ones like pictured use a fuel pump to atomize. Doesn't look like they have any pressure based or electric injection to them, just a nozzle. Solenoid fuel switch. Used as a pre-heat of the intake vice what i was thinking, a heating of the intake air for the first bit. The electric grids are more of the running engine heater? W/e I should be working. Looks like on tractors they had a button "press for 45 seconds" type of thing.
that borg warner one does have a "fuel metering device" in it. Wonder if that's a pressure "switch".
From an IH forum...
This looks so much simpler and doable.
Thanks... will use this as a guide.
I think the metering is built into the glow plug device
Originally Posted by roverman2010
Robert, not so much of a flame but the heater creates a vapor, had the same in my Daihatsu 2.8.it was all controlled by a 12volt timer/temp
I have a bunch of those Diahatsu 2.8 TDs.
They go well in a series.
Never knew they had this setup.
Will closely examine the inlet manifold of one in the shop.