Join Date: May 1999
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I hope the Doorman is a decent setup. I had my first heater short out before anyone else even heard of the problem clear back in about 2000 and I figured out the short in my driveway with no help. Truck died in the driveway! What the heck good luck! Then I go to replace it and being the first one I broke off the standpipe before figuring it was left hand thread. Got the new standpipe and heater and by about 2005 it shorted out and blew another fuse, again in the driveway. I could have 2x been killed by getting stranded on I-25 in 75mph traffic, so I figured the whole idea was really more danger than good. Since then I have run without the heater here in Denver. Last winter on a real cold day the fuel filter restriction lamp came on and I was able to limp the truck off the road before it died and I think the restriction was gelled fuel. I walked home and got fresh fuel and filter and filled the bowl with the fresh fuel and new filter and barely got 1 mile, then switched to the other tank and had no further problems from there. After that filled the first tank to fresh fuel as possible and no more problems. Sorry to ramble, but my take on the fuel heater is it's a piece o crap. Decent fuel no need for it. Get fuel treatment in winter if needed in leu of the heater for a safer truck reliability.
1997 F350CC, 4x4, PSD Tipper pro kleenex open filter. Roggen 6" lift kit with 26" ratflex 12" offset tires. Downpipe cut and welded to adapt 3" into a 12" outlet. 12" muffler cut and adapted to 2", then a special turbo manifold from a volkswagon modified to flank out to 3" to the tail pipe. Interior from a Corvair modified by cutting 6" off the padding. Snize and snide 32gallon aux tank mounted in rear seat, rear seat relocated to bed. Bed shortened to 4ft.