Re: [MV] M-35A2 starting question

jonathon (
Fri, 15 Oct 1999 19:28:57 -0500

>Manifold heaters are normally supplied with LP spill-line fuel by various means
>and intentionally light up a puddle of fuel in the manifold. The heating
>element itself, by expansion, usually operates a needle valve to admit fuel,
>worth checking to see that there are no faults or blockages here.

I added one of these devices, some people call them "thermostarts" to a
Cummins as the electric grid heater from Cummins was grossly expensive.
Perkins runs them so I just duplicated location and plumbing and it works
very well. Also only cost $25US or so, not $500 or more.


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