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Old 03-11-2012, 18:43   #1
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Preheater for Yanmar

Like a Perkins 4-108....in the intake manifold,,,,anybody ever tried it?
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Old 03-11-2012, 18:57   #2
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Yep, it was the only way to get the generator started in the Wyoming winter. Aftermarket add on, I don't remember who made it though.
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Old 03-11-2012, 19:01   #3
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Webasto made a diesel fired heater that could be set on a timer AND at a temperature. Worked great on heavy equipment when I was stationed in Alaska. They aren't to huge either.
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Old 03-11-2012, 19:12   #4
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Re: Preheater for Yanmar

The poor sailorchic method is to spray some WD40 into the intake when the temps drop below 50-55 degrees. Fires right up.
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Re: Preheater for Yanmar

Hairdryer or heat gun if AC is available.

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http://www.phillipsandtemro.com/heat...ke_heaters.asp
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Re: Preheater for Yanmar

My 2GM has a glow plug, works just fine. Of course my winter temps aren't too severe.
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Re: Preheater for Yanmar

Chief, is this for your own boat? If so you could adapt a Dodge Cummins air intake heater to your engine. Might not be cost effective if you are doing it for a customer (?).
Here are some teaser pics of my latest project.
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Re: Preheater for Yanmar

Yanmar do make their own preheaters. Which motor are you concerned with?
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