Originally Posted by GeoPowers
I finally got around to cleaning my heater (no rush as it is hotter than hell outside!). Here's some pics I took of the process. It is pretty straightforward- take it apart and clean out all the black soot! Be gentle on the burner head
assembly, though. Here's the first set of pics:
And here's the second set of pics. Unfortunately, as you can see in my pic my burner assembly is cracked (again!). I'm planning on giving it a shot for another season and order a replacement burner for when it fails completely. But now the unit will burn cleaner and hotter, with no soot markings on the hull
from the exhaust
IMO and experience, non-dyed diesel
creates much less soot than the pink stuff. I hear kerosene is even better, but I don't have a dedicated tank.