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Are they worth it? I am having a real hard time paying over $200 for a heated fuel pick-up. Just wondering if anyone else is running one. did you buy one or make it? I know I should prolly just stop being cheap and buy one. The cost will be recouped within 75 gallons of fuel....but I just can't do it.
Definitely worth it, but also, not that hard to do DIY substitutes. Frankly, i'm partial to installing a simple, solid hotfox or WVO Designs Hotstick, rather than risk making a homemade tube-in-tank hose, that is prone to metal fatigue or other cracking issues. If you have a DIY in-tank fuel pickup that cracked, then it could seep coolant into the veg tank. That'd be a pain to clean out, and think of the damage to your injectors/IP/etc.
they aren't that expensive. I vote for buying a hotfox or WVO Designs Hotstick. I have a horizontallymounted hotfox on my jetta veg tank, and a horizontally mounted hotstick on my IDI, both work great.
1988 Ford E250 Club Wagon | 7.3 IDI + RD2-90cc IP + Hypermax Van Turbo Kit | C6+GVOD w/ MaxOD Deep Sump & Electric Temp Probe | Wrapped Pipes & Turbo w/ Auber Instrument EGT/Boost Gauge | 4" Dia. Alum Driveshaft | 4.10 Gears | 32-gal Custom Alum fuel tank w/ Centroid sending unit | NAPA Coolant Filter | Michelin LRR 16" treads | Chrome Warn Winch Bumper | 115W PV Array | Brass Heatercore shutoff valves | Aftermarket Steering Stabilizer | Synthetic Lube all-around.
1998 Jetta TDI.
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