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, C6+Gearvendor OD w/ Max OD Deep Sump & Electric Temp Probe, 4" Alum Driveshaft, 4.10 Gears, Triple Gauge Pod, 32-gal Custom Alum fuel tank w/ Centroid unit, Coolant Filter, Michelin LRR 16" treads, Chrome Warn Winch Bumper, Synthetic Lube all-around. -- averaging 20mpg! Fixed the AC~~~running cool!!
1998 Jetta TDI.
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