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Re: [T3] Gas heater works

On Fri, 2003-11-28 at 10:47, Jim Adney wrote:
> On 28 Nov 2003 at 9:19, Everett Barnes wrote:
> > Ok, I'll just let it run for a while, although the gas in my car is probably
> > stale too, I haven't filled it up since earlier this year.
> That's fresh then, I would think.
> > >Where is the red glow coming from in the "flame on" photo?
> > >
> > That is the heat outlet before it enters the hose leading to the interior.
One thing to remember Everett, since you fuel fill is in the trunk, shut
the gas heater off 5 minutes before you put gas in the car. Also make
sure the gasket on the gas cap it is top shape, and that all the vent
lines are in good shape. No raw gas fumes in the trunk.

> Do you mean that there's an externally visible piece of metal that is 
> glowing like this? I'm not familiar with these, but that seems 
> dangerous.

That is a shot of the internal heat exchanger.
> BTW, I think when VW started offering these as factory options around 
> 71, the trunk-installed units came with a metal "divider/barrier" 
> that kept other things in the trunk from getting over against the 
> heater.

That can be a problem, keeping junk in the trunk away from the gas
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> Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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Russ Wolfe
'66 FB MT
'71 FB AT 
'65 Bug (not running)

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