Here is my write up on the espar standpipe install. I live in Montana and am always at elevation with the van. These wont work for long at elevation without the correct standpipe. I am sure if you are doing a few days a year on ski trips it will be fine, but I cant imagine much beyond that.
I need to re-res the miracle whip build thread, but seems like she used the aux port and a simple reducer to get to appropriate fuel line size before the heater. Seems like a good option. I believe that is the case. @Bazz99 helped her do it, IIRC, so same as his. There's a part-number /...
Hello all, new user here.
This seems like a good place to seek help with my espar/transit issues. Being new here and to forums in general, don't hesitate to let me know if I'm not following procedures or should post this in a better place.
I got a 2018 Transit 250 van a couple months ago that had a heater installed but not working. Having installed a diesel espar before successfully I thought I could get it up and running. I mean it's not rocket science, right? Previous owner had taken it back to the original installer (Tiny Watts) and a espar service center with negative results.So, it came with the espar dip tube (uninstalled) and was told that it was the solution. So, dropped the skid plates and fuel tank, installed dip tube, replaced all fuel lines, connections, hose clamps, and fuel pump. Realized the ECU was needing re-flashed. Got it back, ran it for a couple hours in the shop. All good. Parked it outside, then next morning after it cooled down (35F) it wouldn't run. Started the van and warmed up interior to 70F and the heater ran fine. Next day, same thing. I have a heat sensor on the way from Heatso. So far when it runs, no air bubbles. I drove the van 5 miles, max 35mph, tried to start the (warm) heater, and no go. Looked underneath and to my surprise the fuel line is full of bubbles! I have no fuel leaking anywhere, all connections are new. How can that much air get into the fuel line that fast? Combustion intake and exhaust are pointed back so not forcing air into combustion tube, and fuel line. Any ideas? Driving me crazy.
PS. The heater has not worked properly since it was installed in 2018. Previous owner gave up.