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Old 12-29-2013, 07:18 PM   #5
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Default Re: Espar D5 "S" Heater Glow Plug

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Originally Posted by bc339 View Post
Vic, several years ago I had mine apart. While it was apart, the screen was still in place.

Last year, the Espar would not fire up, so I disassembled it again and this time the screen was gone.

I'm having a fun time finding the correct parts to order - the part numbers that I have are not matching up with the latest Espar numbers.

Bruce
Bruce,
So you didn't find anything in the "D" shaped chamber other than open space?

I believe that my 2004 heater crosses over best to the older 25 style "S" heater.

Some 2004 info is here now.
http://sprinter-source.com/forum/showthread.php?t=30384

I made up a nickel screen to replace the one which I ham handedly dug out. In my defense, it was all carboned up to the point that it appeared to be solid carbon buildup.

This is what I replaced it with.

ScreenInsert.jpg

ScreenInPlace.jpg

Perhaps that is affecting my reliable starts?

I'm considering making a sort of coiled screen unit to simulate the "fuel strainer" units. If that works reliably for me I'll be happy to send you one for testing.

vic
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