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post #1 of Old 02-27-2006 Thread Starter
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Unhappy Diesel Heater Carboning

I insatlled a Dickinson Newport heater on my boat this last fall but I'm having issues with carbon buildup in the bottom of the heater. I have to clean the heater once a week, of course now I've gotten pretty fast at doing it but it's a nasty job.

The heater draws fuel from my main tank after it is filtered though a Racor filter.

I'd like to know if anyone else has or has had this problem and how if at all you have solved the issue. I've talked to John at the Dickinson warehouse in Everett (he does rebuilds there) and have tried all his ideas but nothing seems to really help.


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