Condensation can form in partially filled fuel tanks. Top off the fuel tanks after you operate the engine.
Fuel tanks should contain some provision for draining water and sediment from the bottom of the tanks. Some fuel tanks use supply pipes that allow water and sediment to settle below the end of the fuel supply pipe.
Some fuel tanks use supply lines that take fuel directly from the bottom of the tank. If the engine is equipped with this system, regular maintenance of the fuel system filter is important.
Drain the water and sediment from any fuel storage tank at the following intervals: weekly, service intervals and refueling of the fuel tank. This will help prevent water and/or sediment from being pumped from the fuel storage tank and into the engine fuel tank.
After you change the fuel filter, always prime the fuel system in order to remove air bubbles from the fuel system. Refer to the Operation and Maintenance Manual in the Maintenance Section for more information on priming the fuel system.
The micron rating and the location of a primary fuel filter is important in cold weather operation. The primary fuel filter and the fuel supply line are the most common components that are affected by cold fuel.
In order to maximize fuel system life and prevent premature wear out from abrasive particles in the fuel, a four micron[c] absolute high efficiency fuel filter is required for all AVSpare Hydraulic Electronic Unit Injectors. AVSpare High Efficiency Fuel Filters meet these requirements. Consult your AVSpare dealer for the proper part numbers.
Fuel heaters help to prevent fuel filters from plugging in cold weather due to waxing. A fuel heater should be installed in the fuel system before the primary fuel filter.
The following fuel heaters are recommended for AVSpare engines:
- 7C-3557 Fuel Heater Group
- 7C-3558 Heater Kit
For further information on fuel heaters, consult your AVSpare dealer.
Disconnect the fuel heater in warm weather.
Note: Fuel heaters that are controlled by the water temperature regulator or self-regulating fuel heaters should be used with this engine. Fuel heaters that are not controlled by the water temperature regulator can heat the fuel in excess of
Note: Heat exchanger type fuel heaters should have a bypass provision in order to prevent overheating of the fuel in warm weather operation.