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Old 01-15-2012, 06:27 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Josh8loop View Post
For the guys with the diesel engines, one could insulate the fuel tank, use a heat pipe setup to add heat to the fuel tank from the coolant system and store the heat there. A heat pipe setup with a clever working fluid displacer could be used to essentially turn off the export of thermal energy from the tank when the engine is turned off. Gasoline wouldn't work since it would vaporize much more than diesel, so this would naturally be a big issue.
Ah, kill 2 birds with one stone. Not only more efficient but reduced chance of fuel gelling.
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