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Old 01-15-2012, 09:58 PM   #46 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by billyjones View Post
Ah, kill 2 birds with one stone. Not only more efficient but reduced chance of fuel gelling.
I won't say it's the best idea, just an idea! Extra heat in the fuel tank could potentially degrade plastic/rubber fuel tank components and of course the heat increases fuel volume. In tank fuel lift pumps may also be effected too. Thermal storage capacity will eb and flow with fuel quantity. I believe this all could be managed though, and enable thermal storage on board without any additional liuid or thermal storage volume added.
2002 VW Jetta TDI 5-speed(completed 01M-5-speed swap at 155K miles) 45 MPG City with the 01M, 5-speed 60+ MPG City. Nokian Entyre Low RR Tires. Experimenting with the "Hybrid" 205 Deg F T-stat:

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