I have a 2007 ford F150 with a 5.4L gas engine and was wondering the best way to install an Kat's 1500W heater on the coolant system. I have found my heater hoses and located the radiator hoses but am still perplexed on how ti install the heater for optimum use.
NOW.........SORTA EXPLAIN YOUR DILEMMA A LITTLE MORE IN DEPTH???
"ROOM" IS THE ONLY THING I MIGHT SEE AS BEING A PROBLEM
IS IT SUGGESTED THAT THE HEATER HOSES COULD BE EXTENDED SO THAT YOU COULD FIND A PLACE TO MOUNT THE UNIT?
WITH IT BEING A "PUMP" CAN IT BE MOUNTED IN ANY KIND OF POSITION---AS LONG AS DIRECTION OF FLOW IS CORRECT?
December, 10, 2012 AT 2:34 AM
Hi Medic. There are installation instructions for it here, on Five Star Manufacturing's web site. It's straight thermosiphon, no pump involved.
As far as the actual installation, if I were installing it on my vehicle I would probably plumb the "Y" fitting into the heater line returning the water from the heater core on the basis that it would then put the heated water into the block, warming it up and assisting in cold-starting the engine. Also, that would give the best odds of avoiding the thermostat in the vehicle and would prevent the hot water from getting trapped behind a vacuum-controlled water valve or something similar. I would also make sure I had the thing perfectly vertical as that would present the best chance for it to work the way it's supposed to.
December, 10, 2012 AT 4:42 AM
THE INSTRUCTIONS LOOK PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD----ONCE YOU ENLARGE THE PRINT 5000Xs SO YOU CAN SEE IT!
PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE "CAUTIONS" BEFORE START-UP!
THE DIAGRAMS WITH "YES" AND "NO"s PRETTY MUCH SUM UP HOW THEY WANT IT INSTALLED
DON'T WANNA BURN IT UP BEFORE YOU GET TO USE IT!
THE ONE I SAW ON EBAY WAS $54----WHAT'S THE NORMAL RETAIL ON ONE OF 'EM?