LSC15's 95 Tacoma 4x4

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Garage > Technical Chat

Notices

Hmm, fuel heater, oil cooler?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-12-2008, 03:01 PM   #1
Coreyjon [OP] Coreyjon is offline
Northern Alliance: Airlift Div
Coreyjon has much to be proud ofCoreyjon has much to be proud ofCoreyjon has much to be proud ofCoreyjon has much to be proud ofCoreyjon has much to be proud ofCoreyjon has much to be proud ofCoreyjon has much to be proud ofCoreyjon has much to be proud of
 
Coreyjon's Avatar
Air Force: Flight Engineer
Joined: Mar 2008, #5434
Location: Upstate, Ny
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 460
Coreyjon's Tacoma Gallery
Hmm, fuel heater, oil cooler?

So, heres my idea (guess I've been around planes too long).

Heat fuel going to the engine by a fuel oil heat exchanger setup. Fuel enters the vessel and circulates via a copper coil, which is then surrounded by hot engine oil . This would be installed in parallel with the oil system so that a bypass route would be able to control hot oil flow into the system to adjust the temperature.

My reasoning, warming up the fuel would allow it to burn better, and more completely, while at the same time adding capacity to the engine oil and additional cooling.

Idea #2, substitute oil for engine coolant.

Is this needed? Probably not. Just an idea I'm stealing from my plane.

So, just putting it out there, I'm bored, trying to spur ideas.

Don't mind me..bored, the next step is for me to find something to "Fix".
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2008, 03:29 PM   #2
Junior Member
BigRed is on a distinguished road
 
BigRed's Avatar
Joined: Feb 2008, #4834
Location: Durham, NC
Age: 51
Gender: Male
Posts: 15
BigRed's Tacoma Gallery
I can't think of any reason thermodynamically why you would want to heat fuel. The only reason I've seen for heating fuel is to keep it flowing, for example #6 fuel oil used in boilers has to be heated or it won't flow. What's the reason fuel is heated in aircraft? I would imagine it's for the same reason due to extreme cold at high altitudes. Can you tell I'm an engineer
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2008, 04:02 PM   #4
Coreyjon [OP] Coreyjon is offline
Northern Alliance: Airlift Div
Coreyjon has much to be proud ofCoreyjon has much to be proud ofCoreyjon has much to be proud ofCoreyjon has much to be proud ofCoreyjon has much to be proud ofCoreyjon has much to be proud ofCoreyjon has much to be proud ofCoreyjon has much to be proud of
 
Coreyjon's Avatar
Air Force: Flight Engineer
Joined: Mar 2008, #5434
Location: Upstate, Ny
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 460
Coreyjon's Tacoma Gallery
Haha guys cut me a little slack . It is used in our aircraft because ice can form in our fuel, which - if allowed to flow to the engines could obstruct a line and cause an engine to run too lean, which would create bad problems (jet engines don't like to run out of fuel - flame out = bad)

I'm just a guy who sometimes can't help himself, and will type a random idea to spark other ideas. There is a reason why cars don't come equipped with the set up I described.

Now, if this was a diesel forum, and people were running veg oil, then this would be of more use.

Damn engineers! Always using their logic.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-12-2008, 04:12 PM   #6
Coreyjon [OP] Coreyjon is offline
Northern Alliance: Airlift Div
Coreyjon has much to be proud ofCoreyjon has much to be proud ofCoreyjon has much to be proud ofCoreyjon has much to be proud ofCoreyjon has much to be proud ofCoreyjon has much to be proud ofCoreyjon has much to be proud ofCoreyjon has much to be proud of
 
Coreyjon's Avatar
Air Force: Flight Engineer
Joined: Mar 2008, #5434
Location: Upstate, Ny
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Posts: 460
Coreyjon's Tacoma Gallery
WooHoo!
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
winterization/block heater/oil pan heater roughnready62 Performance and Tuning 5 02-03-2014 09:56 PM
Block Heater vs oil pan heater....or neither wyotaco06 2nd Gen. Tacomas 49 01-06-2014 02:24 PM
Factory oil cooler no external finned cooler?? lj973gm 2nd Gen. Tacomas 7 09-27-2011 05:01 PM
WTB: OEM Oil Cooler & ATF Cooler billyjoe Buy / Sell / Trade 1 11-11-2009 05:48 PM
engine oil cooler and transmission cooler linkfeeney Technical Chat 9 06-16-2008 08:08 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.