My hydronic diesel heater finally arrived after ordering it a nearly a month ago.
So the ship time on these is going to be at least 3 weeks.
Just holding the heater and comparing it to the the hood it looks like the best place to put it will be on the drivers side behind the grille for 3 reasons.
1 it will be the new lowest point in the coolant system so it will always be full of coolant. Learned this with my 5,500w 240v hot water heater element based coolant heater I used in ice cars. If the heater were placed too high in the coolant system an air bubble would cause the element to melt.
2 it's next to the heater loop coolant lines and coolant expansion tank.
3 it's near the battery.
It will be all the way at the front of the car which makes exhaust routing as difficult and as long as possible.
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