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Gil Crouse

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I am asking what kind of heat I should expect from a a performer 405 with the pre heaters bypassed. Seller says they are removed and bypassed be cause they “just plug up.” Thanks, and would you suggest replacing them if I buy the machine?
 

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Alot of variables but i would guess under working conditions 140 150 at the machine
 

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Alot of variables but i would guess under working conditions 140 150 at the machine

Ok, I’m actually wondering what a complete 405 gets at the machine so I can determine how much the absence of the pre heaters degrade its performance.
 

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Functional 405 under working conditions will do 220 to 240
 

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When you're cleaning you won't be using pre heaters at all. So maybe at the start the temp will be cooler but then it should get to working temp just fine given that exhaust heat exchanger is working properly. Pre heaters don't just "plug up" unless float valve in waste tank is not shutting machine down and you're getting a lot of debris thru blower exhaust. What might've happened was that they developed a leak and instead of fixing or buying another they just bypassed them.
 

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I have 2 405's and yes they have small issues here and there but they're old machines...that's to be expected. I'd say as long as the engine is in good working condition you should be fine. I fixed all my own stuff, there's plenty of info out there.
 

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When you're cleaning you won't be using pre heaters at all. So maybe at the start the temp will be cooler but then it should get to working temp just fine given that exhaust heat exchanger is working properly. Pre heaters don't just "plug up" unless float valve in waste tank is not shutting machine down and you're getting a lot of debris thru blower exhaust. What might've happened was that they developed a leak and instead of fixing or buying another they just bypassed them.

Thank you
 
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Gil Crouse

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I have 2 405's and yes they have small issues here and there but they're old machines...that's to be expected. I'd say as long as the engine is in good working condition you should be fine. I fixed all my own stuff, there's plenty of info out there.

Thank you
 
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