Diesel cab heater

  1. owas

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    Could someone measure the heater please? I don't really trust the ones on the ad.
    My webasto was a tight fit in the battery box so I don't think it'll fit in the same place.
     
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  3. dcocks

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  4. supaimpy Member

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    Then look at a d4 or d5 , then principle is the same :thumbup:, however the claims for power output on the chinese stuff hasn't been verified.

    You won't need a 5kw heater in a 110 , even the military ambulances only had a D5 for arctic use (Land class A -40 TO +55C) a D4 is overkill, a D2 is a far better bet, you need the heater to modulate to move the flame front and prevent them carboning up .
     
  5. dcocks

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    I have a D2 in a Land Cruiser Troop Carrier with a pop top roof and it is not really big enough tbh
     
  6. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    38cm long overall
    Width or height 15 max
     
  7. owas

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    Thanks :thumbup:
    I think it might be too big to fit, the holes won't match too :(
     
  8. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    The 2kw one is smaller. I will check the dims in the book tomorrow if you like.
     
  9. owas

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    Yes please.

    My webasto is (L x W x H) 12.25 x 4.78 x 4.85 in (311 x 120 x 121 mm)

    The air/exhaust pipes look identical so they should line up if I have abit of wiggle room.

    2kw is plenty, Its only an insulated cab I am heating as the rear is blocked off.
     
  10. mrsbruce

    mrsbruce Forum Supporter

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    I’ve just bought another heater, this time a 2kw for the big hut (8x12’ maybe?). I am in the process of setting it up, so testing it yesterday. Doors of hut left open, it raised the temp by 7 degrees in 20 minutes on lowesr setting, and it was a bloomin’ cold day.

    The 2kw should easily keep you warm, and it’s significantly smaller than the 5kw.
     
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  12. supaimpy Member

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    Ebers and Web footprint for exhaust and combustion air are shared the differences will be the air ducting
     
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  13. wookie Member

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    Please don't think I'm taking the P out of John, I am not, it's just that youtube's auto created subtitles are hilarious as usual, here's a snippet...

    I think what I'll do is I'll go up in
    the box
    have a look say exactly what's in there
    will cope lit up together in we
    something got a woman anyway I will get
    enjoy the video I want to start off by
    their ceremonial unboxing of agita the
    future of John technology and
    intelligence

    take this thing up written instructions
    in English mystery horse cut it
    hey that's obviously a fuel tank that
    must be a fuel outlet very few tank

    mountain please

    hitting hit

    stainless exhaust pipe plastic fuel late
    wearing harness by the kittens at the
    fuel pump in there
    it was clutter that we must be looking

    assemble it

    the actual heat of it self control
    screen there re that's the fuel pump so
    I thought was a fuel pump was to be in
    the felt huh that's quite a nice little
    poem


    Nice review by the way John :thumbup:
     
  14. owas

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    Orderd my 2kw, hopefully it is actually a 2kw when it turns up, looks like plenty of people get 5kw ones rebadged :doh:

    Anyone used the key fob thing? Would it work from outside the car?
     
  15. maz0

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    It's possible they are the correct item, the Chinese have a habit of translating one version of their product and using the same stickers/instruction manuals for the same products with higher specs. I've noticed it on several Chinese purchases.
     
  16. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    No the 2kw is a bit smaller.
    Mine is badged 5-8kw - no way is it 8!
     
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  17. bigegg

    bigegg I drink and I know things. Its what I do.

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    :clapping:

    just watched video in hospital waiting room. with captions on, and sound off.

    it's like the subtitles have been written by the same person who writes the instructions for the heater.
    :clapping::clapping::clapping:
     
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  18. Robotstar5

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    I've never tried the subtitles option, had to turn it off after a few minutes, they were so funny it was distracting me from the video :laughing:
    Good review, has made me think about getting one for the workshop.
     
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  19. decca

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    Well i've ordered one. Good review John. Cheers.
     
  20. Ruffian Member

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    Some of these subtitles were so funny.
    Definitely worth watching with them on.

    cracking video
     
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