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Old November 10th, 2010, 12:27 PM
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has anyone used one of these to heat their defender ... mine is WAY to frickin' cold man...

http://www.autotrucktoys.com/accesso...-PRD13590.aspx
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Old November 10th, 2010, 01:01 PM
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Put in heated seats ...
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Old November 10th, 2010, 01:39 PM
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http://www.butlertechnik.com/catalog...0Heater%20kit/

Webasto is the way to go... not cheap.

You can also get their carbon fiber heated seats. You can trim the carbon fiber ones to fit right so it does not feel like you are sitting on a pad... I have both in the truck, on the coldest day in NJ my truck is piping hot in about 1 mile.

Watch the video here: www.parkingheater.com
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Old November 10th, 2010, 03:33 PM
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Adjust the heater properly and you should have adequate heat. Insulating the truck helps as well....

A 300W electric heater will do nothing useful.
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Old November 10th, 2010, 03:56 PM
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I have heated seats (installed but not wired) and insulation. Takes forever to heat up when its cold (300tdi).

Are there any adjustments that can be made to improve the output or am I hosed because I have a diesel?

Webasto would be the dream but can't justify the $$$ right now.

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Adjust the heater properly and you should have adequate heat. Insulating the truck helps as well....

A 300W electric heater will do nothing useful.
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Old November 10th, 2010, 04:00 PM
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yea... I was looking for a less expensive solution... a grand for the Webasto is a bit steep ...
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Old November 10th, 2010, 04:03 PM
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I have heated seats (installed but not wired) and insulation. Takes forever to heat up when its cold (300tdi).

Are there any adjustments that can be made to improve the output or am I hosed because I have a diesel?

Webasto would be the dream but can't justify the $$$ right now.
Webasto is awesome...... But I knew somebody who made one get delivered to me no charge... I also have a 24 volt one if anybody wants (Pm me)
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Old November 10th, 2010, 04:16 PM
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There are discussion around about adjusting the heater. My truck stays as warm and heats up as fast as any of my "normal" cars.

From the thermometer in my 90.
http://members.shaw.ca/red90/Myheaterworks.jpg
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Old November 10th, 2010, 10:39 PM
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I put one of these in my drafty 46 pickup and I could wear a tshirt on the coldest Maine day and still be warm

http://www.jcwhitney.com/under-dash-...d=b1252c2282j1
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Old November 10th, 2010, 10:56 PM
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250 Cubic Feet/Minute! That's a lot of hot air! How was the install? Do you happen to have pictures? Where did you mount it?

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I put one of these in my drafty 46 pickup and I could wear a tshirt on the coldest Maine day and still be warm

http://www.jcwhitney.com/under-dash-...d=b1252c2282j1
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Old November 10th, 2010, 11:02 PM
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The install was very easy. I just mounted it under my dash. Unfortunately no pics but I would have to run it on the lowest speed to keep my legs from feeling like they would catch on fire.
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Old November 11th, 2010, 12:47 AM
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I use a block heater ... Nice and warm when I fire it up... For the TDI have you tried a radiator muff? My heater really sucked a few years ago and I changed the heater core and fan, it worked like new then... But I'm sure something in the heating will break this winter being its sat for over a year
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I haven't changed out the heater core yet. I do have a muff. Part of the problem might be that I have a large Allard intercooler. My temp never gets up in the middle of the temp gauge. It runs really cool all year round. I figured this might be why it takes so long to heat up and the fact that the output is only ok. I will probably make some smaller adjustments first before taking more drastic measures.
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I was thinking about adding this in the back but i never did, I did not want to cut up my center console... 97 NAS-D90... But if you have an older one you can make a modified cubby... Just a thought... My issue is with the A/C but i wont have to worry about that for a while...

http://www.sportsimportsllc.com/prod...ter_ek-640.htm
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I was thinking about adding this in the back but i never did, I did not want to cut up my center console... 97 NAS-D90... But if you have an older one you can make a modified cubby... Just a thought... My issue is with the A/C but i wont have to worry about that for a while...

http://www.sportsimportsllc.com/prod...ter_ek-640.htm
I installed one of the Mojave Heaters (same as in the link above) in a '69 Bronco I had and it worked great for the front seat passengers but did nothing for the rear (kinda like the Rover system). Has anyone come up with something that actually works well to temper the rear of a ST? My daughter (age 2) loves to ride in my truck but I don't like the idea of turning her into a popcicle in my backseat!
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Old November 11th, 2010, 07:54 AM
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I had 1 cabin boat cabin heater in my D90, cost was like 100.00 IIRC from Boaters World, that thing made the truck PRESTO in like 3 minutes, then lowered to the lowest setting and it warmed up the entire cabin.

I used it on Shrek as well, until it was "borrowed " when I did the restoration
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Old November 11th, 2010, 11:31 AM
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I haven't changed out the heater core yet. I do have a muff. Part of the problem might be that I have a large Allard intercooler. My temp never gets up in the middle of the temp gauge. It runs really cool all year round. I figured this might be why it takes so long to heat up and the fact that the output is only ok. I will probably make some smaller adjustments first before taking more drastic measures.
Change the thermostat. It should get right up to normal temperature and not drop below. The intercooler has no affect on engie cooling.
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First thing is to make sure your stock heater is working right. I froze through a winter until I realized that the flap (controled by cables) was not working all the way.
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First thing is to make sure your stock heater is working right. I froze through a winter until I realized that the flap (controled by cables) was not working all the way.
Why would anybody try to make sure something worked correctly first before upgrading it? Who does that?
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Old November 11th, 2010, 12:53 PM
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Do you think this one would work also?
http://www.jcwhitney.com/mojave-heat...lterid=c2448j1



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I put one of these in my drafty 46 pickup and I could wear a tshirt on the coldest Maine day and still be warm

http://www.jcwhitney.com/under-dash-...d=b1252c2282j1
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