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Old February 25th, 2015, 02:05 PM
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Look at these little beautys (aux heater blowers from UK)

Heaters - Water : T7Design.co.uk, Lightweight Kit Car Heaters

Just stumbled upon this but it seems like an interesting way to add an aux heater to your truck in a compact size, matched with a webasto coolant heater you might have a nice way to preheat your 90 all over and keep the rear passengers alive

Never seen it before so I thought I would share

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Old February 25th, 2015, 04:08 PM
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When I first read your post I thought it was rover specific. These are universal application and there's many supplies of systems like that here in the US you can source for much less, but still good timing for a post like this. I am definitely doing the heater fan upgrade this spring after the big chill is gone. if that doesn't seriously increase my output, then an aux may be the way to go.
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sorry to hi jack - but i am about ready to add an aux heater or something like that to keep warm here in boston. any thoughts, suggestions?

thanks!
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When I first read your post I thought it was rover specific. These are universal application and there's many supplies of systems like that here in the US you can source for much less, but still good timing for a post like this. I am definitely doing the heater fan upgrade this spring after the big chill is gone. if that doesn't seriously increase my output, then an aux may be the way to go.
I liked the compact size and high cfm of the units, thats why I posted them, though I agree with you there are other options stateside
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sorry to hi jack - but i am about ready to add an aux heater or something like that to keep warm here in boston. any thoughts, suggestions?

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There are too many to choose from. A good place to start for universal auxiliary heaters is ebay. Search on 'auxiliary heater". They are common for adding to buses, vans, tractors, etc. Just figure out your btu requirements, budget (figure $200ish) and configuration/mounting position (which will dictate where you want the heater hose connections in relation to the outlet.

Here is just one example: New 20 000 BTU Auxiliary Heater Used in Fleet Vehicles Truck Bus Van 12 Volt | eBay
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I'm working on one right now and those look way easier to install than the AUX Heater/ AC combo I'm installing.
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I'm working on one right now and those look way easier to install than the AUX Heater/ AC combo I'm installing.
AC makes it quite more complicated.
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My first 90 had an aux heater that was switched on the console to the left of the steering wheel. I've yet to see another one like that. The vent was behind the driver's side seat in the floor. Truck came with it so I never knew anything about it.
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sorry to hi jack - but i am about ready to add an aux heater or something like that to keep warm here in boston. any thoughts, suggestions?

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Here you go Keith!

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http://www.summitracing.com/search/p...ers&kr=heaters
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Does anyone know the cfm and btu rating of the stock defender heater as a point of comparison?
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Does anyone know the cfm and btu rating of the stock defender heater as a point of comparison?
John aka Red90 has a good write up
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Old February 26th, 2015, 02:35 PM
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Does anyone know the cfm and btu rating of the stock defender heater as a point of comparison?
I measured 160 cfm and 10000 btu/h with the stock system and the lower deflectors removed.

I measured 240 cfm with it out.
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Red Top also has a nice line of auxiliary heaters
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I measured 160 cfm and 10000 btu/h with the stock system and the lower deflectors removed.

I measured 240 cfm with it out.
damn. 10k btu sucks when comparing to any of the aux units that are in the 12-20k range.

did you have the enlarged bulkhead hole when you did the 160/240 measurement?
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did you have the enlarged bulkhead hole when you did the 160/240 measurement?
No. However in my opinion the bulkhead hole is not restrictive with the stock heater. The wing intake and the dash vents are the restriction points.
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Keep in mind any specs from a new heater is the best case and it will be worse installed.

The stock heater was 240 cfm outside of the truck and would probably do 15000 btu/h.
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According to the manufacturer the "3.5kw Lightweight Heater" should put out about 12000 BTU. I have one sitting in the garage now. Its a nice little unit. It will likely be warm by the time I get to test it, but it looks like a good add on for cargo area heat.
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According to the manufacturer the "3.5kw Lightweight Heater" should put out about 12000 BTU. I have one sitting in the garage now. Its a nice little unit. It will likely be warm by the time I get to test it, but it looks like a good add on for cargo area heat.
Honestly I thought the compact size on these would make them ideal for mounting in the wheel well of the vehicle to reduce interior space demands.

interested with your experience as I have seen similar products stateside but the overall size of these makes them desirable
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