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Old February 13th, 2012, 02:25 PM
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how much was yours shipped?
234.80/$366.28 They arrived packed in both foam and bubble. No way it could bust. The construction is like the RRC heated glass with micro fine wires sandwiched between the layers of glass. You cannot see the wires unless you focus on them.

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wow I wonder if those would fit my S1..
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Old February 13th, 2012, 02:29 PM
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It is also quite low cost, although a low more work, to install a higher output heater.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 02:39 PM
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I'm curious about the viscous fan/thermostat comment. I think those are wear items that may have gone bad after sitting so long in its previous life, and may be in need of replacement. It seems to me that the thermostat is opening up too early, and the engine never really gets a chance to heat up - does this make sense to anyone else? I've also had summer moments that lead me to believe the viscous fan is in need of replacement. Too bad it's winter and I don't have a heated garage!

(I love the heated seats/heated windshield/bigger heater box comments too)

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Old February 13th, 2012, 02:55 PM
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Well, a thermostat is cheap and easy to replace. The fan clutch, when the truck is cold, does the fan spin freely? If not, it is locked shut and should be replaced.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 03:01 PM
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IME, a high percentage of NEW thermostats leak. You should not feel any heat in the upper hose until normal operating temperature is reached. If you do, fit a new (brand name) stat.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 03:07 PM
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When I restored my NAS110, I had regular laminate glass (non-heated) put in. So far, since I've installed the webasto with a timer, when the webasto was set to come on early, I've never had frost on my windshield. It would be hard to justify a heated windshield if you already had a webasto, as the webasto turns on the interior fan after the coolant hits about 70+ deg F and that will defrost the windscreen as well as warm the cabin.
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Yeh but a webasto heater is like 2 grand. I'm sure it's great but only for gold platers
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Well, a thermostat is cheap and easy to replace. The fan clutch, when the truck is cold, does the fan spin freely? If not, it is locked shut and should be replaced.
Ron - the spin freely when it's cold thing...

Does that mean no resistance? Some resistance? Should it be hard to move when cold? Not sure what you mean. Also, does fan clutch=viscous fan?

Yes, a Webasto is probably out of the budget.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 07:49 PM
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Yeh but a webasto heater is like 2 grand. I'm sure it's great but only for gold platers
If you pay 2 k for Webasto, you are crazy. Even new retail is way less than that. You can pick them up used for $500 to $700. For awhile, you could get new ones in the UK for $250, but that is in the past.

Where I live, I consider it the best addition to my truck by a long shot. Hot engine and interior, anywhere anytime. It is not gold plating when camping at -40....
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Old February 13th, 2012, 07:53 PM
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Ron - the spin freely when it's cold thing...

Does that mean no resistance? Some resistance? Should it be hard to move when cold? Not sure what you mean. Also, does fan clutch=viscous fan?
Some resistance. Yes, he means the viscous unit attached to the fan.

The thermostat is the number one most important thing. Grill blankets and worrying about the fan are bandaids. With a non leaking thermostat you will have no problems. I have no blankets and I have spent a lot of time driving in the real cold.
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Old February 13th, 2012, 08:25 PM
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Today was 34 outside and I had no problem getting the truck to operating temperature with acceptable heat. But when it was single digits, nada. Is this consistent with the thermostat being bad?
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Just feel the upper hose. If it is hot before the temp gauge is at the normal spot, it is leaking.

If you have a V8, nothing should stop them from getting warm. They are not the most efficient engine the world has seen....
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Old February 13th, 2012, 08:47 PM
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I got my webasto used out of a freelander from the UK. probably have about $600-$700 into it max. I started a thread on it a while back.
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