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Old October 24th, 2011, 09:27 AM
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Webasto Air Heater Install ideas...

Does anybody have pictures of an Eberspacher or Webasto Air Heater installed on a 90 or 110.



This is the one I am looking at http://www.defender.com/ftp/webasto_heaters.pdf

I have the thermo 50 in the truck to get the engine to warm up but I think I am going to get an air heater....
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Old October 24th, 2011, 09:54 AM
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How about these:

http://forums.lr4x4.com/index.php?showtopic=18347

I've just doen exactly the same thing with an Eberspacher D1LC in my 110 this weekend. In the mild weather we are having here, it gets the cab so hot i have to open the windows within about 3 minutes of turning it on! (was just trying it out - will save it now for the cold weather!)
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No experience with one in a car, but have been on boats that have them. Nice that you get heat without running the engine. I think there's a remote control that lets you turn it on from inside your house so that the car is all warm and toasty when you get in. They also incorporate engine heating on some models to make starting easier on cold days.
If you have a petrol engine, then there's always the old VW bus heater option which is an early Eberspacher gasoline burning type, but without fancy electronic controls. Seen them on Ebay for $30 bucks. Those ones are a little scary.
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No experience with one in a car, but have been on boats that have them. Nice that you get heat without running the engine. I think there's a remote control that lets you turn it on from inside your house so that the car is all warm and toasty when you get in. They also incorporate engine heating on some models to make starting easier on cold days.
If you have a petrol engine, then there's always the old VW bus heater option which is an early Eberspacher gasoline burning type, but without fancy electronic controls. Seen them on Ebay for $30 bucks. Those ones are a little scary.

The engine heater is great. If I fire up the engine heater when I get up on a cold day (with the remote), and by the time I am ready to leave the truck is warm. The Air heater would be there to use when I want instant satisfaction.
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I've got an Espar air heater (pretty much the same as the Webasto you show) installed in my 110 diesel. It is located under the left rear seat as shown in the link.

Very simple install, and the unit works great and drinks a surprisingly small amount of fuel.

My heat output (with a 300tdi) is marginal at best during the coldest months. Even with a radiator muff I see coolant temps dropping off pretty significantly when at low speeds or idling along in traffic.

Adding the air heater has made all the difference in having a comfortable commuter truck. Toss in the programmable 7 day timer and it is wonderful to step into a warm truck, with de-iced windows first thing in the morning.

As an aside, I also use a Webasto thermotop for pre-heating my engine coolant in the worst of Boston winters. Very similar install, and an equally nice addition.

If you need any specific details, or have any questions, just PM me.

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Old October 24th, 2011, 07:24 PM
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One bitterly cold day some years ago I went out in my ROW 90 to do some errands. Since the heater output was barely perceptible, I was all layered up in some scruffy clothing. I stopped for lunch at a Chinese buffet. When I was ready to leave, the waitress told me that somebody had paid my bill. I think somebody must have thought he/she was helping out a poor, old, homeless person.

Maybe this year I'll get around to installing the Espar that I've had lying around.
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I couldn't find it on a quick search ... but JimC documented this somewhere
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On the canadian NAS 110 I just bought, it has a stock aux heater under the front passenger seat. There are two vents that blow out behind the front seats. Does anyone have any experience with these? I don't have a clue. Anyone interested in some pics?
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Doing some searching around on these heaters, are they all for Diesel fuel or are there models for petrol (or all electric)? I am interested in getting some more heat to overcome the drafts...
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