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After market cab heater question.

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by Val. h, May 21, 2020.

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  1. Val. h

    Val. h Active Member

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    Does anyone know if a 2kw deisel cab/night heater fits behind the seats, ie between the seats and the mid bulk head in a land rover defender 90? And if there is enough space above the transfer box for the inlets and outlets?

    I'm looking for a good place to fit an extra heater on my 1993 200Tdi as the standard heater is virtually usless.


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    Hicap phill Well-Known Member

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    I think most people use the battery box to install them
    Think @Bobsticle has installed 1 He may have all the info on dimensions & cheap heater ;)
     
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    No I ain’t :p

    First of all, I never so much as drove a 90 never mind owned one, modern cars are of little interest. If the dims are simular to han series then it’ll go in a cubby box betwixt front seats. Nowt goes behind the seats sept a thin sheet of Basildon Bond :(.
    If 90s have storage under the passenger seat then it will fit within the confines of t’seat box unless it has two tanks or a battery residing therein.
    Whilst rummaging within Henry’s private areas I doubt I would have attempted routing anything in and around the middle seat area due to his sunken tool tray and it’s resultant space removal but with a flat panel substitution I dare say it could be achieved. In fact, this area has distinct advantages in the distribution of warmed air as both footwells can be scorched to a crisp simultaneously. Obviously lower garments constructed of nylon or similar temperature sensitive materials will have to be avoided as welding molten plastic to ones ankles can be a tad inconvenient.
    If said 2kw unit (mine is a 5kw so also melts soft metals) is to be positioned within a cubby box then there is more than adequate height to construct a cunning false bottom and rout the intake and exhaust to the rear of the cab (bulkhead) where a convenient gap could be utilised between seatbox and tub. I do believe if similar to a series, the one inch flexi pipe would go.
    Naturally my special one off limited Landyzone design fees apply so my invoice should be with you by Tuesday. :D
     
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    Try a google, sure people have fitted them behind the seats, it is what they do with the trucks.

    The cheap chinese ones seem to get a decent write up on many of the boat forums, YBW forum search chinese heater, there is also a facebook page for them.
     
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    Strike one :rolleyes:
     
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    How much room is there behind a boat, er, I mean 90 seat? shirly it can’t be that much more than a series, or is that the extra two inches:confused:
     
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    Actually 4.9 extra inches, but still feck all room in the boot!
    I would like another 4.9 extra inches, that would make it average then
     
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    In the interests of science I have measured the series the 90 and the boat, actually not the boat!
    Series has a 3 inch wide flat area behind the seats, with the seat back er back there is approx 4 inches of vertical space, ie a 4x3 inch box of room.
    90 has a 4.5 inch wide flat area behind the seats, but with the seat back flipped back and the seat back as far as it can go there is virtually no vertical room at all, maybe 2 inches at best, ie a 4.5x2 inch box.
    So neither is big enough for a blown air heater.
    If you have a centre cubby, you of course have loads of vertical space, so that would appear to be the only in cab option and even then I reckon it will be tight.
     
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    That’s not anal at all.

    how many times do you switch the light off when leaving a roomo_O
     
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    Never switch lights on, drives missus mad!
     
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