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Cheap Chinese diesel heater.

Discussion in 'Members Vehicles/Projects' started by Bobsticle, Nov 6, 2018.

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  1. Bobsticle

    Bobsticle De Villes Advocaat

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    Thanks for the info. I thought mine was silicone. I'll keep my eye on it.
     
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    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    That explains my mate telling me that he binned that and bought some reinforced spill return pipe from the motorfactors for his as it was acting up and he thought it was air getting in.
     
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    Rather than tap into the fuel lines could you tap into the actual vehicle fuel tank? I can see why you are reticent to tap into the fuel lines (more joints = more chance of air buggering stuff up) but a orally separate line from the actual tank won’t affect the vehicle?
     
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    Really didnt want to tap in on my TD5 so did this

    Used some steel Kopex conduit to protect the fuel line. Cut a hole in the top of the wheel arch to refill.
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    Show us the inside bits dude lol
     
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    bankz5152 Well-Known Member

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    Which inside bits? :p
     
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    flat Well-Known Member

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    The filler arrangement lol. Curious how you have done it
     
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    Need to tidy it up a little and add a plate to protect it all from slop but its mounted on the rear seat xmember.

    Going to reroute the air intake into the rear tub and route the exhaust better.

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    What happens if these heaters run out if fuel ?, do they turn off completely automatically or does it still use electric power and fuel pump says running.
     
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    They throw a code and shut off
     
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    Yep air getting in,you can see it on the clear pipe, got some new hose ordered, will pop it on the weekend ready for the cold.
     
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    Put the new bit of hose on with new clamps, started on the second attempt, not been used since last winter, brilliant :D
     
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    Every car that I've had with air conditioning has instantly cleared the windows when switched to re-circulation, more so when getting in with damp clothes, dogs, snow covered shovels, etc. Windows steam up, press recirc, windows defog all round.

    I suspect your dehumidifer isn't working right. It's also why you see drips of water coming from recently used cars on hot days. The dehumidifer portion of the A/C system is pulling the humidity out of the air, whether it's externally sourced, or internally.
     
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    I added a temperature switch to mine, so when you turn the heater on and it's gets to a certain temperature it turns on my heated seat, heated mirrors and the normal fan to blow the air onto the windscreen .. works perfectly :)
     
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    Is there a way to tell if you have a short or long return in the tank other than pulling it out!

    Im about to fit one of these to my 1992 110 (rear steel tank with heavy duty guard - so a bitch to drop out!) and would like to tap into the return rather than the fuel feed, but unsure if its viable or not...
     
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    Will there be enough flow in a return?
    (If there is)
    I would use a push fitting T piece on the return.
    You can always swap the T piece to the flow if you have probs with fuel flow
     
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    I think the idea is that the supplied pump pulls the fuel up the return pipe from the tank, which is why I asked if anyone knows if the return pipe reaches the fuel level or not...
     
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    I think the idea is that the supplied pump pulls the fuel up the return pipe from the tank, which is why I asked if anyone knows if the return pipe reaches the fuel level or not...
     
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    Can't beat the Chinese diesel heaters. Got one in my caravan. And works a treat, just need to reposition the pump and when it's on full power, you can hear it though the van.

    Also got one in my work van, as I spend the week driving around the UK and Europe. Did try tapping in to the fuel line but it seemed to keep bringing up air and to the van itself. I now just have a Jerry can inside a plastic box under my bunk, works a treat. Especially when your parked up the Swiss alps.
     
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    We don’t need to know who you park up at night. Far too much info if you ask me. :eek:

    :p
     
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